PETER SUTCLIFFE letter/envelope 4/10/2013
Four page/two sheet letter from England's "Yorkshire Ripper."
$11.00 to United States
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This auction is for a letter from United Kingdom serial killer Mr. Peter William Sutcliffe, also known as "The Yorkshire Ripper." From 1975 to 1980 Sutcliffe murdered 13 women and attempted to murder seven others. His used a knife or hammer to kill his victims, hence the moniker given to him by the press. He was arrested on 1/2/1981 and subsequently confessed, citing he was on a mission from God to kill prostitutes, although not all of Sutcliffe's victims were. He would be sentenced to multiple life terms. After his conviction he opted to change his name to Peter William Coonan, Coonan being his mother's maiden name. During his incarceration Sutcliffe has bounced back and forth between psychiatric facilities and prison. In 2011, after a failed appeal motion, it was decided that Sutcliffe should never be released from custody. Currently in his 70's Sutcliffe has lost most of his vision and to the best of my knowledge is no longer writing to pen friends, which were few and far between at best.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The missive is four pages on two sheets, dated 4/10/2013, and signed, "Pete." Sutcliffe has put his name and return address on the top right hand corner of the first page. The original mailing envelope is postmarked 4/11/2013 with five lines of address written in Sutcliffe's hand. On the reverse of the envelope Sutcliffe has put his return address in an additional four lines. There is a green Broadmoor Hospital Postal Monitors slip that accompanied the mailing, dated 4/11/2013. Fun Fact: For those of you with a thing for dates April 11th is the birthday of the late Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey (Church of Satan founder) and "IceMan" Richard Kuklinski (mafia hitman). The letter and envelope come inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and have been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
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