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Crippen, Dr.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCrippen, Dr.Dr. CrippenCrip‧pen, Dr. /ˈkrɪpɪn/  (1862–1910) a US doctor who murdered his wife in England and then tried to escape to the US on a ship. The ship received a morse code message from the police, and as a result he was caught. Dr. Crippen is known as being the first criminal to be caught in this way.
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