Dr William Pritchard

(1825—1865) surgeon and poisoner

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Dr William Pritchard (1825—1865) was with Dr William Palmer one of the most notorious poisoners of the nineteenth century. He was convicted of the murder of both his wife and mother-in-law, though much of his notoriety derives from his expressions of piety and implacable assertions of his innocence throughout the process.


From The New Oxford Companion to Law in Oxford Reference.

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