From Wales. No one has yet explained why a serial rapist was allowed to go free…
Master Detective July 2013
No one has yet explained why a serial rapist was allowed to go free after a catalogue of brutal assaults that have ultimately and predictably ended in a horrific murder – a murder that the accused said would happen.
Less than 30 minutes after the bolts of electricity extinguished life the condemned’s remains are resting in a wooden box, the blood and scraps washed away into the drain on the mortuary floor. The chair now stands empty, the electrodes coiled loosely on the floor. To date 599 men and women have died in the hot seat. Who will make it 600? It is a Thursday. The date is today. You will die at 11 p.m. in the electric chair. You are number 600!
WHY WAS SEX BRUTE RELEASED TO KILL AND CUT UP CATHERINE?
Clive Sharp warned prison psychologists that his crimes “may escalate to murder.” Nobody listened and sadly he was true to his word…
ELEVEN HANGED MEN
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in Northern Ireland and MD recalls the cases of the 11 men hanged.
DRAMA IN THE DEATH HOUSE: YOUR DATE WITH THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. You are the condemned man watching your last hours on earth tick away, minute by agonising minute…
FROM CARDIFF: SHOULD GEORGE ROBERTS HAVE BEEN HANGED?
He was executed at Cardiff Prison for what became known as “the iron bar murder.” But to this day there are many questions regarding George Roberts’ guilt and the justice of his sentence
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
Headline material from MD’s extensive crime archives
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: FREED FROM DEATH ROW TO KILL AGAIN
Dennis Stanworth was sentenced to death for the murder of two teenage girls in 1966 but he escaped the ultimate penalty due to a change in state law. Released on parole 24 years later, he seemed to have returned to a normal life…
UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THER 1960s : A GLIMPSE OF HOMICIDE
A 12-year-old boy on a passing train saw Mary Judge’s murder, but despite the witnesses and clues her killer was never brought to justice
ORCHIDS… AND SUDDEN DEATH
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder
MD FORUM: DOUBLE LIFE OF THE CHINESE SERIAL KILLER
A question from a reader in Coleshill regarding a case currently making national headlines in China