The First American Woman to Face the Death Penalty in the UK was Actually Innocent
Florence Maybrick was also related to two Jack the Ripper suspects.
Florence Chandler was just seventeen when she sailed aboard the Baltic liner from American to Liverpool, England. Onboard was 41-year-old James Maybrick, a cotton trader. During the voyage, the couple became close and spent much time together alone, which was not common in 1880.
By the time the couple d…