Dr. Grimesby Roylott

For the Killing of his Step-daughter

He killed his step-daughter, Julia,by training an swamp adder to enter into her room every night and eventually the poisonous snake bite her.Dr. Roylott didn't want to give up his lavish lifestyle he was given thanks to his former wife and since the step-daughter Helen was going to marry he would lose a fraction of his funds.

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"So tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross bar of the doorway, and his breadth seemed to span it across from side to side. A large face, seared with thousands wrinkles, burned yellow with the sun, and marked with every evil passion, was turned from one to the other of us, while his bile shot eyes, and his thin, fleshless nose, gave somewhat the resemblance to a fierce old bird of prey

Roylott is thought to be in pursue of his other step-daughter Helen. Please if you have any information contact Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street, London, England.