We welcome back forensic investigator Ian Gillard. This evening his presentation is entitled “Mary Ann Cotton”
We look forward to hearing Ian’s specialist forensic review of this particularly gruesome series of Victorian murders.
Mary Ann Cotton (born Mary Ann Robson; 31 October 1832 – 24 March 1873) was an English murderer, convicted and hanged for killing three of her four husbands, apparently in order to collect on their insurance policies. She may have had as many as 21 victims, including eleven of her thirteen children. She chiefly used arsenic poisoning, which caused severe gastric pain and rapid decline of health.
We thank Ian for another really interesting presentation – All present enjoyed listening to this grisly story. As always, Ian’s thorough research into the subject left no stone unturned!