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Jeff Mudgett and picture of his great-great-grandfather, serial killer H. H. Holmes

Jeff Mudgett’s “Grand Jury” Examines H.H.Holmes Evidence as the Identity of Jack the Ripper!

Definition of a Grand Jury The purpose of a grand jury in US law is to decide whether there is enough evidence presented by the prosecutor to file charges and proceed to trial. Typically grand juries are held in strict confidence, without a judge or lawyers present, however, evidence, exhibits, and testimony are held to strict courtroom rules of evidence before admission. Members of a grand jury may ask questions of witnesses and prosecutors to best understand the evidence being presented. Unlike a jury trial, a grand jury does not need to have a unanimous vote, but a majority in order to indict and the grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence, they only decide if the evidence is strong enough to file an indictment and take the case to trial. In his book, BLOODSTAINS, author Jeff Mudgett relates the account of his great-great-grandfather, the notorious serial killer H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett), through the experience of discovering his ancestry, to investigating his every move through long hidden diaries belonging to Holmes. One chapter is …

Jeff Mudgett Presents: Jack the Ripper Grand Jury in Philadelphia

Jack the Ripper Unveiled Descendent of H. H. Holmes brings evidence to mock grand jury Neumann University and Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion invites author Jeff Mudgett for a presentation based on his top-selling book, BLOODSTAINS, Friday, September 26. In BLOODSTAINS Mudgett describes the discovery of his ancestry as a direct descendent of America’s first serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett, also known as H. H. Holmes. Holmes was the proprietor of “The Murder Castle” which he designed and erected in Chicago during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. It’s speculated Holmes killed hundreds and disposed of the bodies in the basement. The remnants are currently sitting under a United States Post Office covering the remains of those murdered there. They have never been identified, nor memorialized. Jeff Mudgett, a former attorney, offers his conclusions to evidence discovered from various sources as he investigated his new-found relative, leading him to the real possibility that H. H. Holmes could be the identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Mudgett says, “126 years ago, London and the world were shocked by a series of murders …