Master Detective January 2012

Master Detective January 2012

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Despite the best efforts of the Metropolitan Police, assisted by American military police, Charles Connelly was allowed to slip through the proverbial net

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Despite the best efforts of the Metropolitan Police, assisted by American military police, Charles Connelly was allowed to slip through the proverbial net. It is believed by many crime buffs that the case in which he was involved is the only one in British criminal history in which an accomplice went to the gallows while the man identified by police as the killer remained at large. Read Murder In Soho – Five Words That Led To The Gallows

In a similar vein, Victor Betts and Herbert Ridley were mates who killed a man in Aston, Birmingham, during a robbery. So why was one hanged and the other sent to prison?

The crime and trial of Alice Crimmins had everything Casey Anthony had – only more. Was Alice guilty or a victim?

MURDER DOWN THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Jia’s long march began on the banks of the Yellow River in China and ended on the Yellow Brick Road in Derbyshire after a moment of madness

VIEWPOINT
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MURDER IN SOHO – FIVE WORDS THAT LED TO THE GALLOWS
The fates of one suspect who was caught and the one who got away proved dramatic in the extreme

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent, including She Knew Just The Place To Hide The Body

THE MAN WHO KILLED PROSTITUTES
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder which this month encompasses murders from London and Newcastle

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: MA BARKER AND HER DEADLY BROOD
She led her four sons and a cold, remoreless killer on a crime rampage that left a trail of blood and death across America that was unequalled in its ferocity

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

STRANGE CLUE OF THE PET BOA CONSTRICTOR
Despite her predicament the victim still had the foresight to leave a vital clue that would lead the authorities to her killers

THE HANGING OF VICTOR BETTS
“I only hit him with my fist. He must have had a weak heart or something. No one can say I killed him…”

MD FORUM: “A TRAMP LIKE THAT IS CAPABLE OF ANYTHING”
The full, sensational story of the Alice Crimmins case