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Anne Scripps Douglas

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Anne Scripps Douglas (November 18, 1946 — December 31, 1993) was a publishing heiress to the Scripps newspaper publishing, being the great-great granddaughter of James E. Scripps, founder of The Detroit News. She was bludgeoned by her second husband Scott Douglas as she slept in their Westchester County home. Anne Scripps was the daughter of Captain James Scripps, a former merchant mariner, and Anne Scripps. She had a brother James and a sister Mary who still live in Albany, New York. In 1969, when Scripps was 23 years of age, she married Anthony Morrell, a Rye stockbroker. The wedding was held in the St. Regis Hotel. The marriage resulted in two daughters, Alexandra and Annie. Her marriage to Anthony Morrell ended in divorce, but she loved and doted on her daughters greatly. In 1988, Scripps met Scott Douglas, an out of work and self employed house painter, at a party. She hired him to paint her house and they married that October. They had a daughter Victoria, nicknamed Tori. Douglas did not get along with Scripps' oldest daughter Alexandra, who thought of him as not bright or articulate enough for her mother, and she quickly moved out of the house. Scripps daughters noticed that  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Anne Scripps
Date of birth
1946-11-18
Place of birth
Upstate New York
Parents
Capt. James E. Scripps 3d, Anne Gibbs Scripps
Spouse(s)
Anthony Morrell Scott Douglas
Children
Victoria Douglas Alexandra Morrell Anne Morell Petrillo
Siblings
Mary Scripps James Scripps
Profession
Newspaper

Education

Institution From To
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Duchesne Residence School

Death

Date of death
1993-12-31
Cause of death
Murder
Place of death
Bronxville

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