Crippen, Hawley Harvey

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Crippen, Hawley Harvey

(1862–1910) physician, murderer; born in Michigan. In 1896 he settled in London with his second wife, whom he poisoned and buried in his cellar in 1909. With his secretary-lover, he fled on an Atlantic liner, but was arrested on board, becoming the first person ever to be apprehended with the help of radio. Tried and found guilty, he was executed in November 1910.
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Although his reputation has been tarnished in modern times, pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury appeared for the Crown in more than 200 murder cases and first came to public attention as an expert witness at the trial of the infamous Doctor Crippen in 1910, Crippen, suspected of killing his wife, Cora, fled to Canada on board the SS Montrose with his teenage mistress, Ethel Le Neve, dressed as a boy.
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The detective approached Crippen on board the ship and said: 'Good morning Doctor Crippen.