Quite by chance, religion seems to hold sway over this month’s issue. Psychopath Earle Nelson didn’t bother to cover his tracks, but for over a year this feral killer used his inhuman strength to rape and murder at will right across America
Master Detective July 2008
Quite by chance, religion seems to hold sway over this month’s issue. Psychopath Earle Nelson didn’t bother to cover his tracks, but for over a year this feral killer used his inhuman strength to rape and murder at will right across America; a seemingly unstoppable phantom armed with his well-thumbed Bible. He forms this month’s One Life Of Crime starting on page 36.
Posing as men of God, con-artists are currently stealing millions of dollars from the faithful in the US, according to the FBI. Religious affinity fraud has become the the most popular type of white-collar crime in recent years. More money, says the FBI, is stolen in the name of God than any other cause and estimates are that over $1.8 billion was taken from unsuspecting churchgoers – blinded by their faith – over the last three years.
To conclude our religious theme, turn to page 27 for a more light-hearted approach in an MD Picture Special.
A SOLDIER’S SPIRAL INTO MADNESS AND MURDER
He asked for help from doctors, warning them of his murderous intent. But no one seemed to be listening
THEY TOOK THE LORD’S NAME IN GAIN
Many innocent people in the US have been left penniless because their faith in God blinded them to the greed of the preachers in their midst
MD VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
COUPLES WHO KILL PART 1: 11 VICTIMS FOR CARIL AND CHARLIE
“Had they not met they would not have become killers,” is a claim often made. Read this compelling new series and decide for yourself.
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
Headline cases include President Bush Told Me To Kill and Another Case Of Tony Martin?
REVEREND SNARED IN RAID ON DANCE-HALL!
When cops raided the Chicago dance-hall one steamy summer night they bagged more than they bargained for
UNSOLVED MURDERS PART 4: WHO MURDERED IVY GRIFFITHS?
A horror story from Newcastle-under-Lyme
WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANGING PART 3
The true stories behind the south London prison’s 135 executions
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: EARLE NELSON: GORILLA KILLER
Nelson sent shockwaves of horror through American and Canada during two savage years of rape and murder that kept women of all ages huddled for safety behind triple-locked doors…
MD FORUM: SNARED BY HIS MOTHER’S MEMORY
A reader’s request regarding a double-killer who could so easily have become a Scottish serial-killer
PENGE MAN’S STRANGE MEETING WITH THE HANGMAN
The last man hanged for murder committed in the London borough of Bromley.