It’s 16 years since Gary Heidnik, the subject of this month’s One Life Of Crime, w
Master Detective November 2015
It’s 16 years since Gary Heidnik, the subject of this month’s One Life Of Crime, was executed by lethal injection. Kidnapper, rapist, murderer and self-ordained “bishop,” he kept six women as sex slaves, imprisoning them in the basement of his Philadelphia home. Did the punishment fit the crime? According to victim Josefina Rivera, it was insufficient. “Leaving him there would have been worse than killing him,” she once said.
Judge Charles Darling presided over many of the last century’s most notable trials. Part One of our new series The Power Of Life & Death explores the classic case of Herbert Rowse Armstrong. Don’t miss it.
Jack the Ripper’s identity remains a mystery. Could he possibly have been killer William Bury?
HORRIFIC SYDNEY MURDER OF AN IRISH WIFE
Victoria Comrie Cullen wanted to escape her marriage. But her violent husband had more deadly plans…
PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
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EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“I Have Always Dreamed Of Killing Someone,” “Cheating Dad Burned Pregnant Wife Alive,” “Eleven Murders Along The Motorway,” “Bad Tidings From Europe’s Biggest Jail”…
MD’s CRIME QUIZ
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VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
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NEW SERIES: THE POWER OF LIFE & DEATH: “DROP ROUND TO MY OFFICE FOR A CUP OF ARSENIC”
The classic case of Herbert Rowse Armstrong
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s crime archives
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: TERROR IN THE PIT OF DEATH
Gary Heidnik kept six women in a pit in his “House of Horrors”…
THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 8:WHY LOUISE’S HAIR TURNED WHITE OVERNIGHT
Why did Louise Masset become a child-killer?
SCHOOLBOY PLANNED THE PERFECT MURDER – OF HIS MOTHER
Friends thought Danish Minhas was joking when he said he was going to kill his mother. They didn’t know he was “a textbook psychopath”
SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES:WAS JACK THE RIPPER EXECUTED IN DUNDEE?
Could killer William Bury have been escaping a murderous East End past?
DID HEATHER SHOOT DEAD A SERIAL KILLER?
Police in the US are investigating whether a man gunned down by a woman was responsible for multiple deaths in Nevada
MD FORUM: WAS THIS PIERREPOINT’S MOST DIFFICULT HANGING?
Executioner and publican Albert Pierrepoint had an unenviable task – to hang his old pub pal “Tish”…