Date(s) - September 20, 2018
Florence Maybrick, born in Mobile, Alabama, was the first American woman to be sentenced to death in England – for murdering her husband, a crime she almost certainly did not commit. Her widowed mother, who had married the scion of one of Mobile’s leading families, was vilified and made an easy target when her daughter was arrested and tried for murder. She worked tirelessly and spent her substantial fortune in an effort to have her daughter released. Both Florence and her mother would die in poverty.
Richard Hutto’s book proves Florence’s innocence once and for all, along with shedding light on the Maybrick family’s connection to legendary serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Copies of the book will be available at the lecture.
Free for HMPS members, $10 for non-members