Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

 Search:


Most Recent Posts:
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: So if you live in Bethnal Green, you won´t kill in Whitechapel? - by Sam Flynn 24 minutes ago.
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: So if you live in Bethnal Green, you won´t kill in Whitechapel? - by Fisherman 1 hour and 14 minutes ago.
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: So if you live in Bethnal Green, you won´t kill in Whitechapel? - by Harry D 4 hours ago.
Mary Jane Kelly: Lawrence - by etenguy 5 hours ago.
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: So if you live in Bethnal Green, you won´t kill in Whitechapel? - by Fisherman 5 hours ago.
Letters and Communications: I'm not a butcher, I'm not a Yid...... - by Phil Carter 6 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: So if you live in Bethnal Green, you won´t kill in Whitechapel? - (19 posts)
Elizabeth Stride: For what reason do we include Stride? - (6 posts)
Mary Jane Kelly: Lawrence - (2 posts)
General Discussion: Ripper was several people... - (1 posts)
Letters and Communications: I'm not a butcher, I'm not a Yid...... - (1 posts)
Scene of the Crimes: The Nihilist Club ie. Berner Street - (1 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Robert Sagar
Edit: Chris
May 9, 2015, 12:32 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Nov 26, 2014, 10:25 am
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: A DECADE IN THE MAKING.
February 19, 2016, 11:12 am.
Chris George: RipperCon in Baltimore, April 8-10, 2016
February 10, 2016, 2:55 pm.
Mike Covell: Hull Prison Visit
October 10, 2015, 8:04 am.
Mike Covell: NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
August 9, 2015, 3:10 am.
Mike Covell: UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS
November 14, 2014, 10:02 am.
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.
   More Ripper Blogs »
Colorado Spring Gazette
Colorado, USA
10 August 1889

The Maybrick Trial

Liverpool, August 5.
At the trial of Mrs. Maybrick for the murder of her husband to-day during the examination of witnesses for the defense, Dr. McNamara, ex president of the Irish college of Surgeons, testified that in his opinion Mr. Maybrick's death was due to gastro-enteritis and not to arsenic.

Dr. Paul of Liverpool, connected with the faculty of Victoria university, declared that it would take months to eliminate arsenic from the system if it were taken more than twice. He also thought that the symptoms in the case of Mr. Maybrick accorded with those of gastro-enteritis.

A chemist testified that ladies often purchase fly papers for use as a cosmetic. A hairdresser said that arsenic was frequently used by ladies to improve their complexion.

Mr. Poole, ex mayor of Liverpool, testified that in March last Mr. Maybrick had told him that he took poisonous medicines habitually. This concluded the evidence and Mrs. Maybrick then read her statement. In this she explained the presence of the fly papers in the house by saying that she had bought them for use as cosmetics. In former years she had used a cosmetic prescribed by Dr. Griggs, of Brooklyn which contained arsenic. She lost the prescription, and wishing to make a substitute had soaked the fly papers in elder flower water and lavender water and had covered the mixture with a plate and a towel to exclude the air. Continuing, Mrs. Maybrick said: "On the night of May 9th, after the nurse in attendance upon my husband had given him some meat juice. I went and sat by his bed. He complained of being very sick and depressed and implored me to give him a powder. Earlier in the day he had made a similar request and I had declined to administer the powder, but that evening I was over-wrought, terribly anxious and miserably unhappy. His distress unnerved me and as he said the powder was harmless and I could put it in his feed, I consented to put it with some meat juice which I gave to him. After taking it deceased fell asleep and appeared better on awakening. I was not anxious to administer the powder. Afterwards I placed the bottle containing the meat juice on the wash stand where it remained until Michael Maybrick, my brother in law, took possession of it. The day before my husband I made a full confession to him of the fearful wrong I had done him and received his forgiveness." This statement caused sensation in the court room.


Related pages:
  Florence Maybrick
       Dissertations: A Coroner for All Seasons: Sir Samuel Brighouse 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 1 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 14 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 16 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 2 June 1891 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 23 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 25 October 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 26 May 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 29 May 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 6 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 7 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Bluefield Daily Telegraph - 6 June 1905 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 18 March 1891 
       Press Reports: Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel - 5 November 1889 
       Press Reports: Freeborn County Standard - 15 August 1889 
       Press Reports: Freeborn County Standard - 18 August 1889 
       Press Reports: Freeborn County Standard - 24 October 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 20 May 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 28 May 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 29 May 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 6 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 7 June 1889 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 1 August 1889 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 13 August 1889 
       Ripper Media: My Fifteen Lost Years 
       Ripper Media: This Friendless Lady 
       Suspects: Florence Maybrick 
       Suspects: The Trial of Florence Maybrick