True crime: The psychopath who killed women for listening to “the voice of God” | TN8.tv

Pictured: Peter Sutcliffe, listening serial killer
Photo: Peter Sutcliffe, serial killer who listened to “the voice of God” / GETTY

In January 1981, some policemen in Yorkshire, some 250 kilometers from London; They caught a man for the crime of stealing a truck. What they never imagined is that they accidentally caught the ruthless “Yorkshire Ripper”the one who said that he killed when listening “The voice of God”.

The agents forgot about the truck and began to question the man about the “ripper’s” crimes. The guy first denied everything until, suddenly and for no particular reason, he began to admit one after another of the crimes and told the policemen about his mission; the one that had “commanded God.”

peter sutcliffe He had spent years digging graves in Bingley Cemetery, a small rural town 250 kilometers north of London, when he first heard “the voice of God”. At that time he did not call it that, but it was the beginning. She dropped the shovel into the well he was preparing to receive a coffin and listened. The voice was there and it spoke softly to him, calling to him from somewhere.

He tried to pinpoint where it came from, because he was sure it was talking to him. Following the sound, he came to a neglected grave, covered with weeds, where rested the remains of a Polish resident of the town who had died many years before. On the tombstone he had carved a cross.

Sutcliffe stood in front of the grave, listening, and he had no doubts: the voice came from the bowels of the Earth, Right from that grave.

Pictured: Peter Sutcliffe, listening serial killer "The voice of God" /GETTY
Photo: Peter Sutcliffe, serial killer who listened to “the voice of God” / GETTY

“God spoke to him”

That day Sutcliffe, a 29-year-old man who divided the hours of his day between his work gravedigger and the obsessive practice of bodybuilding in the village gym, he did not understand what the voice was saying to him, which was almost a whisper. He only knew that she was speaking to him.

That evening, in the pub – where he drank a pint of beer every day, and no more, after work – Peter told some friends about his experience with his voice and one of them suggested that he It could be “the voice of God.”

The weeks that followed, the voice continued to speak to him from time to time.always in the cemetery. Peter began to understand what he was saying. They were good things: he told her that he was a good man, That’s why she was talking to him, that she had chosen him.

Then the voice began to accompany him everywhere, it spoke to him at the most unexpected moments. Until one afternoon, back in the cemetery, he told her that she had chosen him to meet a mission that he could not refuse: he had to cleanse the world of prostitutes and he had to do it in a terrifying, exemplary way; so that women feared falling into the temptation of committing that sin.

Pictured: Peter Sutcliffe, listening serial killer "The voice of God" /GETTY
Photo: Peter Sutcliffe, serial killer who listened to “the voice of God” / GETTY

A wave of murders of prostitutes

It was October 1975 when Peter Sutcliffe, the yorkshire ripper, began to kill. In the next six years murdered 13 women and seriously injured seven others. In many cases he mutilated their genitals, cut open their abdomens, and removed their organs. Those were the confirmed cases, because it is suspected that there were many more, including two outside England.

shortly after hearing “The voice of God”, Peter Sutcliffe suffered a sudden personality change that pleasantly surprised his parents and also his wife Sonia; whom he had married in 1974. For the first time in his life he took a productive initiative and set out to get a professional driver’s license with the idea of ​​working as a trucker.

What his family did not imagine was that this surprising initiative had nothing to do with settling down and improving their standard of living; rather, it was an instrument to fulfill the mission that had been given to him. entrusted “the voice of God”.

He prowled the red zones with his vehicle, required the services of a woman, I would put them in the truck and hit them on the head; almost always with a hammer, to knock them out. Then he would lower them in a desolate area, kick them leaving the marks of their boots on the body, finish them off by breaking their skulls with the hammer and mutilate and disembowel them.

Pictured: Peter Sutcliffe, listening serial killer "The voice of God" /GETTY
Photo: Peter Sutcliffe, serial killer who listened to “the voice of God” / GETTY

Confession, conviction and death

Peter Sutcliffe spoke for hours on the night of January 2 and early on January 3, 1981 at the police station, in front of officers Bob Ring and Robert Hides; in a room that little by little was filled with police chiefs willing to take their slice of prestige for a capture that had clearly been accidental.

With the confession before their eyes, Sutcliffe’s lawyers tried to have him found not guilty for “dementia”, but the court dismissed the argument and sentenced him to life imprisonment in May 1981.

He was sent to Parkhurst prison, where he was incarcerated for a year and four months, until prison psychiatrists They ruled that he be transferred to a hospital for the mentally ill.

The British Supreme Court rejected his release appeal in 2010 and upheld his life sentence, but decided that he should continue serving it in the asylum where he was stationed. There he died in November 2020 from coronavirus, disease from which not even his “God” could save him.

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