The death of the original Mary Jane
Boy, when this Mary Jane was threatened by a villian, he wasn’t kidding around.
Today in England, 1888, marked the death of Jack the Ripper’s last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly. Like most psychopaths, Jack started off killing his victims a certain way and once he got the taste for it just became more and more creatively sick (someone’s been watching too many crime shows). So while the other girls got a punch in the face and had their throats cut, poor Mary was even more brutally murdered. She was found gutted with her intestines pulled out and decorated around the room, and her heart on the bedside dresser. Her face was unrecognizable.
It is so compelling a story that it inspired the graphic novel From Hell by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, which was later adapted into a movie starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham and Ian Holm.