Master Detective February 2014

Master Detective February 2014

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“I must have lifted the axe and hit her,” another killer admitted. “I don’t know how many times

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The case on these pages began in April 1985 with the curtain partially falling with a trial and sentences in 1990. But that is far from the end of the matter. The case remains partially unsolved, the central enigma unanswered. Further, in 2004 the driving force behind the crime wrote an article that was published in the prison journal in which she reflected on her fate…

“I must have lifted the axe and hit her,” another killer admitted. “I don’t know how many times. I realised what I had done and I must have panicked…My wife was lying there cut up. I remember that I had a hacksaw in my hand…” Scotland’s torso murder.

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WHY ELIZABETH WANTED HER PARENTS MURDERED
The article in the prison journal was far from the usual review. But the author is not the usual lifer. She’d had the added benefit of an English public school education…

SCOTLAND’S TORSO MURDER: WIFE’S BODY WAS CUT UP IN THE BATH
The pieces of a child’s blanket found wrapped around the woman’s dismembered body provided a clue. And with one of Britain’s most formidable detectives on the case the killer stood little chance of evading justice

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a new book

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “The Evil Torturers” and “What Happened Was The Will Of God”

PART 1 OF A NEW SERIES: IS THERE A SKELETON IN YOUR CUPBOARD?
Family research always carries the risk of making unwelcome discoveries, as we show in this series on cases from County Durham and Northumberland

MD FORUM: THE LAST WOMAN HANGED IN IRELAND
A reader from South London wrote regarding the last woman to be hanged in Ireland after learning of the case in a newspaper reference to a book

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

KILLER OF SCHOOLGIRL TO DIE
“We feel vindicated,” a relative of the victim said. “We feel this is the appropriate penalty. It doesn’t change our circumstances but we’re relieved it’s finally all over”

JAILBREAK PART 5: BLOODY SUNDAY AT FOLSOM PRISON
Some of the toughest convicts in one of California’s most fearsome prisons had a plan to escape. But they hadn’t counted on the wily warden and his sharp-shooting guards

BRITAIN’S FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
This year saw the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, but 108 years earlier there was another, the original Great Train Robbery…