Peter Sutcliffe is an infamous English serial killer, who was also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper.’ He was convicted for the murder of 13 prostitutes and attempt to kill seven more women. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, he had mental troubles since childhood. Before his marriage, he would hire a lot of prostitutes and, according to his friends, he was conned by some of them very badly, which led to his hatred toward them. He committed his first murder in 1975 and continued for the next five years, until he was finally tracked down by the police in January 1981. Following this, he received 20 life sentences, which meant that he would be spending the rest of his life in jail. Soon after his prison sentence began, he showed signs of mental illness and was found to be suffering from schizophrenia. He was sent to a psychiatric unit for treatment and was then sent back to prison.
June 2, 1946
Also Known As
Peter Coonan, Peter William Sutcliffe
John William Sutcliffe
Sonia Sutcliffe (m. 1974–1994)
Anne Sumner, Carl Sutcliffe, Jean, Maureen Sutcliffe, Mick Sutcliffe
An independent report into the death of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has concluded he caught Covid-19 in hospital rather than in prison. Sutcliffe was serving a whole-life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire and north-west England between 1975 and 1980. He died with Covid on 13 November 2020 at...
The Yorkshire Ripper should have been able to call his ex-wife before he died, said an ombudsman report which also criticised the use of restraints on the serial killer. Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women in a six-year killing spree, died at HMP Frankland from a combination of Covid-19 and heart disease in November 2020.
Peter Sutcliffe, the convicted serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, refused to be shielded in prison in the months before he died from the coronavirus, an inquest has heard. Sutcliffe had been warned that he was vulnerable to Covid-19 by authorities at Frankland Prison near Durham. The coroner, Crispin...
The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe refused to shield before he died of coronavirus, despite being warned by prison authorities that he was vulnerable, an inquest was told.The serial murderer died aged 74 at the University Hospital of North Durham on 13 November, 2020 after catching the virus.Coroner Crispin Oliver said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his demise and that he died a natural death after receiving good medical care.Mr Oliver said: ““Obviously I think of his family at this time, but (my thoughts) also return to those women whose names I read out at the opening of this inquest...
A burger company has faced a backlash to a Father’s Day advert featuring Peter Sutcliffe, Jimmy Savile and Fred West.The Otley Burger Company posted the collage on its Instagram page, which also included images of Austrian rapist Josef Fritzl, Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi and former US president Donald Trump.Richard McCann, whose mother was the first known victim of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, slammed the publicity stunt as “despicable”.He told the BBC: “It hurt me, it shocked me that somebody would think this was an appropriate piece of marketing.“To choose something so highly inappropriate...
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe discussed with medics his transfer to palliative care in the final hours before he died in hospital from Covid-19, a coroner has said. The 74-year-old life prisoner, dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper had been suffering increased breathlessness and needed additional oxygen in the days before his death in November.