Story Of The Yorkshire Ripper Analysis
This is the story of Peter Sutcliffe, a man who was known as “ The Yorkshire Ripper”. He was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempted to murder 7 more women. Peter chose female prostitutes as victims, not caring the age or race, or having any preference whatsoever.
Peter was born June 2, 1946 in Yorkshire,England and his parents were Kathleen and John Sutcliffe. Many of his family members thought he would be just like his father who loved to watch and play sports, was alcoholic, and loved the pleasures of life. Instead, Peter was the opposite. He was a very shy and quiet boy who had no interest to play outside with his brothers and sisters. Peter would rather read and be with his mother than be with his father. Peter was accused of having affairs with …show more content…
His first conviction was because he attempted to attack victim 36-year-old Anna Rogulskyj with a hammer and slashing her with a knife. The victim managed to escape because people heard her screams and Peter panicked, throwing him off guard and causing him to flee. When Peter heard about his mother’s death, he had a “cooling off period”. It lasted about 11 months and then he went on the spree again. He had been arrested many times by the police but they let him go because they did not have enough evidence to prove him guilty. Peter’s “killing spots” were located in the cities of Leeds, Bradford, and in the Yorkshire area. However, one murder was in Lancashire City of Manchester. When the police almost caught him in Lancashire City, some person tried to mimic “The Yorkshire Ripper” and side tracked the police. They later realized that it was a fraud. They identified Peter as a suspect but let him go because the one mimicking him sent fraud letters and tapes that proved that Peter not the murderer. The reason they let Peter go was because of the accent in the videos.