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Addison H Verrill, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1941
Death: Sep. 14, 1977

On September 14, 1977, film critic Addison Verrill was beaten and stabbed to death in his New York apartment. Charged with the slaying, Paul Bateson, a 38-year-old X-ray technician, confessed to meeting Verrill in a Greenwich Village gay bar. After being intimate at Verrill's apt, Bateson crushed his victim's skull with a metal skillet, afterward stabbing Verrill in the heart. Convicted of the homicide on March 5, 1979, Bateson drew a term of 20 years to life in prison. While in custody, awaiting trial, Paul Bateson bragged of killing other men "for fun," dismembering their bodies, and dropping the bagged remains in the Hudson River. Detectives satisfied themselves of Bateson's guilt, but he was never charged, and the "bag murders" -- that later inspired the movie Cruising -- remain technically unsolved.

He was a film critic for Variety Magazine

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  Addison H Verrill (1912 - 1989)
  Helen Dorothy Merrill Verrill (1918 - 2011)
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Fair Haven Union Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Son of Italy
Record added: Oct 15, 2007
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Addison H Verrill, Jr
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