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Florence Maybrick: Death Sentence Commuted - A CHANGE OF SCENERY

But with the murder of Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper was finished in Whitechapel. The "diary" states:

I cannot live without my medicine. I am afraid to go to sleep for fear of my nightmares reoccuring. I see thousands of people chasing me, with Abberline in front dangling a rope.

Thinking that London had become unsafe for him, Maybrick - according to diary supporters - decided to commit another murder in Manchester.
 

I am tired and fear the city of whores has become too dangerous for I to return...My first was in Manchester so why not my next? If I was to do the same as the last that would throw the fools into a panick especially that fool Abberline...

The diary notes a Manchester victim the week after Christmas, 1888:
 

I could not cut like my last, visions of her flooded back to me as I struck. I tried to quash all thoughts of love. I left her for dead that I know. It did not amuse me. There was no thrill...

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 01, 1999

Updated Last Revision: Feb 25, 2015


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