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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer

by Summerscale, Kate, 1965- (Author)

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In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in... Full description


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