When teenager Kyle Smith set fire to the men’s toilets at an air force base in Oklahoma in 2010
Master Detective March 2013
When teenager Kyle Smith set fire to the men’s toilets at an air force base in Oklahoma in 2010, the court agreed not to punish him if he went to live with his grandparents. He did but, in the months that followed, the rows and hostility grew steadily worse. Finally, in March 2011, boiling with irrational fury, he dragged a machete from under his bed and burst into the living-room where his grandparents were watching TV….
Housewife Lilian Tharme loved dancing. That night in 1960, her escort was not her husband but the Tharmes’ bachelor friend. He was supposed to drive her home, but his offer was spurned – and by the time Lilian was next seen, she had been run down, abducted, stripped, raped and left to die on an unmade track.
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UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s PART 3:
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