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Old 10-09-2017, 02:41 PM
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Default Mary Jane Kelly - Did They Know?

There seemed to be a drift of certain folks to Miller's Court on the night/morning of Kelly's murder. Did some people have prior knowledge that something was going to happen that night?

In particular George Hutchinson seems to have been on his guard that night in taking special note of the man he says he saw with MJK and indeed of her movements.

I believe that I have a candidate for the person of George Hutchinson and I don't believe that was his real name and, therefore, was not Toppy. The evidence is mainly circumstantial at the moment and a little more work is needed but, if I have the right person, he was at best a real fantasist - someone with a fixation on murders both in Whitechapel and elsewhere and over many years previously.

At worst, if he wasn't merely a fantasist he was indeed capable of murder. However, whilst he could have been the author of the MJK murder - he is unlikely to have been responsible for the double event because I suspect he was incarcerated at that time. But MJK seems to have been a personal slaying and that's why it was more savage and why her face was attacked in such fashion. "Hutch" has admitted after all being in the vicinity at that time - but I also believe that it is not all he has admitted.

My questions for this post are:
a) did folks know that something was about to happen on the night/morning of the Kelly murder;
b) was "Hutch" a fantasist or could he have killed Kelly in your opinions?
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