Bridget Stovall and Andrea Yates are not related. In fact they don’t even know one another, but their lives are intrinsically linked by murder – the drowning murders of their children.
Murder Most Foul No. 48
Bridget Stovall and Andrea Yates are not related. In fact they don’t even know one another, but their lives are intrinsically linked by murder – the drowning murders of their children. And although their cases are very similar whether justice was adminstered fairly and equally is another matter. Both women had been good mothers until the appalling last moments of their children’s lives. Both thought their children were possessed by the devil, both had become obsessed with religious symbols and neither seemed to comprehend what they had done. Both Bridget and Andrea suffered from paranoid delusions and hallucinations, both did the same thing for the same reason, yet the courts treated them very differently.
For nearly 30 years little, white-haired 80-year-old Emily Pye had run her grocery shop in Gibbet Street, Halifax. Until Saturday, June 8th, 1957; when she was found dead by her niece and her husband. Emily had been murdered; battered about the head with a fireside companion set and the shop’s till had been emptied. Today, 46 years on, the murder is still a mystery and looks likely to remain so. It brings to mind an old Yorkshire adage: "See all, hear all, say nowt."
When a former cop is sent to prison for life for murdering his estranged wife he can expect no favours in jail. But was John Maloney guilty of anything, and was there even a murder? According to prosecutors Maloney struck his wife over the head, strangled her with his bare hands and then set her home on fire, leaving her body to burn. The jury believed this. Murder, after all, was the only explanation they heard for what happened to Sandy Maloney. But evidence that never made it to court strongly suggests that Sandy wasn’t murdered at all.
To The Devil A Daughter
From Halifax: Who Murdered Emily Pye?
The Forensic Femme Fatale
From London: Murder In Lovers’ Hideaway
Clue Of The 99 Year Fiddle
"The Appearance of Evil"
Did The Ex-Cop Kill His Wife?
The One Man She Couldn’t Have
The Poison That Failed
A Souvenir Sent Them To The Chair
Solved! 20-Year Mystery of the Murdered Model
The Sit-Down Killer
"My Daughter Is Not In Her Bed. She’s Only Seven…Oh, My God!"
The Will Of God Or The Words Of A Charlatan?
Three Days With Death
The Murderous Career of Leon Soeder
Did A Son Try To Behead His Mother?
Mother’s Little Helper?