1903: George Chapman, Ripper Suspect

On this date in 1903, the wife-poisoner George Chapman was hanged at Wandsworth Prison in the United Kingdom. He had at least three deaths on his record … and, if you fancy, possibly quite a few more...Sugden thought Chapman was a much better Ripper candidate than any of the other suspects he discussed in his book, but that didn’t mean he was definitely or even probably the real Ripper: “That Chapman committed crimes of which we have no present knowledge I can well believe.

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  • George Chapman (murderer)
    Seweryn Kłosowski, better known under his pseudonym George Chapman, was a Polish serial killer known as the Borough Poisoner. Born in Congress Poland, he moved to England as an adult, where he committed his crimes. Chapman was convicted and executed after poisoning three women, but is remembered today mostly because some contemporary police officers suspected him of being the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
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  • ExecutedToday.com » 1903: George Chapman, Ripper suspect
    1903: George Chapman, Ripper suspect. April 7th, 2012 Meaghan (Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1903, the wife-poisoner George Chapman was hanged at Wandsworth Prison in the United Kingdom. He had at least three deaths on his record … and, if you fancy, possibly quite a few more.
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  • Who Was Jack The Ripper? The 5 Most Likely Jack The Ripper ...
    Chapman was first identified as a suspect in the Ripper killings when he was first arrested in 1902. Frederick Abberline, a detective at Scotland Yard involved in the Whitechapel murder cases reportedly said “You’ve got Jack the Ripper at last!” to the officers who brought in Chapman.
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  • Casebook: Jack the Ripper
    The story told by Chapman's wife of the attempt to murder her with a long knife while in America is not to be ignored. Other striking similarities arise among the personal characteristics of Chapman and those most believe the Ripper must have had. Chapman had a regular job, as did the Ripper (since the murders all occured on weekends).
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  • George Chapman (Severin Klosowski)
    In the winter of 1893 Klosowski met a woman named Annie Chapman (no relation to the Ripper victim) and took her surname, henceforth he would be known as George Chapman. In 1893/95 he was working at Haddin's hairdressers 5 West Green Road, South Tottenham High Road, and later, in 1895, was working at William Wenzel's barber's shop 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone.
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