Adams case is a very contentious
one, was he a serial killer? was he a mercy killer, was he
none of these? He was named as the beneficiary in the will's
of 132 patients.
He is seen by many as
the Victorian version of
Dr Harold Shipman,
but, he was never actually
convicted of a murder.
Over 160 of his patients
died under suspicious circumstances. He was
tried and acquitted for the murder of one patient in 1957,
another count of murder was withdrawn by the prosecution
in what has been described as 'an abuse of process'.
Adams was subsequently found guilty of 13 offences of
prescription fraud, lying on cremation forms, obstructing
a police search and failing to keep a dangerous drugs
He was removed from the Medical Register in 1957
and reinstated in 1961. He was banned from prescribing
dangerous drugs for life.
he died in Eastbourne on
4th July 1983
Other killer Medial
- killed at least 4
killed approx 300
- Killed at least 4