British general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. The trial had several important mp3 doctor serial crack ramifications.
It established the doctrine of double effect, whereby a doctor giving treatment with the aim of relieving pain may, as an unintentional result, shorten life. Adams was found guilty in a subsequent trial of 13 offences of prescription fraud, lying on cremation forms, obstructing a police search and failing to keep a dangerous drugs register. Scotland Yard’s files on the case were initially closed to the public for 75 years, and would have remained so until 2033. Following a request by historian Pamela Cullen, special permission was granted in 2003 to reopen the files. After attending Coleraine Academical Institution for several years, Adams matriculated at The Queen’s University of Belfast at the age of 17. Adams arrived in Eastbourne in 1922, where he lived with his mother and his cousin, Sarah Florence Henry.
Gossip regarding Adams’ unconventional methods had started by the mid-1930s. Adams stayed in Eastbourne throughout the war, and was “furious” at not being deemed desirable by other doctors to be selected for a “pool system” where GPs would treat the patients of colleagues who had been called up. Adams’ career was very successful, and by 1956 “he was probably the wealthiest GP in England”. The investigation was taken over from Eastbourne police on 17 August 1956 by two officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Murder Squad. Investigators decided to focus on cases from 1946 to 1956 only. Of the 310 death certificates examined by Home Office pathologist Francis Camps, 163 were deemed to be suspicious. On 1 October 1956 Hannam bumped into Adams and Adams asked “You are finding all these rumours untrue, aren’t you?
Oh, that wasn’t done wickedly, God knows it wasn’t. We always want cremations to go off smoothly for the dear relatives. If I said I knew I was getting money under the Will they might get suspicious and I like cremations and burials to go smoothly. While the officers inspected it, Adams walked to another cupboard and slipped two objects into his jacket pocket. Easing the passing of a dying person isn’t all that wicked. It is impossible to accuse a doctor. In the basement of Adams’ house, the police found, “a lot of unused china and silverware.
In one room there were 20 new motor car tyres still in their wrappings and several new motor car leaf springs. Wines and spirits were stored in quantity. In December, the police acquired a memorandum belonging to a Daily Mail journalist, concerning rumours of homosexuality between “a police officer, a magistrate and a doctor”. There were rumours of Adams having three “mistresses”, but these were probably just “covers” to avoid suspicion. Adams was first arrested on 24 November 1956 on 13 charges including false representation on cremation certificates and granted bail. He was arrested on 19 December 1956 and charged with the murder of Mrs.