Why American Dad Killed His Five Children
(Master Detective September 2019)
On August 28th, 2014, something appeared to snap inside Timothy Jones, to all outward appearances still the perfect dad. That evening he strangled his three sons and two daughters and stuffed their little bodies into garbage bags, which he loaded into the boot of his black Cadillac Escalade car. Then he drove off into the night, with no plan, no idea what he would do next. Amber Jones had no idea where her husband was, or what he was doing. She did not put out an alert because Timothy Jones was the children’s legal guardian. But later, after he had failed to drop them off for a pre-arranged visit, she reported the children missing. This… more »
“Let Him Have It!”
(True Detective September 2019)
Soon after reaching the roof they realised that they had been spotted. Someone shone a torch below and they heard voices. “It’s a copper,” said Craig. “Hide behind here.” They took refuge behind the stack of the lift-shaft. In quick succession a police van and a police car pulled in to the kerb outside the warehouse. Leading the five uniformed officers was Detective Constable Frederick Fairfax, in plain clothes. He later told how, after climbing a drainpipe to the roof, he sensed the burglars’ presence behind the lift-house. Making his way carefully between the raised roof-lights, he shouted: “I’m a police officer! Come out from behind that stack!” “If you want us, f_ _ _… more »
Rachel’s Slayer Had More To Kill
(True Crime August 2019)
Headline writers blew a gasket after Robert Napper leapt out of the bushes on Wimbledon Common and raped and stabbed to death beautiful former model Rachel Nickell in front of her two-year-old son. In that summer of 1992 this was to become one of the most high-profile crimes for decades. Only more recently has it been revealed that Rachel wouldn’t have died had it not been for a litany of police blunders that allowed the predatory Napper to roam free on an orgy of raping and killing. Time and again the opportunity to identify him as a vicious beast and to arrest him was missed. Napper was so convinced that the police would never catch… more »
Sex Crimes Of The Ken And Barbie Killers
(Murder Most Foul No. 113)
The first time Paul Bernardo saw Karla Homolka was in the lobby of the Howard Johnson hotel in Scarborough – a classic first meeting between a sadist and a masochist. She was staying overnight in the hotel, attending a convention about pets, and within a few hours of their meeting she had taken him to her room for sex. She showed him off to her parents and they accepted him only grudgingly at first because she was still at school. They had no idea of course what he was beginning to put her through sexually. For five years she shared his double life, allowing herself to be beaten, acceding to his demands to procure women… more »
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