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True Profiler: Pat Brown Discusses The Case of Sweeney Todd

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According to all accounts, Sweeney Todd is a fictional character who first appeared as the antagonist of the Victorian penny dreadful The String of Pearls (1846–1847). Claims that Sweeney Todd was a historical person are strongly disputed by scholars, although there are possible legendary prototypes, arguably making the story of Sweeney Todd an early example of an urban legend. Yet despite all evidence to the contrary many insist that the murderous barber was in fact a real person. Joining me on this segment of True Profiler to discuss the Sweeney Todd case and why he made her Gallery of Killers on her new True Profiler Blog is Pat Brown. Use the following link to subscribe to Brown's True Profiler Blog: http://trueprofiler.wordpress.com/ Also tune into Pat's "Profile This" show which airs every Sunday at 9:00 PM EST here on the Blog Talk Radio Network