Doctor Alfred Warder,
Mrs. Warder was murdered by her husband, a doctor who
administered to her - over a period of a month - quantities of the
poison aconite, also known as wolf's bane. Her brother was a local
surgeon, and as his sister's condition deteriorated, he suspected that
her husband was not dispensing to her the correct medicines to remedy
the mysterious illness.
When Mrs. Warder died another doctor considered the
circumstances to be so irregular that he refused to sign the death
certificate. A coroner's inquest was therefore constituted, to be held
at the Rockingham pub in Sillwood Street.
Her widower husband went off to London but returned
discreetly and booked himself into the Bedford Hotel, where he committed
suicide by drinking prussic acid. Staff found his naked body in bed the
following morning. It transpired that he had married twice before. Each
of his wives had died in unnatural circumstances.
SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: T MOTIVE:
DATE(S): 19th century
MO: "Bluebeard" poisoner
DISPOSITION: Suicide by poison to