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Old 04-09-2017, 05:33 AM
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A lookout would be running up and down that passage like a yo-yo.

This was a street loaded with doss-houses. People coming and going all night long, and McCarthy's shop at the corner was open 'till three o'clock.
Even if a constable came into the street there's no reason to think he will enter Millers Court. Theorists seem to forget, unless the killer was covered in blood, there would be nothing suspicious about him - what was there to be concerned about?
And if he was covered in blood, a lookout isn't going to help him any.

In those days a killer could walk out of Millers court, right passed a constable, or a group of locals, and he had nothing to fear.
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I can see having a lookout for a robbery perhaps but I simply cannot imagine a scenario where you say to your buddy "hey I'm going to enter this woman's room and brutally butcher her. Would you mind keeping a lookout for any coppers?" We would have to imagine another incredibly sick individual who would agree with such a plan and if he were that sick and deranged wouldn't he want to be directly involved in the killing as well? Just can't see it.

As a another poster suggested, maybe Hutchinson wasn't aware of the killers intent but that seems unlikely and what about afterwords wouldn't he have noticed the blood on the killer? And that brings up the reward money. Very, very tempting for someone of poor means living in Whitechapel.

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Killer or not maybe he enjoyed her singing. And how do you know he was a paying client?
If I were a prostitute and a punter asked me to sing for him, I don't think I'd choose a dreary ballad about a lad reflecting on his loneliness by contemplating a flower from his mother's tomb. Equally, if I were the punter, that kind song would have had a seriously dampening effect on my ardour, especially after a few beers. I know that the Victorians were reputedly as randy as they were sentimental, but there's limits
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I can see all the witty or smart ass posters on here (depending on your point of view) coming up with possible song titles.

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If I were a prostitute and a punter asked me to sing for him, I don't think I'd choose a dreary ballad about a lad reflecting on his loneliness by contemplating a flower from his mother's tomb. Equally, if I were the punter, that kind song would have had a seriously dampening effect on my ardour, especially after a few beers. I know that the Victorians were reputedly as randy as they were sentimental, but there's limits
Well then that just shows that it may not have been a punter prostitute encounter. And if he was the ripper then the song makes perfect sense doesn't it ? ; )
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Well then that just shows that it may not have been a punter prostitute encounter.
Indeed. Unless Blotchy was a bit kinkier than we might think.
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In a strange way, you may be right.
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If I were a prostitute and a punter asked me to sing for him, I don't think I'd choose a dreary ballad about a lad reflecting on his loneliness by contemplating a flower from his mother's tomb. Equally, if I were the punter, that kind song would have had a seriously dampening effect on my ardour, especially after a few beers. I know that the Victorians were reputedly as randy as they were sentimental, but there's limits
Hi Gareth,

Maybe that would have been your typical prostitute's aim, to seriously dampen the ardour of drunken punters after parting them from their pennies. I doubt these women did the business for their health.

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I can see all the witty or smart ass posters on here (depending on your point of view) coming up with possible song titles.

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One for Jack to sing: I've got to get you onto my knife.

And one for Mary when he was all done: Don't leave me this way.

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"Burning heart"... One for Jack perhaps?
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Hi Gareth,

Maybe that would have been your typical prostitute's aim, to seriously dampen the ardour of drunken punters after parting them from their pennies. I doubt these women did the business for their health.
But she started singing the moment the door was closed, and continued for over an hour.

Not hard to think of a motive now.
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