DESCRIPTION: In London, Doctor Crippen poisoned his wife, "cut up her body and buried it deep." He and his disguised mistress are arrested "on board the Montrose." He is tried, convicted, "and Crippen was condemned on the gallows to die"
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (IRClare01)
KEYWORDS: execution homicide trial disguise mistress wife
1910 - "Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged in London ... for the murder of his wife" (source: notes to IRClare01).
FOUND IN: US Ireland Canada(Newf)
Martin Howley, "Doctor Crippen" (on IRClare01)
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