“Carol Is Dying As I Write”

“Carol is dying as I write...” Harry Jarvis penned these chilling words in a note to his mistress who was living a few yards away in his garden shed. “Then we have the house to ourselves and sell all in it to move on. Dangerous times, but we will get there,” he continued. The drugs

How Mollie’s Murder Became A Political Football

The police retrieved CCTV footage from a homeowner who had a camera installed outside his home. It showed a black Chevrolet Malibu with distinctive chrome mirrors and door handles driving back and forth in the area where Mollie was jogging. This car driver, the detectives speculated, could be the killer, making his last-minute reconnaissance before

Terror Of The Nazi Nail-Bomber

How London’s black, Asian and gay communities were targeted by a heartless criminal determined to start a race war across the country. Like the rest of us, the Old Bailey jury were well aware of the horror wreaked by David Copeland. They knew his DIY nail-bombs had killed three people and gravely injured scores more.

Christina Was Battered To Death In The Shop She Managed

Waiting to meet his sweetheart, a ship’s steward named Eaves paced slowly up and down Oldhall Street, Liverpool on the evening of December 10th, 1913. As he was passing a shop, a shutter from the door fell on him, denting his bowler hat. The shop seemed shut, but in a moment or two a youth

“He’s Another Ted Bundy. He Could Charm A Victim To Her Death…”

“He will present a grave danger of taking another human life. This man is bright, well read, and capable of fooling all but the very best psychiatrists and social workers. He’s another Ted Bundy. He could charm a victim to her death. I consider Edwin Snelgrove to be the most dangerous defendant I have ever

Pitchfork: It Took A Forensic Revolution To Catch Him…Can It Be Right To Release Him?

The Parole Board's decision to release British rape-killer Colin Pitchfork has proved hugely controversial. Pitchfork, the first killer to be convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence, killed two Leicestershire schoolgirls in the 80s and had been behind bars since 1988... All he wanted to do, Colin Pitchfork said, was to expose himself,

“It Was The Dog That Did It”

“I’m so sorry, mom, but I need to tell you the dog turned savage on Ray and tore his throat out,” sobbed Dani Green, breaking the news of her ex-husband’s death in a phone call to his elderly, ailing mother. “But there’s nothing you can do, and at the moment it’s best not to discuss

Life And Horrific Crimes Of The Green River Killer

In February 1990 a city council worker found a human skeleton on a hillside near a park in a Seattle suburb close to the Meat Market strip. The skeleton was passed on to the Green River task force. Later the skull turned up in Portland, Oregon. The only theory on offer was that the killer

Secret Double Life Of Mom Who Disappeared

On June 28th, 2007, Paige Birgfeld vanished. How, people wondered, could she abandon her children ­­– her daughter and two sons aged six and three – so callously? Paige lived in an upmarket suburb of Grand Junction, Colorado, where she was paying off a $6,000-a-month mortgage on her home. That was the first part of

Jodi: Torrid Sex And A “Psycho” Bloodbath

Jodi’s boyfriend wanted her to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood for a sex session. But when he got tired of her she flew into a jealous rage and shot him, stabbed him and slit his throat... They met for the first time at a conference in Las Vegas in September 2006. He was

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