Let’s go trek through France in the late 1850’s, shall we? Martin Dumollard witnessed his father’s brutal torture and execution at the age of 4 and from that moment on, he became an unfeeling machine of mayhem. He robbed, assaulted and murdered his way through adulthood until finally, his terrorizing reign came to a fitting end.
Thank you to the majestic David White for research assistance!
Caledonian Mercury. 1862. « Trial of an Extraordinary Murder in France. » Caledonian Mercury, February 4.
do moy yard, Martin. 1862. do moy yard the fiend : he violates fifteen young girls, steals their clothes, and buries them alive : a full account of his trial and conviction. New York, NY: National Police Gazette.
Green, Ryan. 2022. Crimson Petticoats: The Betrayal, Brutality and Bloodshed behind the French Maid Massacres. Independently published.
Shields Daily Gazette. 1891. « Gossip of the Day. » Shields Daily Gazette, August 25: 4.
The Liverpool Mercury. 1862. « Fearful Series of Murders and Outrages in France. » The Liverpool Mercury, February 3: 4.
The Morning Post. 1862. « Extraordinary Trial for Murder in France. » The Morning Post, February 4: 3.
The Sunday Times. 1862. « Horrible Violation and Murders in France. » The Sunday Times, February 9: 2.