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Psychiatry pp 419-424 | Cite as

The Trial of Peter William Sutcliffe and its Medico-Legal Consequences

  • H. B. Milne

Abstract

Peter W. Sutcliffe aged 34 and born on the 2nd of June 1946 was arrested on the 3rd of January 1981 and consequently charged with the murder of thirteen women and the attempted murder of seven other women. Many of the victims were prostitutes but at the time of each offense Sutcliffe believed implicitly that he was killing a prostitute but acknowledged his several mistaken identifications immediately after the murders had been reported by the media.

Keywords

Psychiatric History Attorney General Paranoid Schizophrenia Medical Opinion Attempted Murder 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Milne
    • 1
  1. 1.BradfordUK

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