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Forum: Martha Tabram Today, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
A thought occurred to me reading your post,...

A thought occurred to me reading your post, technically the second man with the larger knife could have been "Jack", and more plausibly than the multiple stabber. Could be the first taste of the kill...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-20-2017, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
Here is a list of convicted and executed...

Here is a list of convicted and executed murderers in England in 1888-89:

-David Rees murder of Thomas Davies Carmarthen 13-Mar 1888
-Alfred Scandrett and James Jones murder of Philip Ballard,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-20-2017, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
Reading about the issues surrounding...

Reading about the issues surrounding dismemberment and how unusual an act it was I am reminded of the case of Kate Webster in 1871 in Richmond. This woman murdered her employer then systematically...
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-20-2017, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I don't think you need to use either of the 2...

I don't think you need to use either of the 2 stories Darryl to recognize the validity of the premise itself, we know that soldiers were in pairs...corroborated by these stories in part, and we know...
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-20-2017, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I think using the Evolutionary Argument presumes...

I think using the Evolutionary Argument presumes leaps too large in too small an interval of time. No-one suggested that the killer of Martha had any skill or knowledge, despite the multiple stabs in...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-19-2017, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
On TOD Id agree Sam, evidence suggests she was...

On TOD Id agree Sam, evidence suggests she was killed when Cadosche heard the cry from the other side of the fence.
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-19-2017, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
Impatient soldier waits for his friend, he takes...

Impatient soldier waits for his friend, he takes longer than anticipated, and when he goes to look for him, maybe because he had seen coppers asking questions, and when he finds his friend he is in a...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-19-2017, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I think Sam that you are correct about the value...

I think Sam that you are correct about the value of first hand inspections, and that is why Ive always given Phillips opinions a nod over others.
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-19-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 511
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I don't have any specific theory about what this...

I don't have any specific theory about what this was all about Harry, I do about whom should be looked at as probable victims of a single killer.

The East End Observer on August 18th wrote that...
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-18-2017, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
Being contrary as a lifestyle choice gives you...

Being contrary as a lifestyle choice gives you that position by default. The fact is that soldiers carried the larger weapons that are indicated here due to the Bank Holiday, that soldiers were seen...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-18-2017, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I would think the majority do not include her,...

I would think the majority do not include her, and I don't recall one contemporary investigator including her in his own head count.

And I like your position on the "Double Event".. the fact that a...
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-18-2017, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I think Jon that the dagger was either used...

I think Jon that the dagger was either used first, or last, I don't see the that frenzy halting to change to another weapon for a single stab, or back to the pen knife. From my perspective when you...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-18-2017, 03:40 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
That's a slippery slope for you Fisherman,...

That's a slippery slope for you Fisherman, because traditional Ripperology starts with a premise and a suspect and tries to string a story together. How is that different from what you've been...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-17-2017, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I think even fewer Sam if they know that at the...

I think even fewer Sam if they know that at the other end of the archway there is a dead end.....see room 13.:pleased:
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-17-2017, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
That's what I also believe is likely the case...

That's what I also believe is likely the case here Jon. This second weapon, appreciably larger than the one used in a frenzy, suggests a link to people on the streets with such a blade on them at...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I believe that many tradesmen carried knives,...

I believe that many tradesmen carried knives, such as butchers and bootmakers. There are suspects in both those trades. We also know that at least one unfortunate carried a knife the night she was...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-16-2017, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Michael W Richards
I believe Sam that egress posed great risk as...

I believe Sam that egress posed great risk as well, particularly if, as is in the popular mainstream belief, he didn't choose the venues. The acts must speak for themselves and the specific nature of...
Forum: Martha Tabram 10-14-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 80,995
Posted By Michael W Richards
I think there may be an explanation for 2 weapons...

I think there may be an explanation for 2 weapons with the soldier who was seen waiting for his mate.

If the man with the prostitute is in a rage over something and is stabbing the victim repeatedly...
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Michael W Richards
How about a cut that traces around a navel...see...

How about a cut that traces around a navel...see any crude cutting like that with Annie Sam? How about a nose cut that may have accidentally nicked her cheeks? How about a section of severed colon...
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Michael W Richards
You mean you disagree with the opinion of the...

You mean you disagree with the opinion of the physician who saw more victims in death than any other, not me Steve. Its well documented that Phillips didn't see the same hand at work with Liz, and...
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Michael W Richards
Its not about matching victims by what was done,...

Its not about matching victims by what was done, its how it was done and why it was done.
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Michael W Richards
Perhaps I was unclear. I have no issues marrying...

Perhaps I was unclear. I have no issues marrying Polly and Annie with the same killer for many reasons, particularly the MO, Signatures and Victimology.

Catherine Eddowes was killed in much the...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-12-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 33,838
Posted By Michael W Richards
Logic requires pattern and consistency,...

Logic requires pattern and consistency, sequential occurrences. In these cases the behaviors can vary greatly, so its impractical to merely assume a routinely morphing murderer.

I think the crux is...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-12-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By Michael W Richards
Hi Mystery Singer, My take is; a) I believe if...

Hi Mystery Singer,

My take is;

a) I believe if it was indeed Hutchinson there under the circumstances he describes he is quite possibly a lookout or on the lookout for someone. I also believe its...
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-11-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Michael W Richards
Hi Sleuth, Well, in Pollys case I would...

Hi Sleuth,

Well, in Pollys case I would certainly agree. I believe she is the introduction to this particular killer, and based on what he learned performing his tricks in the street itself, he...
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