The murderous count who was never caught

His name was Richard John Bingham, and he was a nobleman. On November 8, 1974, he beat his children’s nanny to death. He had mistaken her for his wife. Afterwards, he seemed to vanish completely. No one ever heard from him again. This is the murderous count who was never caught.

The murderous count who was never caught, Richard John Bingham.
The murderous count who was never caught, Richard John Bingham.

Hardened gambler

Many people claim to have seen him in various cities around the world. The truth is that they don’t know if he is alive or not. This man of distinguished manners was a playboy and inveterate gambler. He was born in London in 1934, son of George Charles Patrick Bingham, the sixth Earl of Lucan. He did his military service and in 1954 got a job in a bank. He played backgammon, poker and never missed a horse race. He lost a lot of money.

In 1963, Lucky Lucan met the model Veronica Duncan. They got engaged and he married a few months later. Some time later, she began to reproach him for his gambling losses. With the death of his father, Bingham inherited a lot of money. They had a few years of relative tranquility, but it did not last. Again, gambling lost him

In January 1973 they broke up. Lord Lucan was in debt and despaired of his wife’s nerve disease. He wanted to commit Veronica to a psychiatric hospital. He took the case to court, but lost it in early 1974. One Thursday in November 1974, he entered her house with the key he still had. He waited in the darkness of the basement for his wife to enter. When he saw the female silhouette, he beat her to death with a pipe.

On his wedding day, long before he planned to murder his wife.
On his wedding day, long before he planned to murder his wife.

Fatal error

What he didn’t know was that he had made a mistake: it wasn’t his wife, but the nanny, Sandra Rivett

His wife heard him and watched as he fled the scene. When the police arrived, he was already far away. The chase began, but he was like a ghost. No one saw him, no one knew anything about him. Later it became known that he was shortly after at a friend’s house. Later, his car was found, abandoned, and had the pipe used in the crime. No more was known. Lord Lucan was pronounced dead in November 1999. Twenty-five years had passed since his crime and disappearance

Richard John Bingham, the murderous count who was never caught, would be 87 years old today. No one knows if he is alive or dead. He is a ghost.

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