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Harry K. Thaw
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    (February 12, 1871-February 22, 1947)
    Husband of Evelyn Nesbit, socialite/performer
    Hated Stanford White, Nesbit's other male suitor
    He murdered New York architect Stanford White.
    He shot White in public, as an act of revenge and jealousy.
    He was mentally unstable and possibly psychotic.
    He had a sadistic fetish for beating women.
    He whipped Evelyn Nesbit during their marriage as a sexual thrill, against her will.
    He apologized and begged her for forgiveness, yet repeated the beatings several times afterwards.
    When on trial for White's murder, he and his lawyer invented a ridiculous insanity plea, claiming that Thaw was afflicted with 'Dementia Americana,' which the lawyer described as 'the species of insanity that inspires every American to believe his home and his wife are sacred.' The jury acquitted him but sent him to an institution.
    He divorced Evelyn after the trial.
    He escaped from the institution, but was sent back after he whipped a 19-year old boy.
    Until his death, he was nagged by lawsuits from showgirls and prostitutes claiming that he had whipped them.
    He killed White to avenge White's earlier rape of his wife.
    He believed in family honor.
    He was hailed as a hero by the public for his vengeful murder of White.

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