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The Yorkshire Ripper
The Yorkshire Ripper
Peter William Sutcliff came to be known as the Yorkshire Ripper and he is a English Serial Killer who is said to have killed 13 women and he killed most of them with a claw hammer and knife. He would start with the claw hammer and then he would stab and rip them apart. He is one of England's most notorious serial killers.
He is currently serving life imprisonment for his crimes at Broadmoor Hospital for the Criminally insane. And at some point after his conviction he began using the name Peter William Coonan. He committed his crimes between October 30 1975 - November 17 1980. He was arrested on January 2 , 1981.
Yorkshire England where the Yorkshire Ripper committed his crimes.
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It has always made me wonder what set off people like the Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper. I mean do people just get up one day and say to themselves you know I think I'll go kill someone today. What kind of hidden rage or anger do these people possess. Why or what makes a serial killer? How do they take that first step and make that first kill? And I really would like to hear what people think does make a serial killer. Feel free to post a comment below and let us know what you think about serial killers. What makes a serial killer? How do they get to that point in their life? And why do they continue to kill over and over. What do you think? Post your comment below.
The History of Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper.
Peter Sutcliffe's parents were Kathleen and John Sutcliffe. It is said during his school years Sutcliffe was a loner and was very quite in school. He was accused and suspected of killing dogs and cats in his neighborhood as a teenager but the police investigation of the animal killings were never pursued.
He left school at age 15 and took menial jobs and was twice employed as a grave digger. He was never successful in any job he took. He often either just stoped showing up at most jobs and he was fired from others.
As a young mn Sutcliffe did not pursue any kind of relationship with women instead he went to prostitutes and often complained of being cheated. On Valentine's Day 1967 Sutcliffe met the woman Sonia Suzerman who he would go on to marry in 1974. The couple hoped and tried to have children but Sonia suffered several miscarriages and doctors finally told the couple that they would never be able to have children.It was later revealed that Sonia had a venerial disease as a younger woman and this is why she could not have children.
Sutcliffe according to some law enforcement officials may have started attacking and killing prostitutes because his wife had at one time had a venereal disease and could not have children. It was on the night of July 5 1975 that Sutcliffe was to commit his firat known crime. He hit Anna Rogulskyjover the head with a hammer and slashed her stomach open but she lived when people heard her screams and came running to see what was going on. Sutcliffe fled and got away.
He went on to attack and kill again and again and the people of Yorkshire England were terrified that their was a monster living among them. It was not until January 2 1981 that Sutcliffe was finally caught and all his crimes were discovered. It was after two days of intensive questioning by the police that Sutcliffe finally said. Okay I'm the Yorkshire Ripper. You finally go me. He gave long detailed accounts of his multi year killing spree and said that his only regret was that he had been unable to kill as many women as he wished he could have.
Sutcliffe has been attacked many times in prison and at one point received a huge settlement for his injuries. His wife has since divorced him and is now remarried to a man who was once one of Sutcliffes guards. There is some debate that Sutcliffe may one day be released but so far he remains behind bars at the mental hospital having now served over 30 years for his brutal murder of 13 women and attacks on several more. England does not have the death penalty and their is a possibility that Sutcliffe will one day go free.
What do you think of Peter Sutcliffe the Yorkshire Ripper. What do you think should be done with him? Do you think he should go free after serving 30 years or should he remain behind bars for the remainder of his life. Many British officials have said that id Sutcliffe is freed it will only be a matter of time until he kills again. Tell us below in the comments. What do you think?