Listen: Archibald Hall, Lady Hudson Hall, Jim Hall discussed on Serial Killers
"It almost always been caught hall may have suffered from delusional disorder. The American Psychiatric Association Defines Delusional Disorder as has a psychosis in which person cannot tell what is real from. What is the magic and the DSM Five says delusions are defined as unshakable unshakable belief in something untrue such as halls perception of himself as a hero akin to cary? Grant's character in to catch a thief. Life in the nineteen fifty five film. Grant plays an infamous jewel thief who not only saves the day but steals grace. Kelly's heart hall. Wanted to be in the spotlight. He sought respect and adoration from his fellow inmates and the general public and in his mind pulling off elaborate. Hi Sts was the way to get it after all. That's how it worked in the movies after serving almost ten years in prison. Jim Hall was paroled. In nineteen sixty three at the age of forty he immediately found work as a Butler and returned to petty crime hall stole from his wealthy employers whenever the opportunity arose and was usually quickly caught still he continued to use bogus references. Mrs To land job after job as butler. Meanwhile in March of nineteen sixty three halls mother Marian married her longtime longtime lover and hauls co-conspirator John Wootton Hall approved of the Union and he wootton continued committing robberies together as before. It didn't seem like Marion Hall found fault with any of their actions. It was even rumoured that Marian took part in some of the scams but even and with help hall was caught again he was arrested again in nineteen sixty four and was sentenced to ten years in blunder. Ston Prison Zain. He'd been a free man for less than a year. Located in Suffolk bluntest in prison had only opened the year before but with its brand new celebrities and modern security. It should have been inescapable but it proved no match for Archibald Hall coming up. Archibald Hall escalates from Grand Larceny to murder now back to the story in nineteen sixty four forty year old career criminal and jewel thief Archibald Hall had just been sentenced to ten years in suffolks bluntest in prison. He committed a string of robberies while working as a Butler for London's elite he'd already spent a good good portion of his life behind bars and wasn't about to do any more time. He quickly befriended fellow inmates. Donald Whitaker and George O'Neil all the three men devised a plan and broke out a blond skin in September of nineteen sixty five less than a year into halls ten year sentence. It's unknown exactly how the men broke out. But once they did. They made their way from Suffolk England to Scotland in several stolen stolen cars halls frequent partner in crime and now stepfather. John Wootton may have aided hall in his escape. He certainly helped him stay hidden but even with the heat on him hall couldn't keep himself from taking what wasn't his and continued robbing homes around this time he met an Irish woman named Margaret. She was twenty one years old six months pregnant using the name Roy Fontaine. He began to date Margaret and convinced her. He was madly in love with her sharing nothing about his criminal past. He made sure the pair played the part of a happy expectant in couple around town hall introduced her to his mother and Wootton an even told them Margaret's baby was his when Margaret Delivered Word Baby Caroline on December eighteenth nineteen sixty five. She cited hall as the Father. On the birth certificate hall claimed Caroline was his biological daughter for the rest of his life after Caroline's birth hall through a celebratory dinner for the family at a lavish hotel however he neglected to invite his much younger brother. Donald even as adults hall was still jealous of his brother and sought to snub him any chance he got but the morning after the party hall fled to London. He was worried the authorities had tracked him down and he'd be caught and more importantly he had no intention of paying for last night's dinner Margaret and caroline eventually joined him and while he remained on the Lam for several several months he was caught yet again on May thirteenth nineteen sixty six. It's unknown when exactly how the police tracked hall down. What some speculate that his brother Donald tip them off after being snubbed from the family dinner whatever? The case at the age age of forty one archibald hall was recaptured and indicted for breaking out of prison in the Edinburgh High Court. Hull was sentenced to another another ten years in the top security parkhurst. Prison Parkhurst was much worse on hall than his previous prisons. Some of the guards targeted him. Particularly one officer named Harry Jackson Hall sought revenge on Jackson and somehow acquired a key to the prison records office. Once in the records office hall stole the Prison File on a fellow prisoner named Morris Cohen Cohen was a Russian in spy and the information. His file was both top secret and intensely. Valuable Hall leaked the file to the press. Then then he went straight to the prison's governor. That accused officer Jackson of leaking. The documents Jackson was put on trial in July of nineteen. Sixty eight hall testified during the trial and his testimony was so explosive it made headlines all across the country it was his moment in the spotlight and he aided up however the judge and jury found halls testimony incredibly unreliable and Jackson was found not guilty however for hall safety he was transferred to hull prison. In Yorkshire While Hall was happy to be freed from his nemesis. He craved the attention he had gotten during his testimony. He encouraged John Wootton to try to keep the story alive. Life by talking to the newspapers hall was not the first nor the last serial killer to relish media attention in two thousand a nine criminologist Dr Kevin Haggerty studied the media's reporting of serial crimes. He posits that the media and serial killers have have a symbiotic relationship and both thrive on the actions of the other haggerty also found that media. Attention often helps a killer. Formed formed their identity. If a killer who thrives off media attention goes too long without it. They'll begin to lose their sense of self which is psychologically devastating additionally around this time the Manson family and the Zodiac killer had caused a panic in the US and dominated. I needed the news given these precedents. It's possible hall. Saw The media as a way to increases reputation and get the attention. He'd so desperately craved since Childhood Hood but despite Mouton's help media and the public lost interest and quickly forgot about hall who was still incarcerated however there was one bright light hall soon met fellow inmate David Barnard who is in for armed and aggravated robbery in in halls autobiography. He claims David was the true love of his life but David Barnard was far from his only relationship hall carried on numerous physical relationships after he was released and continued his pattern of grand theft as well from nineteen seventy five to nineteen eighteen. Seventy seven. He spent another two years in prison for car theft. During this time he had a relationship with fellow inmate twenty years. His junior named David Wright his relationship with David Barnard had fallen apart. In January of Nineteen. Seventy seven fifty. Three year. Old Hall was was released yet again and of course return to his Butler scam. He became the live in Butler of wealthy seventy year. Old Old Lady Hudson at curl ten and set to work charming her household staff and casing the estate everything was going. According according to plan until David Wright showed up right told hall he had accidentally beaten a man to death in a mugging gone wrong and I needed a place to lay. Low Hall told Lady Hudson that David Wright was a dear old friend in need of work conveniently leaving out there. Prison Relationship Lady Lady Hudson hired right to do on jobs around. The Property Hall welcomed the prospect of carrying on his affair with right but soon grew weary of the man's presence presence according to hall right racked up quite a gambling debt around town and left hall to pay for it he also began seeing a woman. It named a net which may have made hall jealous and when right wasn't gambling or with a net. He was trying to persuade hall to steal from Lady Hudson Hall. Insisted they wait to rob her until after they quit their jobs. But right didn't want to wait sometime between July. Hi and November of nineteen seventy seven hall discovered that one of Lady Hudson's diamond rings was missing right had given it to a net hall. Convinced her to give it back and confronted right about the theft. The two men argued loudly for a while but eventually settled down. They parted ways and proceeded to get drunk in their separate rooms hall. Thought the matter was settled. But later that night right snuck into halls room and aimed a gun at the sleeping."