George Joseph Smith

The Brides in the Bath Murders

  Active for 3 years
(1912-1914) in United Kingdom

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 14 Books About George Joseph Smith
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George Joseph Smith Known as "The Brides in the Bath Murders"; killer of three women. Executed by hanging on August 13, 1915.

George Joseph Smith Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer George Joseph Smith (aka) The Brides in the Bath Murders, was active for 3 years between 1912-1914, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

George Joseph Smith was born on January 11th 1872 in Bethnal Green, London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. He was raised by both parents (Age 9), reformatory. His father, a local insurance agent.

Smith a heterosexual male citizen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Smith married multiple time. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1912 (Age 39/40) George Joseph Smith started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with multiple wives, where Smith was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on March 23rd 1915 (Age 43), convicted on July 1st 1915 (Age 43), sentenced to death, execution by hanging at HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England. Smith was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. George Joseph Smith was executed on August 13th 1915 (Age 43).

George Joseph Smith died on August 13th 1915 (Age 43), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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George Joseph Smith has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

George Joseph Smith a known:

George Joseph Smith
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: George Joseph Smith
Nickname: The Brides in the Bath Murders
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1912 - 1914
Ages Active: 39/40 - 41/42
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1872 - 1915
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: married multiple time
Children: no children
Living With: multiple wives
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 11, 1872
Family Name: Smith
Given Name: George
Birth Location: Bethnal Green, London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents (Age 9), reformatory
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: a local insurance agent

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 23, 1915 (Age 43)
Convicted: Jul 1, 1915 (Age 43)
Sentence: death, execution by hanging
Prison Location: HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England
Executed: Aug 13, 1915 (Age 43)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 13, 1915 (Age 43)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
George Joseph Smith

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer George Joseph Smith. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 11 1872George Joseph Smith was born in Bethnal Green, London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom.  #18720111
Jan 11 1892
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 11 1902
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1912
(Age 39/40)
George Joseph Smith started his serial killing spree. #1912
Jan 11 1912
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1914
(Age 41/42)
George Joseph Smith ended his serial killing spree. #1914
Mar 23 1915
(Age 43)
George Joseph Smith arrested. #19150323
Jul 01 1915
(Age 43)
George Joseph Smith was convictedand sentenced to death, execution by hanging at HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England.  #19150701
Aug 13 1915
(Age 43)
George Joseph Smithwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat HM Prison Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England. #19150813
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Boolean Questions:
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previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
robbed TRUE 418
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354


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14 Books that mention Serial Killer
George Joseph Smith

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0307426483 Joseph Smith 1
1440684723 The Father of Forensics 1
1560852070 Nauvoo Polygamy 1
1330853792 Trial of George Joseph Sm... 1
1240075316 Trial of George Joseph Sm... 1
1906534152 Famous Cases 1
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8
1848543859 The Magnificent Spilsbury... 1
1462127258 The History of Joseph Smi... 1
1164071092 Trial of George Joseph Sm... 1
0752484214 Lancashire Murders 1
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0141964863 The Children Of Dynmouth 1
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George Joseph Smith (11 January 1872 – 13 August 1915) was an English serial killer and bigamist. In 1915, he was convicted and subsequently hanged for the slayings of three women, the case becoming known as the Brides in the Bath Murders. As well as being widely reported in the media, the case was significant in the history of forensic pathology and detection.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q279143 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  2. George Joseph Smith on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, George Joseph SMITH on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
Internal References

George Joseph Smith is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #49 of 56[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  2. #49 of 55[ Page 4 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #51 of 62[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #257 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #372 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #545 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #555 of 651[ Page 37 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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