Master Detective July 2015

Master Detective July 2015

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How should the law deal with a teenage killer?

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How should the law deal with a teenage killer? Should he or she be given a chance of rehabilitation and redemption? The case of Maricela Diaz, this month’s cover story, raises serious questions about the severity of sentencing in the United States. Maricela committed a brutal murder as a 15-year-old in 2009, but was tried in South Dakota as an adult for the crime earlier this year. See A Killer At 15…Now Sentenced To 80 Years.

He was Britain’s longest-serving prisoner who spent more than half a century behind bars. But medical records indicate that child-murderer John Straffen should never have stood trial. Read the evidence in Was John Straffen Innocent? – and then give us your verdict!

Al Capone’s rise to infamy is well known, but what about his later life – and painful demise? Don’t miss gangster expert Tom Prior’s fascinating take on it in this month’s One Life Of Crime.

KAREN MORRIS, WHO MINCED A BODY UP, DIES IN PRISON
Early death for a notorious killer from Birmingham…

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Murder In The Monastery,” “Three Dead In French Street Shooting,” “The Butler And The Bath Of Blood”…

WAS JOHN STRAFFEN INNOCENT?
Why the notorious child-killer should not have been considered as criminally responsible

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

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE RISE AND FALL OF AL CAPONE
Part two: Chicago’s prohibition-era gangster king is locked up in Alcatraz for tax evasion – and the health problems begin to mount up…

A KILLER AT 15…NOW SENTENCED TO 80 YEARS
When Maricela Diaz’s case came to trial in an adult court – years after the appalling crime – she was hit with the full force of the law…

JAILBREAK PART 22: A PANDORA’S BOX FROM HELL: MADMEN ON THE LOOSE
Grayson County Jail was crammed full of violent and desperate men. And when two accused cop-killers joined the party, a shocking breakout followed…

MD’s CRIME QUIZ
Test your knowledge of crime in our fun quiz…

MD FORUM: HORROR OF THE HEAD IN THE TRUNK
A chilling murder tale from America’s Pacific Coast, taking in the Chinatowns of Portland, Seattle and San Francisco…

FREE SEX CHANGE FOR MAN WHO KILLED HIS WIFE?
Transsexual Michelle Kosilek, convicted of murder in 1992, is asking taxpayers to fund a sex change operation for her…

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 4: KILLER HUMMED A HYMN ON THE GALLOWS
Hangman’s assistant William Warbrick recalls a Wakefield murder – and a painful execution date for his boss…