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How a lucky break helped police finally solve the horrific murder in her own home of schoolgirl Yiannoulla “Lucy” Yianni
Forty years ago this month double-murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad
For the city of Glasgow, Tuesday, July 15th, 1969, was a day like no other.
It was 1980 when the prison door slammed shut, and Californian Michael Hanline was beginning a life sentence for murder he didn’t commit…
How on earth did it happen? The Jonestown, Guyana murder-suicide of 918 members of the People’s Temple cult in 1978
In The Footsteps Of Jack The Ripper, in which we’ll be looking at the other murders to have taken place in “Blood Alley”
Two Burmese men face execution following the murders of British pair Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao…
J. Edgar Hoover was still in his twenties when the call came to head up America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation
In Britain, August 1987 is remembered for the events at Hungerford, Berkshire, when 27-year-old Michael Ryan went on a horrific killing spree
When a sword-wielding young man, dressed up like the Star Wars character Darth Vader, visited the Kronan School in Sweden
Twisted Amanda Taylor wanted revenge – and she was determined that her father-in-law was going to pay the price..
A focus on Manchester Murders this month…
When four boys bird-nesting in Hagley Wood, near Stourbridge,
John Wayne Thomson is “the reason why the death penalty is still relevant,”
Breaking Bad was a hugely successful TV show and Jason Hart copied the practical advice featured in the show…
It’s 16 years since Gary Heidnik, the subject of this month’s One Life Of Crime, w
“I wasn’t worried about losing my property or never seeing my girlfriend again. It was just in my mind to go down to Port Arthur and kill a lot of people.”
"A lot of people are encumbered with a mechanism called guilt. I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”
Is it really possible to commit suicide by strangling yourself to death? I
How should the law deal with a teenage killer?
Escaping from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Richmond, Virginia, was meant to be impossible
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Sharon Marshall was a girl without any past or future thanks to the horrific and heartbreaking life she’d to endure with her “daddy.”
The Serpent. The extraordinary story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj
Freda Rumbold might not be the most famous British husband-killer but she is, nevertheless,
Spendthrift Alabama mum Marie Hilley had become bored with her 24-year marriage…
William Edmunds was one of the British killers sentenced to death in the mid-1950s…
It’s 50 years since the great soul singer Sam Cooke met his sudden end in a motel in LA
Should there be a limit on the number of years a case can lie cold before a prosecution is brought?
Edith Thompson’s execution in 1923 for the murder of her husband may have been one of the greatest miscarriages in the history of British justice
A crime of passion in Essex, mind-boggling savagery in Yorkshire, one of London’s most enduring prostitute murder mysteries, an extraordinary abduction-jailbreak…
Some of our most knowledgeable crime buffs may be surprised to learn that the last execution for rape…
Marc Dutroux has been making headlines again in his native Belgium…
Born in Italy and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts, trusting Roberto Troyan was a wealthy artistic socialite who,
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Marvin Gaye, the golden boy of soul music, the debonair Prince of Motown lay dead in his parents house…
Lynda Lyon Block harboured a massive grudge against society. Anyone in uniform, any official, any edict or law
“It was haunting me for twenty years,” the killer admitted.
“I must have lifted the axe and hit her,” another killer admitted. “I don’t know how many times
July 8th, 1965, saw one of the most audacious and meticulously-planned prison breaks in British criminal history
“Calling All Amateur Maigrets – How Good A Detective Are You?”
Few people can be unaware that November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
February 12th, 1934, was a special day for two decidedly different reasons. Firstly, it was the birthday of former US president Abraham Lincoln
Family killings seem to dominate this issue of Master Detective
William Murfitt was a man to be envied. He was a wealthy, enterprising farmer with 1,000 acres near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk…
From Wales. No one has yet explained why a serial rapist was allowed to go free…
As their trial at Norwich Crown Court drew to a close in January 2013, the two accused began blaming each other for the murder
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