Master Detective September 2013

Master Detective September 2013

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Family killings seem to dominate this issue of Master Detective

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Family killings seem to dominate this issue of Master Detective. There’s the case of the man who wiped out his girlfriend and her four children. Then there’s European Crime Report, with the desperately sad tale of a “nice couple” forced apart by jealousy, and calamity follows misfortune in the story of “The Family That Never Was.”

Not a family killing but a family tragedy nevertheless is the case in which an FBI agent must turn in his own son, knowing that the death penalty must follow. And were Frederick and Margaret Seddon “the family that poisons together?” The court thought not, but the judge was in tears anyway. Finally, there’s the case of brave Ariel Allison, victim in a family killing gone wrong.

Sad stories all, it’s true – but justice is finally done.

FANTASY LIFE OF A WIFE KILLER
He was a manipulating, “Walter Mitty” character, said the coroner

FAMILY SLAUGHTERED TO KEEP THEM QUIET
One by one, he methodically strangled all four children, then stacked their bodies in order of size, like Russian dolls

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s – Part 9: MYSTERY OF THE MIDNIGHT KNIFEMAN
Only Blackie the dog saw what happened to the landlord of the pub known as “The Pretty Windows”

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views plus your chance to win a brand-new crime book

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “Accused Rock Singer To Sue”

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: VICTIM’S RELATIVES SAY NO TO PAROLE FOR 1968 KILLER
Back in the 1960s he was a brutal killer. Now he’s a feeble old prisoner in his 80s. But such was his crime that some say he should never be freed

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
Headline material from MD’s extensive crime archives

DERBYSHIRE’S SENSATIONAL BUBBLE CAR MURDER CASE
He was ruled out as a suspect in the case on page 8 of this issue – but he still racked up three murders of his own and remains in jail to this day

DEATH BY LETHAL INJECTION FOR FBI AGENT’S SON
The random killing of a courting couple leads to the needle 18 years on for the killer – and to a lifetime of heartache for his father

MD FORUM: ARSENIC AND OLD JUSTICE – ISLINGTON’S FAMOUS POISON CASE
It was an unprecedented courtroom scene – a judge in tears and a man waiting to hear a sentence of death

KILLER CAUGHT BY CRIMEWATCH
After seeing himself on television, a 31-year-old man walked into Chiswick police station accompanied by his solicitor…

BRAVE ARIEL DIED PROTECTING HER MOM
Already the subject of a restraining order, Darrell Ketchner burst into Jennifer’s home dressed in black and brandishing a knife. But it wasn’t Jennifer who died that night