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well I agree with you there. they SHOULD have treated him as a murder suspect, and or dragged his ass over the coals for wasting there time.
They should only have treated him as a murder suspect if there were indications that he had killed Kelly, and no such indications were present.

And they DID haul his behind over the coals - he was interrogated, and so we may conclude that he was regarded as a person of interest in the investigation. If something had surfaced during that interrogation that called for grading him up to an outright suspect, they would have done so.

Additionally, far from thinking he had wasted their time, the police apparently acted upon his tip about Astrakhan man, and sought the latter high and low for many days after the Kelly murder.

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cox had every reason to be where she was-hutch had no explanation.
Same point I made about Packer. He had every reason to be where he was, while Hutch had no credible explanation. That's why I doubt the police would have treated their accounts in the same way.

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and to your "georgina" point-that's because no one really thinks then as now, rightfully, that a woman is going to be the ripper.
Well quite. My point was that if Hutch had been a woman who came forward with the exact same story, nobody today would view 'her' actions as suspicious, even if they still had her down as an attention seeking liar. In short, it appears that the only reason Hutch became a suspect in modern times is because he happened to be male and therefore fair game for pin the tail on the donkey.

Nobody in 1888 seriously considered him as a likely suspect, and I don't accept this was because he cunningly wrong-footed them all by coming forward [belatedly, remember] as a witness. What was he? A time traveller, who was au fait with modern offenders doing this, and knew the possibility would simply not occur to anyone in 1888 besides himself?

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well I agree with you there. they SHOULD have treated him as a murder suspect, and or dragged his ass over the coals for wasting there time.
But only if they'd had reason to suspect his motives for coming forward, which they appear not to have done.

Only if they had concluded he was lying should they have looked much more closely at him and at why he was lying, but there is no evidence for this conclusion.

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If something had surfaced during that interrogation that called for grading him up to an outright suspect, they would have done so.
Oh no, Fish, you are quite wrong there. The police had no concept back then that an offender could possibly come forward claiming to be a mere witness. Hutch could have turned out his own pockets to reveal half a kidney and a human heart and his status would not have been upgraded even to a person of interest. He was safe as houses.

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Oh no, Fish, you are quite wrong there. The police had no concept back then that an offender could possibly come forward claiming to be a mere witness. Hutch could have turned out his own pockets to reveal half a kidney and a human heart and his status would not have been upgraded even to a person of interest. He was safe as houses.

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I canīt make my mind up whether you are trying to make fun of Abby or me, Caz. You need to be more clear.
me obviously, and anyone who thinks hutch should be a suspect.
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Same point I made about Packer. He had every reason to be where he was, while Hutch had no credible explanation. That's why I doubt the police would have treated their accounts in the same way.



Well quite. My point was that if Hutch had been a woman who came forward with the exact same story, nobody today would view 'her' actions as suspicious, even if they still had her down as an attention seeking liar. In short, it appears that the only reason Hutch became a suspect in modern times is because he happened to be male and therefore fair game for pin the tail on the donkey.

Nobody in 1888 seriously considered him as a likely suspect, and I don't accept this was because he cunningly wrong-footed them all by coming forward [belatedly, remember] as a witness. What was he? A time traveller, who was au fait with modern offenders doing this, and knew the possibility would simply not occur to anyone in 1888 besides himself?

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Well quite. My point was that if Hutch had been a woman who came forward with the exact same story, nobody today would view 'her' actions as suspicious, even if they still had her down as an attention seeking liar. In short, it appears that the only reason Hutch became a suspect in modern times is because he happened to be male and therefore fair game for pin the tail on the donkey.
theres more reasons to suspect hutch -other than just being a man! LOL

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What was he? A time traveller, who was au fait with modern offenders doing this, and knew the possibility would simply not occur to anyone in 1888 besides himself?
more than likely just an attention seeker IMHO. But if he was the ripper,no-not a time travellor-just a serial killer ahead of his time ; ).
seriously though-he would just be was a brazen killer and good liar/manipulator, who fooled the police. which the ripper did on many levels.

lets also keep in mind there were no more murders for many months until McKenzie-so Hutch figuring he needs to chill out for awhile fits also.
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me obviously, and anyone who thinks hutch should be a suspect.
Then Iīll leave it to you to to produce some little contrafire, Abby. If her ability to judge the Lechmere case is something to go by, Iīd say you neednīt worry too much.
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I am having trouble understanding how an interrogation differs depending on whether or not the person being interrogated is a witness as opposed to a person of interest. Maybe a witness gets a comfy chair and a cup of tea but aren't the questions basically the same especially if the witness has circumstances like Hutch?

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Are we to assume that Hutchinson, who by his own admission knew the deceased and saw her shortly before her death and then admitted to standing outside the deceased's apartment for some time, was questioned in exactly the same way as Fanny Mortimer who was a witness in the Stride case?

It seems to me that there are witnesses and then there is Hutchinson. Witness or no witness I can't believe he was handled with kid gloves and was not asked tough questions.

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