“When I read about the murders in the paper it was as if it was all a dream. Then I would resume my life as normal until the urge to kill the soldier came over me again and I’d go on the hunt again.
Master Detective June 2009
“When I read about the murders in the paper it was as if it was all a dream. Then I would resume my life as normal until the urge to kill the soldier came over me again and I’d go on the hunt again. But I didn’t murder those men. Physically I did, there’s no doubt of that. But it is the other person who lies inside me that actually killed them. It was my other personality that killed those men as an act of revenge on the soldier who raped me. I mutilated them in a manner so that they couldn’t rape anyone even again.” Read the journey from Liverpool to Sydney, Australia, and our inside report on the surreal life and grisly crimes of the Mutilator.
The murder was gruesome; the female victim all but decapitated. Yet provocation could not be denied, argued counsel, for nobody could suppose the defendant suddenly became, at his age, a cold and calculating murderer. There must have been what, to him, was serious and powerful provocation…See if you agree in this ground-breaking shocker from Sunderland.
LIFE FOR THE MURDEROUS REVEREND
David could charm the birds out of the trees but apparently he “wasn’t a lot of cop” in bed
VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent, including “Shadow Over The Somme” and “Why Did Laurie Have To Die?”
THE OLDEST MAN EXECUTED IN DURHAM PRISON
The fragile relationship between William and Mary hit rock bottom when she took the job as night caretaker in a run-down lodging-house in Sunderland occupied mostly by men
He became notorious for the savagery he inflicted on his victims and the dread he caused in Sydney. And like a true monster, even after he was dead he came back…
WHO STRIPPED AND KILLED OLD BILL BISSETT?
If the medical experts were correct the man accused of the murder had an alibi. But were the pathologists right?
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: LAST STAND OF THE ONE-EYED RATTLESNAKE
Continuing the series of stories recalling the deadly deeds of life-long criminals
MURDER CONSPIRACY AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE
Following April’s account of the murder of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone at San Francisco’s City Hall, MD recalls a plot hatched inside the city’s Hall of Justice
PART 5: FLORENCE MAYBRICK – MY FIFTEEN LOST YEARS
The period of hard labour
MD FORUM: “LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OF MURDER”
A reader’s inquiry regarding rare poisons poisonskiller?
WHO MURDERED ANNIE McSHAN?
One man was found not guilty while another was pardoned after a year. Someone, it seems, got away with murder
WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANGING
The true stories behind the south London prison’s 135 executions