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Saturday 15th of December 1855

165 years ago

31-year-old serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is arrested and charged with the poisoning of John Parsons Cook in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

When detained at Stafford Gaol Palmer threatened to go on hunger strike but backed down when the governor informed him that this would lead to him being force fed.