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LYDIA ADLER

Kill Total: 1 Kill place:
Kill date: June 1744 Victim(s): Husband -
Date of Birth: Marital Status: Married
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Adler was tried at the Old Bailey in June 1744, for the murder of her husband, John Adler, by throwing him on the ground, kicking and stamping on his groin. He survived in hospital  from the day of the attack, 11th May 1744,  till the 23rd May, and then died.

Adler, in her defence said that her husband had two
wives besides her; and that a quarrel happening between her and one of the wives, the husband tried to separate  them, and consequently fell over, and the other woman fell on him; and that she never touched him.

The jury gave a verdict of manslaughter; the sentence at the time, -  she was burned in the hand.

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