Jack The Ripper suspect, James Kelly was born on this day, as well as Adolph Hitler. His birthday is listed as May 26 by his mother, 15-year-old Sarah Kelly, an unwed working-class girl, who registered a false birthdate and did not list the father-a clerk named John Miller-who abandoned her upon finding out that she was pregnant.
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Broadmoor Hospital, where Ripper suspect James Kelly escaped from and returned to, in 1927, and the Home Office in England are not providing copies of his “confession letter” to the public. They are not saying, “No, you can’t have it, they come back later and say, “We couldn’t find it”.
When suspect James Kelly was 15 years old, his mother sat him down and told him she was not his mother but his grandmother and that his mother was 15 when she had him. She had been abandoned by the father and had given James to her mother to raise. She had married a rich mariner and he had died recently-now she was dying and wanted to leave everything to him as an attempt to make up for not being there.
If James Kelly saw his mother as a prostitute and he was Jack the Ripper, he could have been acting out the fantasy of killing his mother over and over again.
Also, the prostitutes he killed were the same age, approximately, that James Kelly’s mother would have been if she had still been alive at the time.
Suspect James Kelly escaped from Broadmoor Asylum, after being sentenced in 1883, by making a key out of a piece of metal he found in the garden of the asylum that they had him working in. He spent months making it after memorizing the shape he saw on the guards’ keys.
I apologize for the late publishing of this post i have had company in town for Stephanie’s graduation.
Suspect James Kelly was scheduled to be hanged for killing his wife but one more psychiatrist examined him and found him insane. He was sentenced to Broadmoor Asylum For The Criminally Insane in 1883. He escaped in January of 1888, just months before the murders began.
Day 4 of the Wordcount Blogathoon for 2011. Today is a theme day of several days for the blogathon. The first theme “My Top 5 Favorite Books On…”, and you fill in the blank. I have two different kinds of books in my room, right now so, I am going to do “My Top 5 Favorite Books On My Nightstand”.
If you are one of those who believes that the Ripper killings could have happened in America, then you can narrow your suspects down to three men: Francis Tumblety, George Chapman and James Kelly. These three men travelled to the United States after the fifth known murder in Whitechapel.