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Classification: Murderer Characteristics: Parricide - Allegedly incestuous relationship Number of victims: 1 Date of murder: November 17, 1972 Date of birth: 1951 Victim profile: Barbara Daly Baekeland (his mother) Method of murder: Stabbing with knife Location: London, England, United Kingdom Status: Found guilty of manslaughter, 1973. Released on July 21, 1980. He relocated to New York City to live with his grandmother, stabbing but not killing her less than a week later. He was sent to…


Savage Grace (2007)

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Barbara Daly Baekeland

Barbara Daly Baekeland was a wealthy socialite who was murdered by her son, Antony Baekeland. Baekeland had a complex and allegedly incestuous relationship with her gay son, Antony. She attempted to “fix” her son by having prostitutes take him to bed; after this failed, Baekeland was alleged to have manipulated or coerced her son into having sex with her.


"Barbara Daly Baekeland (1922 – November 17, 1972) was a wealthy socialite who was murdered by her son, Anthony Baekeland.[1] She was the ex-...

Savage Grace (2007)

Directed by Tom Kalin. With Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid. A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

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Barbara Daly Baekeland in Savage Grace (2007)


Barbara Daly Baekeland who was murdered by her son Anthony.

Director Tom Kalin compellingly recounts the real-life circumstances and events that led to the murder of socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland (Julianne Moore) at the hands of her son (Eddie Redmayne) in 1972. Infidelity, family dysfunction and incest are all part of the unsettling brew in this shocking drama (based on a true story) also starring Stephen Dillane as Barbara's coldblooded husband. Howard A. Rodman penned a Best Screenplay nominee for an Independent Spirit Award.