Who Was the Real Jack the Ripper and How Did He Escape Justice?

Between 1888 and 1891, about a dozen women driven into prostitution by poverty were murdered in the East End of London, all supposedly by “Jack the Ripper”. Only 5 of these murders were later solved by a police chief, Sir Melville Macnaghten, Assistant Commissioner of the C.I.D.

Despite everything that has been written and broadcast about this infamous crime, in reality people hardly know anything about the real “Jack the Ripper” case – and what they do know is mostly mistaken.

The real murderer was in fact a talented English lawyer who in the year before the “Ripper” slayings had defended a murderer in court and had tried – unsuccessfully – to shift his client’s blame onto a prostitute.

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