Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Finale of Mlle. Ducosset’s Year-Long Stalking Career – France 1898

FULL TEXT: Paris – A young girl named Ducosset waylaid a clerk by the name of Verdier. She threw vitriol in his face and stabbed him in the back. Verdier shot her with a revolver as she ran away and then knelt on her head and shot her 3 times, killing her. the man was then arrested and taken to the nearest hospital, where he was found to be terribly burned. Verdier said the woman had followed him for a year, attempting to kill him.

[“Vitriol And Pistol. – Awful Tragedy in the Streets of the French Capital.” The Reading Eagle (Pa.), Jan. 9, 1898, p. 2]


SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.


No comments:

Post a Comment