Film Review: The Trial of William Bury

The Trial of William Bury. Presented by Dan Snow. Directed by Nathan Williams. Hit Networks, 2018. 54 minutes. https://tv.historyhit.com/watch/27937289. The Trial of William Bury is a documentary about the February 2018 mock trial of William Bury for the murder of his wife Ellen. It does not provide a detailed examination of the evidence linking Bury … [Read more…]

Outcome of Mock Trial

On February 3, a mock retrial of William Bury for the murder of his wife Ellen Bury took place in Dundee, Scotland.  Lord Hugh Matthews, a Scottish Supreme Court justice, commanded the trial.  The two sides, mooting societies from the University of Dundee (prosecution) and the University of Aberdeen (defense), were each able to call … [Read more…]

Mock Trial of William Bury

A mock jury trial of William Bury will take place on February 3, 2018 at Dundee Sheriff Court in Dundee, Scotland.  Mooting societies from the University of Dundee and the University of Aberdeen will debate whether Bury murdered his wife Ellen in Dundee in 1889, and a Scottish Supreme Court justice will oversee the trial.  … [Read more…]

Two Knives and the Double Event

In my post “Bury and the Stride Murder,” I pointed out that there is statistically only a very remote possibility that Elizabeth Stride was murdered by someone other than William Bury.  If Bury did murder Stride, however, then there are two questions that need to be answered.  The first is why Bury didn’t mutilate Stride’s body, … [Read more…]

New Article by Beadle

The December 2017 issue of Whitechapel Society Journal contains a new article by William Beadle, “Was Ellen Bury Dismembered?”  In this short article Beadle cites medical and other evidence to refute the suggestion that Ellen Bury’s mutilations could have been an aborted attempt to dismember her body.  Issues of Whitechapel Society Journal are only available … [Read more…]