By Nicholas Corder
In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Staffordshire and the Potteries the chilliness is introduced with reference to domestic as every one bankruptcy investigates the darker aspect of humanity in infamous instances of homicide, deceit and natural malice that experience marked the historical past of the realm. For this trip right into a bloody, missed element of the earlier, Nicholas Corder has chosen over 20 episodes that provide a desirable perception into legal acts and the legal brain. Recalled listed below are the Rugeley poisoner William Palmer, who disposed of his sufferers with strychnine, the vicious attacks on Issac Brooks and the miscarriage of justice that placed George Edalji in the back of bars for 3 years and taken the author of the world's maximum fictional detective to his rescue. The Canal boat killing of negative Christina Collins is defined in photo aspect, as is the unhappy case of Thirza Tunstall's child and the unusual case of the headless corpse of Hednesford. The human dramas Nicholas Corder explores are frequently performed out in...
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Interestingly, the trial of William Palmer (see Chapter 11) was the first case to be tried elsewhere in the country to avoid local bias. At the centre of any history of criminal misdeeds in Staffordshire is Stafford Gaol. At least 106 hangings took place at the gaol between 1793 and 1914. The crimes for which men, women, and even children were hanged included horse stealing, ‘uttering forged note’ (counterfeiting money), house-breaking, assault and robbery, as well as murder – although in Sarah Westwood’s case (see Chapter 8), this was relegated to ‘administering arsenic’.
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On examining the lower part of her body, I found a considerable degree of blackness on the inside of her thighs, and several scratches. If to violate her person had been the object of her destroyer, I have every reason to believe he did not effect his purpose. The ground round about where she lay was much disturbed, as if two persons had been violently struggling; and I am decidedly of opinion the deceased came to her death by strangulation from some person’s hands. Mr E Barker, a surgeon from Audlem, arrived at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon to examine Mary.