True Crime April 2017

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True Crime April 2017

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Published March 23rd, 2017

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

RILLINGTON PLACE – THE TRUE HORROR, PART ONE: THE CONVICTING OF TIMOTHY EVANS
The recent BBC dramatisation Rillington Place brought the ghastly events that went on at No. 10, the Notting Hill home of John Reginald Halliday Christie, back into the public eye. In this special-length article we present the complete story, including aspects not seen on TV…

MURDER WHEN MOTHER CAME TOO
Ivor Novello’s song “And Her Mother Came Too” would soon be a hit for the popular Welsh entertainer. But its warning message about interfering in-laws came a few weeks too late to save doomed couple Samuel and Lydia Westwood…

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: MURDER ON HAMPSHIRE’S WINCHFIELD BRIDGE
Killer Arthur Mortimer’s weapons were the cars he stole – his plan to rob money and valuables from the innocent women he deliberately knocked from their bicycles. He ran amok through Surrey and Hampshire but when he stood for trial the question of his mental state during the crime spree became a crucial issue

RILLINGTON PLACE – THE TRUE HORROR, PART TWO: CHRISTIE – AS MAD AS A HARE?
When Christie’s trial for his wife’s murder began at the Old Bailey anyone expecting to see a monster in the dock was in for a surprise. The mild-looking 55-year-old Yorkshireman looked anything but that. But on the advice of his lawyers his defence would be insanity…

FROM THE USA…

ASK TRUE CRIME: WHO PUT ELISA IN THE WATER TANK?
How did troubled 21-year-old Canadian tourist Elisa Lam end up dying in a water tank at Los Angeles’ notorious Cecil Hotel, now known as Stay On Main? Four years after her shocking death, people are still wondering whether it was murder, suicide or a tragic accident…

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE BLOODY REIGN OF GANGSTER FRANK NITTI
He looked more like a bank clerk than a tommy-gun-wielding gangster, but Frank Nitti proved himself a highly ruthless operator as he rose through the ranks of Chicago mobsters to take over from the legendary Al Capone

KNIFEWOMAN ON A MISSION OF REVENGE
The six-inch knife caught the eye of Lillian “Mickey” McClay as she mulled over the words of faithless Warren McGourty, the man she loved and to whom she’d devoted her life. “You’re not going to tie me down! You’re not going to tie me down…”

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