True Crime April 2013

True Crime April 2013

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George Whelpton was “a perfectly normal man in every respect,” his defence counsel claimed

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CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND..

DONCASTER’S MUTILATION MURDERS
George Whelpton was “a perfectly normal man in every respect,” his defence counsel claimed. “But there is no fathoming what a man may stoop to in his passion”

THE LAST EXECUTION AT DUBLIN’S RICHMOND GAOL
The gaol had been fitted with an iron crossbar instead of the traditional wooden beam. The bar was long enough for three executions to be performed simultaneously but it was never put to the test…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: REIGN OF TERROR
It took six years to catch him, a dark time when terror hung over the north of England and the human and financial cost of Peter Sutcliffe’s rampage shook the whole nation

WOULD THEY HANG THE WRONG MAN?
The convicted man faced the tragic consequences of a miscarriage of justice, but would the truth be allowed to prevail before he was claimed by Newgate’s gallows?

RESEARCH & WRITE FOR TRUE CRIME: THE TENANT OF CARNFIELD HALL
Carol Lovejoy recalls a murder from Alfreton, Derbyshire, in which a justice of the peace lost his life over £50

…AND FROM THE USA…

WHICH TWIN HANGED HEATHER?
Like many identical twins, David and Daniel were uncannily close – so close that people said they were like two halves of the same egg. They liked the same movies, the same food and even married similar-looking girls. But murder has a way of tearing even twins apart

“I DID NOT MURDER THAT CHILD”
For 19 years Melissa Haskell must have thought she had got away with her shocking crime. But in 2011 the police received an unexpected phone call that would re-open the whole tragic affair

WANDA’S DEFENCE COST A DOLLAR AN HOUR
Setting aside the monetary constraints, Wanda’s defence counsel had no experience of capital cases, no investigator and no money to engage witnesses – and he had to represent her single-handed

ASK TRUE CRIME: “MY REMARKABLE STORY OF MADNESS AND MURDER”
A request from a reader in Telford, Shropshire, regarding famed American pathologist Edward Oscar Heinrich