6 February 1896
Youthful Follower of "Jack the Ripper" Will Do No More Harm.
London, Feb. 5.
Alfred Gamble, the sixteen year old prototype of "Jack the Ripper", whose fiendish mutilation of several young children has already been chronicled, has been taken to the government convict insane asylum at Broadmoor, a commission of medical men appointed by the justices of the central criminal court having rendered a report that he is a victim of "congenital insanity" and therefore unable to rationally plead to the indictment charging him with causing the death of two of his young victims. He will doubtless be confined in Broadmoor for the term of his natural life.