Couple Hunted Girl To Kidnap, Rape And Murder
(True Detective June 2016)
It was 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day, 2013, in Sarnia, Ontario, where 19-year-old Michael MacGregor had been living out his own fantasy with 31-year-old mother-of-three Tanya Bogdanovich. They had met online, exchanging desires. Tanya said she longed for someone to rape her repeatedly, and Michael wrote that Tanya brought out the true sadist in him. He loved degrading her, taking her to a point where she became really scared and was no longer play-acting. On December 31st, 2012, Noelle Paquette, a five-foot-one, 27-year-old Sarnia kindergarten teacher, went to a New Year’s Eve party. Around 2 a.m., Noelle said she would walk home, and she left. Several witnesses, out in the street celebrating the New… more »
Life For The Milkshake Murderess
(Murder Most Foul No.100)
“My husband is not well,” Nancy Kissel, 41, emailed a friend. “I need to take care of something. Sorry – I will be in touch soon.” But her husband Robert, a wealthy American banker, was not merely unwell, a Hong Kong court was told on June 8th, 2005. According to the prosecutors, on November 2nd, 2003, his wife spiked his strawberry milkshake with sedatives while he watched an American football match on TV. Then she used a lead statuette to bludgeon him to death, attacking him so violently that the ornament’s base was distorted. Each of the five blows to his head drove skull fragments deep enough into his brain to kill him. The next… more »
When Mother Died Peter Became A Serial Killer
(True Crime May 2016)
North Wales cinema owner-manager Peter Moore confessed to 17 assaults over a 20-year period, but the police thought the true figure was nearer 50. His murder confessions alone were not enough to secure a conviction: they had to be substantiated. And in case he were later to claim insanity, it was important to record him sanely and calmly describing how he killed each victim, and discussing his motives for murder. Asked why he had begun killing, going on to slay four men in three months, Moore said that his mother’s death, followed by the deaths of two dogs, a cat and some koi carp, had pushed him over the edge. “Death literally seemed to be… more »
Swedish school slayer dressed as Darth Vader
(Master Detective May 2016)
Someone dressed like evil Star Wars character Darth Vader arrived at the door of Kronan School in Trollhättan, Sweden, just before lessons started at nine o’clock. That morning, October 22nd, 2015, was a good day for the 400 students. Tomorrow the half-term holiday would begin. The man under the helmet and long cloak was Anton Lundin-Pettersson, 21, a vicious fascist and a deeply rooted racist. Carrying a lethal sword he had come to kill as many "immigrant" children as he could. One of them, Ahmed Hassan, 15, who moved to Sweden from Somalia in 2012, was in a maths lesson when Lundin-Pettersson, brandishing a sword, knocked at the classroom door. Ahmed, who was sitting closest… more »
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