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Russell owned a house in Belgravia, which was the original site of the planned assassination on him, specifically for Russell to be shot in his own bed. An explosive device was placed into his house, through his letterbox, by John Shelby. This causes the the planned site of his assassination to change to the Epsom Derby, to ensure the safety of Thomas , allowing him to assassinate Russell in a place away from the police.
At the Epsom Races, he was lured into a quiet area by Lizzie Stark, who appeared to him as a prostitute. Despite Lizzie's clear objections, Russell attempted to rape her, but was interrupted by Thomas Shelby, who aimed and and pulled the trigger but the gun jammed. He fought with Thomas, but in the end Thomas shoot him in the head using Russell's own gun.
Russell's death was a political move, but he also had several crimes to his name, including being responsible for unspecified attacks in Cork.
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