Master Detective August 2011

Master Detective August 2011

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This is a very good sentence. "I saved him from the gallows," said Iraqi lawyer Tariq Harb after his British client Danny Fitzsimons,

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This is a very good sentence. "I saved him from the gallows," said Iraqi lawyer Tariq Harb after his British client Danny Fitzsimons, found guilty of double-murder and attempted murder while working for a private security firm in Iraq, was spared the death penalty and instead jailed for 20 years. Not everyone agrees. Fitzsimons himself says it amounts to a death sentence anyway.

It takes a lot to shock a pathologist, examining a murder victim¹s body in the morgue. So it¹s probably been a source of satisfaction to Charles Albright, the subject of this month¹s One Life Of Crime, that he achieved just that.

A VERY DEADLY COUPLE
They made an extraordinary decision ­ to kill her mom and stepdad and take over their apartment

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

VIEWPOINT More of your views plus prize competition

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
Astonishing stories from the Continent, including "What Happened To Sexy Cora?"

I SAVED HIM FROM THE GALLOWS
A British killer faces Iraqi justice

BRIGHTON ROCK
It seemed as if every time he opened a trunk there was a body in it!

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE EYEBALL KILLER Charles Albright was no ordinary serial killer. It wasn¹t what he left behind ­ but what he removed…

I COULD HEAR HIM MAKING LOVE TO MY WIFE
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder

THE LAST PUBLIC ELECTROCUTION IN MISSISSIPPI
He achieved more in death than he ever did in life…

MD FORUM: CHESS-RELATED MURDERS
Inspired by Chessboard Killer Alexander Pichushkin, a reader conducted his own investigation

THE KILLING OF GENTLEMAN JOHNNY
Was the right man hanged? MD’s Last Executions series reaches part 19: Aylesbury Prison

MURDER FOR TWO NICKELS, A RING AND A DOLLAR WATCH
There are some real dumb folks in this world, observed the detective

WAS THE HIT-MAN TOO FAT TO KILL?
The more weight he lost, the greater his chance of being convicted of murder