Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (1850-1892) Born in Scotland in May of 1850, Cream was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. The family moved to Canada four years later. On November 12, 1872, Cream registered at McGill College in Montreal as a medical student. He would graduate with honors on March 31, 1876.
A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (27 May 1850 – 15 November 1892), also known as the Lambeth Poisoner, was a Scottish-Canadian serial killer, who claimed his first proven victims in the United States and the rest in England, and possibly others in Canada and Scotland. Cream, who poisoned his victims, was executed after his attempts to frame others for his crimes brought him to the attention of London police.
In Illinois Dr Thomas Neill Cream killed his victim with poison. In 1881 he was sentenced to life in prison however he was released after 10 years. His release did not bring him his freedom. He was brought to England where he was hanged for four other murders. Dr Cream is also believed to have committed murders in Canada and Scotland. Some claim that at his hanging he confessed to be Jack the Ripper however he was in prison when some of the Rippers crimes occured.
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream. Performed illegal abortions, killing an unknown number of women in the process. Later, he poisoned his mistress's elderly husband with strychnine. Later, he slipped strychnine to 5 London prostitutes. Cream ensured his immortality with his last words: "I am Jack the-" but he was cut off when the trapdoor opened, and he was hanged. However, it's obvious he was lying, since he was in jail during the time of Jack the Ripper's slayings.
This is from a great Blog, Murder by Gaslight. Dr Thomas Neill Cream was one of the few men from Chicago suspected of being Jack the Ripper. He was a serial killer, abortionist and poisoner.
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (27 May 1850 – 15 November 1892), also known as the Lambeth Poisoner, was a Scottish-Canadian serial killer
The preferred murder weapon of London's Lambeth poisoner, aka Dr. Thomas Neill Cream of McGill University.
A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream