Lizzie Lloyd King
Elizabeth ""Lizzie"" Lloyd King (born 1847) was the alleged murderer of Charles Goodrich, whom she is said to have shot three times in the head on 20 March 1873 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The murder was headline news in the city, until her capture more than three months after the event. Her inquest drew large crowds, and prisoner church sermons drew requests for attendance from the general public, some of whom were granted entry. After a year in jail, a psychological assessment deemed that she was unfit to stand trial, and she was committed to a life sentence at the State Lunatic Hospital at Auburn.Her inquest was held on the same day and at the same court as that for Mary Ann Dwyer, who had murdered her three children, making the story even more sensational for the New York press. The New York Times story headline the next day was ""TWO INSANE WOMEN"".The chief of police who handled her case, Patrick Campbell, would recall her case decades later as ""a great one"", and one of the most memorable of his career.