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  • Killer Husband Couldn’t Keep His Good Wife Down
    (True Detective August 2018)

    In the summer of 2002 the Gulf coast of Florida was enjoying its usual sunshine, and the morning of July 18th was a good time to savour the cooling off-shore breezes. So three men set out in a boat to do a little light fishing in Estero Bay, near the town of Fort Myers, unaware that they were about to make a gruesome catch. It was Bill Hooper, a retired dentist, who saw something floating near them. “We’d just set off from dock when I saw something near the jetty by a row of beach houses,” he said later. “I thought it might be some driftwood or something that had fallen off a passing cruiser.… more »

  • "Kill My Dad Then We'll Have Sex," Said Morgan
    (True Crime July 2018)

    The plan to kill Morgan's father, Dennis Lane, had begun shortly after they started hanging out together in February, 2013. Morgan, 14, told Bulmer, 19, whose learning disorder caused him to function at the level of an 11-year-old, how sick she was of her dad. She said she felt he was controlling her life and she didn’t like it. Her mood slowly shifted from cold to deadly. And together they planned the killing with cool, detached efficiency. In a series of messages, Morgan told Bulmer she would leave a door unlocked but to be very quiet because her dad was living with his fiancée, Denise Geiger, who might also be in the property. In one… more »

  • Three-Time Killer Paroled...To Murder Again
    (Master Detective July 2018)

    That hot Independence Day, 1960, most of Long Island’s residents had gone to the beach. One who didn’t was Angela Wright, who had decided to spend the day gardening. She was tending the rose bushes behind her house when she became aware of a noxious odour coming from the open window of a cottage in nearby Hoyt Avenue South. This was the home of Frederick Sess, 78, a retired foundry worker, and John Rescigno, 62, a disabled army pensioner. They lived together in the small shingled cottage of two tiny bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Angela recalled that someone had said locally that they hadn’t seen Fred or John since the previous Thursday. Curious, she edged… more »

  • She Changed Her Face To Save Her Skin
    (Murder Most Foul No. 108)

    Rob Ashley couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw his new neighbour emerging from her flat. Curious, he stared at her in disbelief, wondering what on earth could have happened to her. Looking sideways sheepishly, she introduced herself. Her name, she said, was Liza Pendragon. She had moved into the apartment with two dogs and a parrot. Rob Ashley decided she was charming and good-natured, softly spoken and shy. But her face looked like she’d had 15 rounds in the ring with Mike Tyson. Swollen, discoloured, covered with ugly bruises, she was not a pretty picture. “I’ve been in a car crash,” she told Rob apologetically. “And I’m fleeing from a violent boyfriend.” Ashley, who… more »

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