Sonia Sutcliffe wiki – Sonia Sutcliffe Biography
Sonia Sutcliffe is the former wife of the British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. She was born on born 10 August 1950, in England.
“No tears were shed” over the death of Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered at least 13 women in the 1970s and 1980s, and was likened to Hitler after he died while battling coronavirus.
She is 70 years old.
Sonia Sutcliffe and Peter Sutcliffe Marreige
Szurma married the then 28-year old Sutcliffe on 10 August 1974, her 24th birthday, two years after she began treatment for schizophrenia. Her relationship with her husband was later characterised by writer Gordon Burn as domineering, with Sonia willing to slap him down “like a naughty schoolboy”.
When her husband was found guilty for the murder of multiple women, Sonia remained married to him and continued to live in the family home in Bradford, with the couple eventually divorcing in 1994.
Barbara Jones, a journalist who had many conversations with Sonia, described her as “the most irritating, strangest and coldest person I’ve ever met. She’s so incredibly prickly and demanding”.
Private Eye Case
In 1989 a libel action against the satirical magazine Private Eye, brought by Sutcliffe, came to court. Her decision to sue was made shortly before the limitation on such actions, then six years, was due to expire.
The case concerned a January 1981 article which detailed her attempts to make financial deals with newspapers, and claimed that she was attempting to profit from her husband’s crimes. Private Eye admitted at the time that it had made two errors in the article, but the plaintiff (Sutcliffe) rejected the offer of a correction.
In court, George Carman, the magazine’s QC, described her as “dancing on the graves of her husband’s victims”. At the end of the trial on 24 May, Sutcliffe was awarded record libel damages against the magazine of £600,000; £100,000 more than previously.
The editor, Ian Hislop, stated that “If that’s justice, I’m a banana”, and announced his immediate intention to appeal. A crowd-sourced fund named “Bananaballs” was successfully set up to pay for the appeal’s legal costs, and the amount was eventually reduced to £60,000.
Although none of it was allowed at the appeal, evidence had come to light which disputed the claims the plaintiff had made in court. Two newspapers Sutcliffe had sued, the Daily Express and the Daily Star, settled with her.
Peter Sutcliffe Died
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe died a “pitiful” death alone in hospital after his lungs failed just days after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The frail serial killer had no visitors at his bedside, due to pandemic restrictions, when he was pronounced dead at 1.10am on Friday, almost 40 years after he was jailed for murdering 13 women.
The 74-year-old had been in declining health for months – suffering a suspected heart attack two weeks ago before contracting coronavirus – and “no tears were shed” after one of Britain’s most notorious killers took his last breath, the mirror report
Sutcliffe had previously signed ‘do not resuscitate’ forms and had refused treatment for Covid-19, while friends said he astonishingly vowed he’d go to heaven.