“I’m A Good Guy – I Just Happen To Be A Mass Murderer”

After fleeing to Panama with his girlfriend Laura Reese to escape US justice, ruthless William Holbert hatched a deadly plan to achieve the luxury lifestyle enjoyed by the country’s most affluent expats. After killing five he had managed it – but then the authorities caught up with him... They were extradited back to Panama City

Guarding The Enemies Of The Krays

On the way to the Old Bailey I kept him talking, not giving him the chance to dwell on the ordeal ahead. I bought him a double brandy and gave him one final tip. “Don’t look at the faces in the dock,” I said. “Just look at the jury when you answer counsel...and keep thinking

Madman Went To London To Kill The Queen

When Ronald Dixon set out from Heaton, Newcastle, to make his way to London he had one object in mind. That was to break into Buckingham Palace, kill the Queen, and take her place on the throne. For Dixon had convinced himself that he was the true king of England. “I am King Ron,” he

Death and the Camden Ripper

In the early hours of December 30th, 2002, a tramp rummaging for food in a wheelie-bin near Anthony Hardy’s College Place flat in north London found bin bags containing a woman’s legs and the upper torso of another woman. The legs were later found to have belonged to Elizabeth Valad, 29, and the torso to

Womb Raider – Why Lisa Had To Pay For Her Crime With Her Life

Lisa Montgomery’s grip on reality was increasingly fragile and her ex-husband used this to threaten a custody battle for the children. She’d been sterilised after the birth of her fourth baby, but fantasised repeatedly that she was pregnant again. On December 16th, 2004, at the age of 36, she drove from her home in Kansas

Why Marjorie Had Her Husband Murdered

But for one thing the cause of Leslie Hutchinson’s violent death might have been attributed to a motorcycle accident. His motorbike lay in the road near his body and he had head injuries, as you would expect. But he also had a belt wrapped tightly twice round his neck, and it was buckled. He was

Murder, manslaughter…or self-defence?

After the rape, when Brittany was satisfied that Todd Smith (no relation) had calmed down and wasn’t paying attention, she texted her mother about what had happened and asked her brother Chris to come back over. When he arrived, he took his gun from the glove compartment of his car to use as a warning,

“I Lost My Head, And Then He Lost His…”

Like most owners and their dogs, Joe Rogers and his black Labrador, Buster, would go for a long walk together every day, rain or shine. A favourite route of theirs was to follow the banks of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts for a few miles, while Buster chased a ball or sniffed out sticks to

Gangster’s Wife Was Murderous Mastermind

Kathryn "Kit" Kelly scoured the newspapers’ society pages in search of another wealthy victim. She settled on Charles Urschel, recently married to Berenice Slick, the widow of an oil magnate. Their marriage had made them the wealthiest couple in Oklahoma City. Under Kathryn’s instructions her husband – George "Machine Gun" Kelly – and Bates crept

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