It is easy to see events with the wisdom of hindsight but even if Judith Ridgway had been more aware that her “Marlboro …
Master Detective November 2007
It is easy to see events with the wisdom of hindsight but even if Judith Ridgway had been more aware that her “Marlboro man” husband was not so perfect, would she have known just how faulty he really was?
It was only when she found a packet of condoms in their garage after Gary Ridgway was being held in police custody for the murders of 48 women that her solid shield of denial started to crack. This was evidence that Gary had been unfaithful to her, and if he had been unfaithful, then maybe he was not the man he seemed to be. But she still couldn’t have imagined him killing anybody. Read her incredible story below.
This issue is full of drama and intrigue. We establish that the infamous story of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, is fiction. In comparison, the story of the pirate radio station murder reads like fiction but is all true. And MD Forum uncovers an incredible case of a man who hated his wife so much he was prepared to “swing” for it, but asked the neighbours to give him time to make a getaway!
Enjoy the read!
Perseverance paid off for cold-case detectives who put a pillar of the community behind bars for a double cop-killing 46 years earlier
MURDER ON A FOUR-MINUTE TRAIN JOURNEY
“I haven’t the guts to kill a cat,” the murderer on the 12.24 train from Aldershot told the police.
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THEY DIED LIKE DOGS
John Kizer was a late starter in his new profession – but he made up for lost time when he took up mass murder
THE BODY-SNATCHERS OF BALTIMORE
America’s first case of body snatching which changed the law