Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Verrills in:
 • Fair Haven Union Cemetery
 • New Haven
 • New Haven County
 • Connecticut
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Addison H Verrill, Jr
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
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

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Addison H Verrill (1912 - 1989)
  Helen Dorothy Merrill Verrill (1918 - 2011)
 
Inscription:
Goodnight Sweer Prince
 
Burial:
Fair Haven Union Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Son of Italy
Record added: Oct 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22207547
Addison H Verrill, Jr
Added by: Son of Italy
 
Addison H Verrill, Jr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jan Franco
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- R I P
 Added: Sep. 5, 2015

- Lance
 Added: Mar. 5, 2013

- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 15, 2012
There are 25 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED