George Bennett (murderer)
Background to armed confrontation with George Brown
Bennett had been an employee of the Toronto Globe where George Brown was founder and editor. He had been dismissed after repeated problems with drinking and general work habits.
An armed confrontation with the editor ensued on 24 March 1880. This resulted in a bullet wound which became infected and led to Brown's death.
Execution of Bennett
After Brown had succumbed to his injuries seven weeks subsequent to Bennett's armed attack, Bennett was tried and hanged on conviction, a few weeks later.