The Acid Bath Murderer

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The “Acid Bath Murderer” case was about a man named John George Haigh. It was said that he killed his boss and dumped him into a forty-gallon barrel of acid (Casale,2017). Like most known killers, Haigh blended well into society. Born into a strictly religious family on July 24, 1909, Haigh claimed his childhood to be strict and somewhat lonely. During his youth, Haigh had an accident which resulted in having a blue bruise on his head. His mother told him that this blemish was a result of his sinning, and he alluded it as the mark of the devil. Since his mother did not have this mark, he sought himself to be impure. Eventually, he would notice that he could sin and no such mark would appear. This gave him the thought that he was invincible …show more content…
Which had been previously owned by one of Haighs victims. In this workshop, investigators found current receipts from victims who supposedly left the country to avoid the war. Haigh confessed to his crimes, but misunderstood the term “corpus delicti.” Which is a law involving the evidence found with a corpse. The Acid Bath Murderer believed that if there was no body, there was no evidence that could be used against him. Investigators found many items, and body parts, which had belongs to previous victims. A body was not needed for him to be charged with these murders, they had enough evidence. Although Haigh had confessed, he pleaded insanity with the hopes of only being put in a mental hospital for a few months and being released. This plea failed, and he was charged with murder. Acidic chemicals have a pH ranging from 0-7. These acids usually have a very sour taste to it. The term “acid”is derived from the latin term acere, which means sour. (properties of acids and bases) Acids are tested with litmus paper, and turn it red, and destroy the properties of bases. Acids also are able to conduct electric currents. Acids produce hydrogen ions in solutions. (properties of acids and bases) Acids react with metals to form hydrogen gas. When adding an acid to a base, salt and water will be

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