Master Detective December 2011

Master Detective December 2011

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When the killer of Freddy Morton dropped to oblivion at Armley Prison, Leeds, in 1934

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When the killer of Freddy Morton dropped to oblivion at Armley Prison, Leeds, in 1934, he uttered three short words that many believe referred to a woman’s unsolved murder three years before.

“It satisfies me that this was a depraved and dreadful crime,” the judge told the defendant after a jury in July this year had found the man guilty of murder. But they had no idea that he had already served nine years of a life sentence for a murder committed in Renfrewshire 38 years earlier, when he stabbed a drinking pal to death during an argument.

Naked, strangled and left for dead on Blackheath Common – that was Louisa Steele’s shocking fate. Even more disturbing were the deep teethmarks on her face and body.

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