Master Detective October 2014

Master Detective October 2014

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Edith Thompson’s execution in 1923 for the murder of her husband may have been one of the greatest miscarriages in the history of British justice

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Edith Thompson’s execution in 1923 for the murder of her husband may have been one of the greatest miscarriages in the history of British justice. This month in Master Detective we reconsider the case and focus on the judge whose handling of it probably led to an innocent woman being hanged.

Armed with three knives, an axe and wearing a bullet-proof vest Kim De Gelder strode into the day nursery, slashing to right and left. When he finally fled, he left behind three bodies, and a dozen other children badly injured.

“I’ve been hitting the bottle and shooting coke. It made me real crazy. I couldn’t stop killing people. It seemed like I’d have to stop every fifteen or twenty miles just to kill somebody. It was sort of getting to be a habit,” said Marion Pruett after his arrest.

PORN ADDICT WHO FILMED GEORGIA’S MURDER WILL NEVER BE FREE Georgia Williams went to spend the evening at a photo shoot. But her friend Jamie Reynolds had more sinister plans…

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“My Wife Was Cheating On Me”…

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s extensive crime archives

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a new book

WHY THEY HANGED EDITH AND FRED
The classic British case of Edith Thompson and Freddie Bywaters…

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: “I Couldn’t STOP KILLING PEOPLE”
Marion Albert Pruett was given a new identity – and then went on a murderous rampage…

HOW JACK THE RIPPER RUINED A BIRTHDAY
The killings ended with a banquet of horrors. But why? Criminologist Harold Dearden reveals his theory on the Whitechapel murders – and the perpetrator…

JAILBREAK PART 13: LEAVENWORTH – SEVEN VOW TO ESCAPE OR DIE
It’s 1931 and a gang of desperate convicts take hostages and run…

MD FORUM: SHERIFF PLOTTED TO KILL
The story of Sheriff Raymond Martin, the elected Southern Illinois lawman who traded drugs and conspired to murder…

CURIOUS STORIES OF MURDER: MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR OF THE FIVE ALGERIANS
How a peaceful visit by Algerian traders to sleepy Kent and Sussex over a century ago ended in tragedy…

“I’M WATCHING MY FATHER DIGGING MY BROTHER UP”
Sibling rivalry ended in tragedy when brothers Stanley and Sean Eckard became love rivals…