His offense was abandoning twenty-one guys in the forest to perish. Lombard collaborates with Dr. Armstrong, Rogers, and Blore to uncover clues on who is to blame for the island's fatalities. Vera Claythorne eventually shoots him in the chest and kills him.
Lombard's body is brought to London for burial. His death is reported in the London papers.
He was forty-two years old.
Despite his reputation as a nice guy in a bad situation, Lombard is accused of killing 21 East African natives who were assisting him on an expedition. When he became disoriented, he stole the food and supplies and abandoned the Indians in the forest, leaving them to starve and die. He was arrested when he returned to civilization and tried for murder.
Lombard's defense at trial was that he was not responsible for his actions while under the influence of alcohol. The prosecution argued that even if this was true, it did not excuse the murders. Lombard was found guilty and sentenced to death.
After several months in prison, Lombard escaped when prison officials made an error in calculating his meal delivery time. He fled to France where he lived under an assumed name until his death in 1970 from kidney disease caused by drinking too much tea during his imprisonment.
In 2007, a British pathologist conducted an autopsy on one of the victims and concluded that most of the deaths could have been prevented had authorities not allowed Lombard to leave the location where the Indians were staying. This contradicts the testimony given by Lombard at his trial when he was found guilty of murder.
In 2009, another autopsy was done on one of the victims and similar conclusions were reached. This time the Indian's family agreed with the new findings and issued a statement saying that they are glad that justice has finally been served.
Lombard's Offense Philip, like the other visitors who were invited to the island, is a murderer. Lombard shows no remorse for his crimes and appears delighted when telling the narrative. He claims that he killed many people while traveling abroad and that the only thing that keeps him awake at night is the thought of what would have happened if one of his victims had survived.
Philip believes that he is not responsible for the deaths he caused because they were done in the name of King George III. He also says that if he was found out he would go to prison but then laughs it off as nothing serious.
It seems like Lombard did not feel guilty about any of his murders. This might be because he believed that he was doing the right thing by killing those people. Or maybe he just didn't think he would be caught. Either way, this shows that there are multiple ways of looking at something morally wrong without actually feeling bad about it.
Lombard explains Marston's death in what way? Someone broke into his room late at night. Marston took his own life. He wrote this short note: "Dear Lord and Father, I know that you will forgive me for what I am about to do. I cannot live without Emily by my side. So, please take me away from here." Then he hung himself with his belt.
This explanation suits Lombard's needs because it justifies her loss and gives her a reason for living on. She has found comfort in the fact that Marston died by his own hand and not by someone else's. This also makes him look like a good person who was wronged by life so he had no choice but to end it all.
Lombard keeps Marston's suicide a secret from everyone except for Arthur. Only they know how much she cares for him. If anyone else knew, then they might try and stop him. Lombard wants people to think that he was a good man who died too young.
In reality, Lombard is a ruthless woman who uses Marston to get what she wants. She breaks up with him as soon as she finds out that he has married Emily but doesn't give him a chance to explain himself.
What does Lombard find in his chamber after the most recent death? She intended to kill Cyril since she had stated she wanted him to swim over there, but she knew he wouldn't be able to make it back. She discovered a hook and seaweed. These are signs that he survived.
Lombard should feel proud of himself for saving Cyril's life even though Cyril didn't appreciate being saved. They were friends before all this happened, and now they are even more close because of what Lombard did for him. This story shows that even though vampires are evil and want to drink blood, some of them can be good too. Vampires cannot go out in sunlight, so how could Cyril have lived through these events? He must have found a way or someone helped him.
In conclusion, this story shows that even though vampires are evil, there are some good ones out there.
Vera's mental condition, unlike Lombard's, has already gone haywire—-anxiety and dread (of being murdered) Plus guilt (over Cyril's death)—-and her intuition tells her that Lombard is the killer and that she must kill him if she wants to survive. As a result, she murders him.
Now, why would someone like Vera murder another person? The most obvious answer is money. But there are other reasons as well: revenge, disability, or insanity. In this case, it is all three reasons together that cause Vera to kill Lombard.
Lombard was one of the richest men in England while Vera was living in poverty. So, obviously, money is an important factor here. However, there is more to it than that.
Lombard's large fortune left his young wife, Emily, very wealthy. So, even though she was only 24 years old at the time of her husband's death, she had plenty of money coming in every month. This means that money was not the main reason why Vera killed Lombard.
However, it does help explain why she would kill again later on in the story: because money is still an important factor here. As we will see in a minute, after killing Lombard, Vera goes out and finds work as a maid in a rich family's house.