Berkshire Ripper Role Model

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Did The Yorkshire Ripper have a role model? Who is it? Between July 1975 and January 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, killed 13 women. “The women I killed were filth-bastard prostitutes who were littering the streets. I was just cleaning up the place a bit.” Jack the Ripper, a serial killer infamous a hundred years before, influenced the method of operations of Peter Sutcliffe, a modern day serial killer. Peter Sutcliffe killed mostly prostitutes and a few that weren’t, he drove himself to kill thirteen women and attempting to murder seven others. Sutcliffe had previously used services of prostitutes in Leeds and Bradford (Cobb). His outbreak of violence towards them seems to have occurred because a prostitute conned…show more content…
He received 20 life sentences. Soon after his trial, psychiatrists diagnosed him as a schizophrenic, which sent him to a mental hospital. In 2015, they declared him sane and sent him back to prison. While in prison he was assaulted by James Costello, a 35-year-old career criminal with several convictions for violence. In January 1983, he followed Sutcliffe into the recess of F2, the hospital wing at Parkhurst Prison and stabbed a broken coffee jar twice into the left side of Sutcliffe 's face, creating four wounds that required 30 stitches. Another incident on 23 February 1996, Sutcliffe was attacked in his room in Broadmoor Hospital 's Henley Ward. Paul Wilson, a convicted robber, asked to borrow a videotape before attempting to strangle him with the cable from a pair of stereo headphones (Wiki). Two other convicted murderers, Kenneth Erskine and Jamie Devitt, intervened on hearing screams. The last attack was by a fellow inmate, Ian Kay, with a pen on 10 March 1997, Sutcliffe lost the vision in his left eye, and his right eye was severely damaged. With judicial decisions to the contrary, Sutcliffe will spend the rest of his life in Broadmoor Hospital. Which leads to Jack the Ripper being a possible role model for Sutcliffe, although Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer known for the brutal murders of prostitutes. The murders started in 1888, discovered with their throats being cut out prior to abdominal mutilations. With the removal of the organs, it came with the proposals that the killer had surgical knowledge. In another case, he removed the sexual organs with one clean stroke of the
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