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Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-08-2018, 01:18 PM
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The middle document looks like a copy of the...

The middle document looks like a copy of the Hutchinson report. As the rank follows the name on both that and the third example it suggests that these were examples of Arnold signing his name. The...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-29-2018, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Maybe, but Abberline's report was "I am of...

Maybe, but Abberline's report was "I am of opinion his statement is true". That's pretty categorical for someone who who harbours any significant doubt.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-29-2018, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
If she did so might it have been because she was...

If she did so might it have been because she was drunk?
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 07-29-2018, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
I believe the contemporary name was a 'Judas...

I believe the contemporary name was a 'Judas Gate'.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-29-2018, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
That may have been a conclusion that he came to...

That may have been a conclusion that he came to at a later time, but his immediate reaction, as I recall, was to document a belief that Hutchinson's story was true.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-29-2018, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Mine is speculation (as to why Hutchinson might...

Mine is speculation (as to why Hutchinson might have been waiting). Yours is a statement of fact about his body language, the nature of which I was hoping you might explain.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-17-2018, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
How do we know he was obsessed with her? What...

How do we know he was obsessed with her? What 'body language' are you alluding to? Who was he waiting for? MJK? She had no real reason to go back out. The details Hutchinson noted included his...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
I imagine that there were quite a few 39 year old...

I imagine that there were quite a few 39 year old men in London at the time.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-17-2018, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
Before a witness signs a statement it is read...

Before a witness signs a statement it is read through - by the witness if literate, to the witness if not. Any corrections are then made (before signature). Assuming that usual procedure was followed...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-17-2018, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
I've clearly mistaken your meaning then, Michael....

I've clearly mistaken your meaning then, Michael. Apologies.

If she intended to name a killer though, why would she not do it before leaving the police station? She'd been out of London hopping for...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-17-2018, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
I worked nights regularly for 30 years. We used...

I worked nights regularly for 30 years. We used to work 7 nights on the spin and always starting on the same day. I always knew exactly how many of the 7 I had done and therefore what day it was....
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-17-2018, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
You are. There is also no escaping Abberline's...

You are. There is also no escaping Abberline's written observation that he was "of opinion his (Hutchinson's) statement is true". (I know there is speculation that he later changed his mind but, if...
Forum: Casebook Announcements 07-17-2018, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
I never met Kate but clearly she was a lovely...

I never met Kate but clearly she was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Just arguing against my own post for a moment, if...

Just arguing against my own post for a moment, if Maxwell was being led by the statement taker and didn't know Joseph Barnett then her description of the man she saw with MJK becomes interesting...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
"I have known deceased woman during the past...

"I have known deceased woman during the past 4 months, she was known as Mary Jane and (that) since Joe Barnett left her she has obtained her living as an unfortunate..."

I realise that the exact...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-10-2018, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
This looks to me like a circular argument. The...

This looks to me like a circular argument. The closest people to the scene of the crime were only "all" police officers if an assumption is made that the killer was one of them.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
So she woke to find that a woman she had seen...

So she woke to find that a woman she had seen just before she went to bed had been killed shortly thereafter. Why would she be mistaken about that - and if she was why was her recollection as to the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
This is a great point, Jon. In the cases of both...

This is a great point, Jon. In the cases of both Chapman and Kelly we have medical opinion giving an early TOD and eye witnesses suggesting a TOD several hours later. Mrs Long/Darrell's account is...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Well quite. Most people are going to remember if...

Well quite. Most people are going to remember if they've slept since they last saw someone.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
It would be strange to have a "True Crime...

It would be strange to have a "True Crime Museum" in England and not make mention of the best-known and most talked about serial killer in history - akin to not discussing the elephant in the room....
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-29-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
That's not the point I'm making, Scott, so...

That's not the point I'm making, Scott, so apologies if I've clumsily given a contrary impression. I was merely pointing out that the James Hay who appears in the 1891 census at the Seaside Home is...
Forum: Witnesses 06-29-2018, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
There can't have been all that many women of that...

There can't have been all that many women of that name living in the immediate area at the right time, Debs. Great find. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-29-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Bridewell
Harvey was dismissed in 1889 (1st July), so would...

Harvey was dismissed in 1889 (1st July), so would not have been a serving officer at the time of the 1891 census. Interestingly, while his personal file (in 2012) still contained documents which...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Bridewell
Magistrates are no longer exempt. The anomaly is...

Magistrates are no longer exempt. The anomaly is that they can serve as jurors to the maximum age of 75 but have to leave the (active) bench at 70.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
The chalk writing on the wall is interesting. I'm...

The chalk writing on the wall is interesting. I'm trying to work out what information is being conveyed and to whom. Is it "BIT No. 5" or "B/T No. 5"?

If the latter "B/T" could perhaps be Burglary &...
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