Dalhousie Law Journal


murder, London, nitric acid, Israel Lipski, trial, throat, Professor Friedland, Jewish


On June 28th 1887 in the East End of London a particularly dreadful murder took place. A woman was struck on the head and nitric acid poured down her throat as she lay in bed. Israel Lipski was found under the women's bed with some traces of nitre acid around his mouth but to no great ill effect. Both the victim and Lipski were in a room that had been locked from the inside. The room's two windows were impossible to open. Was Lipski guilty of murdering this women?