Serial killer who killed a minimum of eight women, including his wife, in the U.K. in the 40's and 50's. He was hanged to death in March 1953.
He was discharged from the army following World War I, at which point he began a life of crime.
He was responsible for the murder of Beryl Evans but gave testimony that eventually lead to the wrongful hanging of her husband, Timothy Evans.
He married Ethel Simpson in 1920 but the couple separated four years later.
He was portrayed by Richard Attenborough in the 1971 drama "10 Rillington Place".