Just over seven years ago, in the September 2001 issue, Master Detective described Barry George’s conviction for the murder of Jill Dando as “The Verdict That Shocked The Nation.” From the very beginning there were doubts about the safety of George’s conv
Master Detective November 2008
Just over seven years ago, in the September 2001 issue, Master Detective described Barry George’s conviction for the murder of Jill Dando as “The Verdict That Shocked The Nation.” From the very beginning there were doubts about the safety of George’s conviction and especially about some of the “evidence” that helped put him behind bars. Those who have campaigned on George’s behalf have succeeded in keeping his name, his face and his case in the public eye to such an extent that in August this year Barry George was freed. So one injustice has been righted – but it leaves the question: who really did kill Jill Dando? Turn to page 8 for our definitive report on where the case stands now, and for an exclusive account of Barry George’s day of freedom by one of those who knew his case best, Scott Lomax.
THE DAY DARLENE WENT FISHING
Did this beautiful young woman really creep across the bed and execute her husband?
MD VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
SO WHO DID KILL JILL DANDO?
With Barry George having been found not guilty, the popular TV presenter’s killer is still out there
THE OLDEST MAN HANGED IN IRELAND
The last execution in Waterford had been in 1864, in public. Many doubted there would be another 36 years later
PART 4: DENHAM…BRITAIN’S MURDER VILLAGE
Within a month in 1984 the picturesque Buckinghamshire village was chosen by two murderers as the dumping ground for their unwanted victims
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including, “This Is My Mum’s Head”
UNSOLVED MURDERS PART 8: WHO MURDERED MARGARET PEEL?
Was it love or hate that brought death to shopkeeper Maggie Peel? Even today someone must know something…
AL CAPONE ON THE SPOT
Part 2 of a series written in 1931 by a Chicago newspaperman, at a time when the mob boss was still very much a force to be reckoned with
COUPLES WHO KILL PART 4: FRANCE’S NATURAL BORN KILLERS
The murders that prompted demands for the restoration of the death penalty
WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANGING PART 7
The true stories behind the south London prison’s 135 executions
GALLOWS FOR MADELINE’S RAPE-KILLER
One man’s battle to keep his neck out of the hangman’s noose
MD FORUM: DEATH ON BLACKPOOL SANDS
Kitty was a married woman but that didn’t stop her falling in love with a handsome army officer