Rillington Place – The True Horror
(True Crime April 2017)
Ethel Christie was last seen on December 12th, 1952, and her husband John Reginald Halliday Christie later said she had gone away. In the following month he sold most of their furniture, and in March 1953 he moved out and went to live in a hostel. On March 24th a tenant at 10 Rillington Place began cleaning up the Christies’ former ground-floor flat in preparation for new occupants. In the kitchen he knocked against a wall, heard a hollow sound, and saw that part of the wall was patched with a loose piece of paper. He tore it off, saw it had covered a cupboard, and when he shone a torch through a gap in… more »
How Many Victims For The Date-Rape Serial Killer?
(Master Detective April 2017)
Homosexual serial killer Stephen Port, a 41-year-old chef, used a grotesque method to satisfy his lust for sex with young men. He gave them lethal doses of a date-rape drug to render them unconscious, and raped them before they died. Then he carried the bodies out of his flat and dumped them in the neighbourhood where he lived – two of them in the local churchyard. All the bodies were found dumped within 500 yards of his home. Port, described in court as a “wicked and monstrous” serial killer, picked up his victims on dating apps such as Grindr and lured them to his flat in Barking, east London, for sex. He poisoned them with… more »
“About Five Minutes Ago, I Killed This Woman…”
(True Detective April 2017)
The investment banker stared into the camera of his iPhone. “My name is Rurik Jutting,” he declared. Rurik George Caton Jutting, 31, was named after the Varangian prince who had established the medieval Kievan Rus’ dynasty in what is now Ukraine, which lasted for 800 years. Jutting had attended Winchester and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He worked for Barclays at first and then Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong in the commercial tax-avoidance department. He was described by a former friend as “hard-working and intelligent – a gentleman.” And yet... “About five minutes ago, I just killed, murdered this woman.” Jutting pointed to the body on his apartment floor. “It’s Monday night. I’ve held her… more »
Orgy Of Rape And Murder – While On Probation
(Murder Most Foul No. 103)
Jerry Active probably wasn’t even thinking about the future in any shape or form when he strode out of Anchorage Prison. For the moment all that mattered was that he was free! And Active lived only for the moment. It was time to celebrate. He needed to buy some drugs and get drunk. First, though, that meant getting some money. His pockets were empty. Strolling along at a leisurely pace, he made his way to Mountain View, an Anchorage district peopled by south-east Asian immigrants. He had been out of jail for exactly 12 hours when, that evening, he broke into a ground-floor flat which was home to an extended family of Cambodian immigrants. In… more »
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