Patrick Rafferty, Who Killed His Wife Because He Hated His Mother-In-Law

Yesterday’s News

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 30, 1909.

There are a few eerie parallels between this case and “The Sleepwalking Slasher: The True Crime of Samuel J. Keelor.” Both men attacked their wives in their sleep, both cut their own throats and both said their only regret is that they did not kill the mother-in-law, too.

1909 rafferty photo



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After 25 years as journalist specializing in arts/entertainment and community reporting, I now divide my time between True Crime Historian and keeper of the community news and information blog Hey! Hamilton! I am also the blogmaster for the Butler County Historical Society and the Hamilton Parks Conservancy.

Posted in News Clippings, Yesterday's News

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