Smiling Serial Killer Planted Gardens With Victims’ Body Parts
(Master Detective May 2019)
What’s it like to discover that your friend is a serial killer? How do you cope with the realisation that, behind all those jokes and confidences you’ve shared, there lurks a creature for whom life’s normal considerations are meaningless? An alien being who lives from one killing to the next – and will do anything to cover their tracks? The friends of Bruce McArthur might be able to help you there. Because their very worlds have been rocked by revelations that have put their nice-guy friend in an entirely different light... “He was just a regular guy,” says John Foot, who worked with Bruce McArthur in the 1970s. John lived in England for a time… more »
How Many Victims For The “World's End” Monster?
(True Detective May 2019)
The death behind bars of the notorious Scottish serial killer Angus Sinclair closes another sorry chapter in British criminal history. And, as is so often the case with the demise of infamous, remorseless killers, his passing leaves numerous questions unanswered. Were there more victims we do not know about? It’s surely possible. Did he really murder all those he was suspected of killing? More than likely. But anyone who hoped for a comprehensive deathbed confession from the convicted rapist and killer, wishing to clear everything up once and for all, would have been left bitterly disappointed. Wheelchair-bound Sinclair went to his grave every bit as unrepentant as he was when he arrived at the prison… more »
20 Years On...Will We Ever Know Who Killed Jill Dando?
(True Crime April 2019)
She had just arrived home after a visit to the shops and was about to unlock her front door when she was grabbed from behind. With his right arm, the killer held her and forced her to the ground, so that her face almost touched the tiled step of the porch. Then, with his left hand, he fired a single shot at her left temple, killing her instantly. The bullet entered her head just above her ear, parallel to the ground, and came out the right side of her head. It might have been just another big city murder, but this was different. For the victim was Jill Dando, a household name in Britain who… more »
Maniac Wanted To Be Freddy Krueger For A Day
(Murder Most Foul No. 111)
Unemployed, bored and frustrated, Daniel Gonzalez, 24, sought excitement through excessive drinking and taking drugs including Ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine. After attending a rave party in Hackney, east London, the weekend before the killings, the court was told, Gonzalez took a variety of drugs and ran naked through the street on his return home. On the day of the killings, after taking a train to Worthing, Gonzalez bought a knife and ambushed Mrs. Marie Harding, inflicting deep and fatal wounds in her back and neck as she walked home from her daughter’s home near Brighton. He didn’t like school teachers and she looked like one, he later told the police. In London the next day… more »
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