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James Achew

 


Name:

James Achew

AKA:

Notting Hill Killer

D.O.B.

1872
Kill Total:

3

Kill date:

November 1929

Kill Place:

Notting Hill, London

Status:

Single

Occupation:

None

Victim:

Sybil Da Costa
D.O.B. ??

 


 

Court:

The Old Bailey

Judge:

Mr

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 


 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

Sybil Da Costa ran a lodging house at Pembridge Villas in Notting Hill,

James Achew was a 57 year old Japanese American, he lived with Ms Da Costa, and their child as though they were husband and wife, they Called themselves Mr & Mrs Starr. also there were Ms. Da Costa's other children,

Achew did not work, instead he lived off his common-law wife's earnings.

 

24th November 1929, Achew exploded in violent rage when he thought Ms. Da Costa was having an affair.

He cut her throat with a razor, then attempted suicide by trying to cut his own throat. He also killed 2 of the children, leaving a third for dead, who luckily survived, Achew then fled to France.

 

January 1930, Achew pleaded delusional insanity at his trial but this was rejected by the jury, the was found guilty and sentenced to death.

 

19th February 1930, After psychiatric reports, Achew was sent to Broadmoor at his majesty's pleasure.

 

 

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