Stephen Griffiths

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Crossbow Killer: I've No Time for Human Race

He gets life for killing women

(Newser) - A British cannibal killer who imagines himself some kind of resurrected Jack the Ripper death lord has been sentenced to life in prison for killing as many as six young women, at least one by firing a crossbow plug into her head as she tried to flee his Bradford home.... More »

Remains ID'd as 2nd Likely Victim of Ripper Scholar

Part of missing prostitute found in river

(Newser) - Forensic experts in Britain have confirmed that a small piece of human tissue recovered from a river near Bradford belongs to missing prostitute Shelley Armitage. Parts of another prostitute had earlier been found nearby, along with a bag containing knives and a hacksaw. Criminology student Stephen Griffiths—who identified himself... More »

'Tool Kit' Found Near Hookers' Remains

Ripper scholar calls himself a 'cannibal'

(Newser) - Forensics experts are examining a suitcase filled with tools found near the suspected remains of murdered hookers linked to a British "Jack the Ripper" scholar. Stephen Griffiths, 40, who dubbed himself the ''Crossbow Cannibal" last week in court, has been charged with the dismemberment murder of 3 prostitutes in... More »

'Ripper' Scholar Charged With 3 Murders

Stephen Griffiths in court for hooker killings

(Newser) - A criminology student suspected in the disappearance of 3 prostitutes has been formally charged with their dismemberment murder and will appear in court in Bradford, England, today. Stephen Griffiths—described as a "lizard-loving loner" by neighbors—was often seen strolling around the red-light district he lived in wearing a... More »

Jack the Ripper Scholar Linked to Hooker Killings

Body parts found in another ripper's nabe

(Newser) - A Yorkshire university researcher who boasted of being an expert on Jack the Ripper is being held for questioning in the murder of three prostitutes. Stephen Griffiths, 40, is a post-graduate student studying criminal justice, specializing in homicide. He was picked up by police shortly after parts of one woman... More »

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