Lawende- Credible Source? #5
5. Joseph Lawende was identified as a witness to the occurances leading up to the murder of Catherine Eddowes. Many of Lawende’s information concerning the night of the murder were skeptical. When shown the clothing, he “…believed it was the same he had seen on the woman” (wiki.casebook.org) I do not believe that any of the information given about the night of the murders can be taken seriously. Believing the clothes were the same does not know, and therefore no one can be sure if the woman was in fact Catherine Eddowes. After Lawende had apparently seen Catherine Eddowes, he did not look back to see where she went, and did not hear what they were talking about. I do not believe he was a credible witness.