SYMHC Classics: Albert J. Tirrell, the First Sleepwalking Killer

09.09.2017 - By Stuff You Missed in History Class


We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Her paramour Albert J. Tirrell was eventually charged with murder. Tirrell hired Rufus Choate to defend him, and Choate claimed his client had episodes of somnambulism.