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Murdered In The Manor

The police received the emergency call to attend the house at Titcius Road at around 5.30 p.m. on the evening of November 9th, 2015. Officers rushed to the sprawling, 300-acre property worth millions of dollars in one of the most exclusive areas of New York state, and entered the huge, colonial-style, white pillared house. There,

He Packed His Dead Family In A Trunk

Arthur Devereux knew a lot about chemistry – dispensing medicines was his job. He knew less, however, about the chemistry of love, and when he applied his pharmaceutical knowledge to his marriage, the result was disastrous… His wife Beatrice soon began to discover for herself the hardship of wedlock on a shoe-string, as Arthur’s confidence

Just How Many Men Did Emma Murder?

“Just a minute – Emma LeDoux.” “Yes – I’m Emma LeDoux. Shall we walk?” She smiled, but this was wasted on Deputy Sheriff Jack Whelihan, who marched her straight to the office of City Marshal E. P. Shine. And Shine, moved by the incongruity of her presence in his musty chambers, ushered her outside again

Sex, Lies, Money – And Murder

The 911 call came from Chacey Poynter. She claimed her husband had been shot, so she was understandably distraught. Chacey waved down the police cruiser as it arrived on County Road 2595 in Hunt County, North Texas, about 40 miles north of Dallas, on September 9th, 2016. “My husband – he’s been shot in the

The Cruel Casanova Who Liked To Inflict Pain – And Then Death

The dead woman’s face was frozen in fear. There was a bruise on her cheek, and her head was all that was visible until detectives pulled back the bedclothes to reveal her nude, mutilated body.  The manageress of the Pembridge Court Hotel, in London’s Notting Hill Gate, had called the police shortly after 2 p.m.

Killer Mom Chopped Up Her Son

The last time anyone saw Ramsay was on the afternoon of January 24th, 2014. Although they didn’t comment on it or complain at the time, his immediate neighbours heard the erratic sound of an electric saw, and a smell from a mixture of bleach, chemicals and burning seemed to be seeping from his apartment.  Two days

Soham: Why Huntley Became A Child-Killer

Special Constable Sharon Gilbert raised an eyebrow when, in the middle of a murder hunt, volunteer searcher Ian Huntley casually asked her: “How long does DNA last?” Sharon said later: “I just thought it was strange, very strange. It is just not what a normal member of the public says to someone who is sitting

Death Row For Husband Who Hired “Lookalike” Killer

Dr. Teresa Sievers was making a pot of jasmine tea in the kitchen of her Florida home when she heard a faint sound behind her. It was Sunday evening, June 28th, 2015. She’d just flown back from a family celebration 1,300 miles away in New York and had left her husband and their two daughters

How Schoolgirl Sharon became England’s Youngest Murderer

Detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure – the juvenile equivalent of an indefinite sentence – Sharon Carr arrived at Bullwood Hall in Essex, a young offenders’ institute. It was here that she began to boast for the first time of having killed Katie Rackliff who had been stabbed 29 times after leaving a nightclub in Camberley,

Sex-Change Cop In Bizarre Murder Triangle

In 2010 they decided to turn theory into reality and poisoned Debbie Higbee Benton’s nighttime cocoa with Fentanyl. But the murder attempt was farcical and ill-researched as Debbie merely vomited and recovered. A few months later Lynne Benton followed this up by sedating his wife and injecting her with insulin. Again, she recovered. In April 2011

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