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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
It's evident that the Pinchin Street victim was...

It's evident that the Pinchin Street victim was pinioned at least twice by the forearms. This did not happen by any stretch of the imagination in the canonical Ripper murders. Furthermore,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The Ripper victims might not have been raped, but...

The Ripper victims might not have been raped, but 4 out of 5 were disembowelled, and 3 out of those 4 were eviscerated. The same can't be said of the torso cases. Seen in that light, the alleged...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not disputing that; my point was simply that...

I'm not disputing that; my point was simply that the bruises suggest that she was repeatedly restrained.I'm not saying that she was severely beaten up, either, but she does seem to have been roughly...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Repeated constraint, by the looks of it, unless...

Repeated constraint, by the looks of it, unless whoever did the restraining had eight fingers on one hand and seven on the other. The bruises elsewhere seem to indicate that she was kicked whilst she...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I can't see any reason why there should be. Such...

I can't see any reason why there should be. Such ephemera would have been comparatively rare, and fewer would have survived.
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There aren't many shreds that place him anywhere....

There aren't many shreds that place him anywhere. Like the vast majority of people at the time, or now for that matter, his every movement was not slavishly recorded.
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
This was Dixons in the mid-1980s, where geeks...

This was Dixons in the mid-1980s, where geeks went bearing gift-vouchers.
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There's certainly a number of smoking guns but,...

There's certainly a number of smoking guns but, in this instance, whoever pulled the trigger (or at least handled the ammo) might still be at large, and other physical evidence may yet turn up.
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Irrelevant, perhaps, but the authorship of the...

Irrelevant, perhaps, but the authorship of the diary is probably the only significant mystery we have a realistic chance of solving :)
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 01:35 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Jack the Ripper killed specifically to gain...

Jack the Ripper killed specifically to gain access to what was inside the body. This appears to have been a secondary and by no means consistent concern in the torso cases, and was quite probably of...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Methinks not because, as I said, there's a whole...

Methinks not because, as I said, there's a whole lot more than the mere chopping-off of limbs going on here:

"The third most common category is usually referred to as an 'offensive' mutilation where...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
No, I didn't. And I'm still not convinced. Read...

No, I didn't. And I'm still not convinced. Read on...What's with the somewhat peevish-sounding "it seems"? I told you that I skip most of your posts, so don't think I ignored that one the first time...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
We're talking about an individual's behaviour,...

We're talking about an individual's behaviour, Fish. If we're interested in Serial Killer "A", it makes not one jot of difference if serial killer "B", "C" or "D" happen to have changed their MO.

By...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Has anyone? Was there ever a...

Has anyone? Was there ever a "serialist" out there who was such a wanker that he only killed people purely because he wanted to chop their arms off?
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Yes - and that "eviscerating serialist"...

Yes - and that "eviscerating serialist" was Jack the Ripper. The perpetrator of the torso cases, if he was a serial killer, was a "dismembering serialist", not that I believe that dismemberment was...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
They're rather different propositions, Harry. The...

They're rather different propositions, Harry. The first is a statistical matter, the latter psychological one.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-17-2018, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Since you ask, it was on the perineum. Not a...

Since you ask, it was on the perineum. Not a pretty sight.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-17-2018, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Not familiar with that model. We had a Singer.

Not familiar with that model. We had a Singer.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Good point, well made. Of those that were...

Good point, well made. Of those that were accustomed to cutting up dead animals, here's some food for thought:

Swanson reported having had the police visit 76 butchers and slaughterers in...
Forum: Rippercast 04-17-2018, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Curses! I would have gotten away with it if it...

Curses! I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those pesky kids!
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'd prefer to have heard from a criminologist,...

I'd prefer to have heard from a criminologist, not from a doctor who was naturally focusing on the method of dismemberment rather than the bigger picture.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
But a "fair presumption" is not the...

But a "fair presumption" is not the same as saying that it was "beyond reasonable doubt" - Hebbert made no such claim. Besides, he is only going on the mode of dismemberment and doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-16-2018, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Where does Hebbert say that "it is beyond...

Where does Hebbert say that "it is beyond reasonable doubt that there was just the one killer"? Exact quote, please.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-16-2018, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hebbert says nothing about the MURDERS being...

Hebbert says nothing about the MURDERS being similar, very or otherwise. He comments only on the similarities in the manner of dismemberment and, in the specific case of the Pinchin Street torso,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-16-2018, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Jesus wept. The torso killer(s) was no more an...

Jesus wept. The torso killer(s) was no more an "eviscerator" than Jack the Ripper was a "neck cutter".

Oh, and by the way, neither was Dennis Nilsen a "proven eviscerator". True, he emptied the body...
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