Topic: Crime

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Kate Webster’s Revenge

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Early in 1879 a murder was committed at Richmond which for callousness and savagery has few parallels. The affair became known as ‘the Barnes Mystery,’ because of the discovery at Barnes of a box containing human remains.

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Moll Cut Purse

She was a participator in most of the crimes and wild frolics of her time; and was notorious as a fortune-teller, a pickpocket, and a receiver of stolen goods.

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Trial of Kate Webster: Discovery of the Crime, and Kate Webster’s past

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Prior to March, 1879, Kate Webster, save to the very few, was utterly unknown; then suddenly the public learned that living in their midst was the grimmest of grim personalities, a character so uniquely sinister and barbaric as to be hardly human.

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