Master Detective April 2013

Master Detective April 2013

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The witnesses reeled in disbelief as the victim foamed at the mouth, writhed and sweated, and the death-room

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The witnesses reeled in disbelief as the victim foamed at the mouth, writhed and sweated, and the death-room filled with the stench of burning flesh. Everyone indignantly declared that this must be the end of electrocutions. But in fact, it was just the beginning. Horror Of The First Electrocution – it’s part 12 of our series Drama In The Death House.

As the personal friend of a British executioner, William Johnson knew more than most about the fate that awaited a convicted killer. And that, as things turned out, was to make his own fate all the more extraordinary. The Court That Refused To Hear A Guilty Man’s Confession and is this month’s instalment of Curious Stories Of Murder.

THIRTY-TWO YEARS TO CATCH SALLY’S SEX-KILLER “
I pray that Sally can now rest in peace and hope that the message to everyone is clear: the British Police do not forget…”

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME More headline material from MD’s crime archives

THE CAR BOMBING OF A LOVING WIFE “
I had this nagging feeling Larry wasn’t being straight with me. He was spending so much time out of town”

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views

MD FORUM: WHO KILLED THE AVON LADY?
It was only when the police found a hidden map marked with an “X” that led them to a pig farm that they finally began to piece together what may have been a very grisly end…

KILLER IMAGE
The story of one of Benetton’s Death Row “victims” plus the 25 inmates used by the Italian fashion house in its controversial advertising campaign

THE COURT THAT REFUSED TO HEAR A GUILTY MAN’S CONFESSION
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “Horror At The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage”

HEREFORD’S MURDEROUS SOLICITOR
He was a pillar of respectability but his home was soon to become the scene of a shocking murder

HEREFORD AT THE TIME OF ARMSTRONG’S TRIAL
A first-hand view of the trial that grasped the attention of the nation

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960S PART 4: WAR HERO MUST HAVE KNOWN HIS KILLER
Old Sidney Leeson’s neighbours said he was too soft-hearted. And they were proved right in 1965

PART 12 OF DRAMA IN THE DEATH HOUSE: HORROR OF THE FIRST ELECTROCUTION
Americans were looking for criminals to be executed without being hurt. This case clearly wasn’t it

“A SCARY, SCARY LOVE”
He grabbed a nylon cord, wrapped it around Tanya’s throat and strangled her. Then he cut off her head and dumped it in the woods