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In Denial: Tracie And The Truth About “Road Rage Killing”

Finally, Tracie Andrews stepped into the glass-screened dock in Court Nine at Birmingham Crown Court on July 1st, 1997, to plead not guilty to murder of her partner Lee Harvey. Smartly dressed, her long blonde hair carefully waved, the 27-year-old listened impassively to Mr. David Crigman QC, prosecuting, as he made his opening speech to

The Stepmother From Hell

Eleven-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing from his home in El Paso, Colorado, by his stepmother Letecia Stauch on January 27th, 2020. For weeks, nothing was heard about the young boy, even though a whole ream of law organisations, not to mention hundreds of local volunteers, were turning the country upside-down to find him. In

The Secret of Cannibal Vlad’s Kangaroo Meat

Dismembering a human body isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, dismembering any body, even something like a cow or a pig that’s been killed for human consumption, takes skill. There’s a reason professional butchers take years to train. So not surprisingly Vladimir Nikolayevic Nikolayev struggled at first. By the time he’d removed the

How Do You Shoot Yourself In The Head – Twice?

“My wife is shot.” Calls to 911 don’t tend to be dull, and this one was about as dramatic as it could get. The caller was 37-year-old Jason Crawford. It was May 2nd, 2017, and he wanted help at his home in Cullman, Alabama. “My wife is shot, please send police straight away,” he said.

She Cut Up Her Husband On The Living-Room Table

It was difficult to find anyone who would shed a tear for the missing Leon Prieur; he was a hard-drinking brute whose job was on the line due to his love of alcohol. He had once been stopped from jumping off a bridge in a bid to end his miserable life, but now he was

The Whitechapel Murders: “There’s A Dead Woman Lying In The Yard”

The discovery of the body was made by Louis Diemschutz as he turned his pony and cart into a dark corner off Berner Street at 1 a.m. Diemschutz lived and worked at the International Working Men’s Club in Berner Street, where he was employed as the steward. A doctor quickly called to the scene theorised

The True Story Of The Great Train Robbery

Sixty years ago, on August 8th, 1963, the largest-ever robbery committed in Britain happened. It quickly became known as the Great Train Robbery – and the names of many of the culprits were subsequently written into the nation’s criminal folklore. Bruce Reynolds, Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards, Charlie Wilson: just some of the 15 masked men

Why Kill And Dismember Elizabeth?

The Black Dahlia case is an irresistible blend of the conspiracy theories, sex and glamour that surrounded Marilyn Monroe’s death, mingled with Los Angeles’s own equivalent of Jack the Ripper. Each year still brings us a new or updated theory but little proof. Given the notoriety of Elizabeth Short's murder, the surrounding media circus and

Mad Thoughts Of A Murderous Psychopath

It was a good-looking young man who sat on the edge of the bath. He was more than six feet tall, his dark hair was tousled, and he was looking down into the bath at the mutilated face of his latest victim. Father Anthony Crean, a 64-year-old Roman Catholic priest, was still alive. But only

The Mad Professor Who Liked To Blow People Up

He was the domestic US terrorist with a manifesto who eluded justice for years. Unabomber Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski justified his deadly campaign in the name of preserving humanity and nature from the onslaught of technology and exploitation. The FBI spent years trying and failing to capture him. And when they did so, it was only

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