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  • Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    I never thought I’d live to see the day when I was on a Lechmere thread with Fish and I’m defending Lechmere’s status as a suspect.
    These are truly weird times, Herlock. I promise I wonīt start calling you a Lechmereian, though - at least not until you have read my book. If it persuades you, then Iīd be proud to call you part of the gang!

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    • Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

      The only ‘futility’ hear Trevor is the apparently pointless attempt to drill into you the fact that WE ARE NOT UNDERTAKING A POLICE INVESTIGATION! Why won’t you let this sink in?

      We are under absolutely zero obligation to adhere strictly to the same terminology that the police use so why are you intent on saying that we are? Why are you so intent on ploughing on? I honestly can’t make up my mind whether you genuinly don’t understand this or if you’re just continuing bloody-mindedly. It really is elementary stuff Trevor. Pleeeeese try and understand. It doesn’t matter if we call someone a suspect or a person of interested or a cheese sandwich. It’s irrelevant.

      All that we can do is debate the positives and negatives of each SUSPECT.

      And just to add to this weirdness you yet again accuse me of trying to prove Lechmere a killer when I’ve stated at least twice but possibly three times on this thread that I don’t think that he was the ripper.

      And the only issue with Feigenbaum is that you seem to believe that 3,500 miles don’t matter! That’s not bias of course though

      Please get a grip Trevor.
      Of course, I am convinced that if the police had the information about Lechmere that we have today, they would have considered him their prime suspect. I actually think they would have considered him the killer too, come to think of it.

      Unless, of course, they were led by an early ancestor of Trevorīs. Then again, would not such a man be in the American Midwest, looking for the culprit...?

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      • One must admire Trevor for his staunch defense, at least. He reminds me of a valiant knight. The Black Knight to be more precise:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmInkxbvlCs

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        • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

          Of course, I am convinced that if the police had the information about Lechmere that we have today, they would have considered him their prime suspect. I actually think they would have considered him the killer too, come to think of it.
          Well they would have asked him some interesting questions, that is for sure.
          Most notably
          - did you hear any steps or saw anyone or anything moving away when you entered Bucks row?
          - also, where he was and which way to work he took on the early morning of August 7th, the night of the Martha Tabram murder
          - they would tell him very clearly that the fact that he was alone with the victim means he has to be considered a suspect and then work from his reaction

          Next, they would have put him on a list and checked with him and his family members his whereabouts Saturday morning September 8th, after the next murder. If not cleared by then, they would have repeated the same for Sunday September 30th after midnight.

          And all these records if they existed would give some interesting reading and surely would save us a lot of ink in our current day.

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          • Originally posted by drstrange169 View Post
            In answer to the question posed by this thread, I've never read of anyone discarding the possibility that Charles Lechmere was the ripper, and I've read an awful lot of comments about him. the issue is just the degree of value attached to his candidature.
            Dusty, that isn't the question posed by the OP's title. They want to know why people discard the possibility that Charles really did just interrupt the real Ripper, not that he WAS the Ripper.
            Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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            Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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            • Thanks for correcting me, duly noted.
              dustymiller
              aka drstrange

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              • Originally posted by Stacker View Post
                In my opinion, this is a very likely possibility, and its so frequently ignored. It would help explain why Nicholls was mutilated much less than 3 of the 4 later C5 victims.
                Just want to say that I agree with you. The idea that Paul found Cross kneeling next to the victim (who is supposedly "still warm" as another poster says further down this thread) is so wrong and does not agree wirh the paper accounts.
                Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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