Who Were These Men / The Yorkshire Ripper – WKT4 #18
This is a crossover podcast episode. You can listen to the second half with Chantelle over at her podcast Lady Justice:
“LONDON (AFP) – A woman may be the mysterious assassin who, like Jack the Ripper, killed and maimed seven people, including six prostitutes, in twenty-seven months in Yorkshire. Local newspapers reported on Thursday that psychiatrists asked to paint a psychological portrait of the killer believe he may be female. The experts formulate two hypotheses on this subject:
Either it is a homosexual struck by a psychopathy which causes him to attack the prostitutes because of their relations with the men.
Or it is a heterosexual woman, suffering from intermittent schizophrenic insanity that results in outbursts of unleashed violence.
Either way, whether the murderer is a man or a woman, psychiatrists judge that we are dealing with an individual of above average intelligence, outside of their times of crisis.”