True Crime April 2014

True Crime April 2014

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It was like a scene from Silent Witness…

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CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

“IT WAS LIKE A SCENE FROM SILENT WITNESS”
As a matter of routine crime scene technicians daubed strips of sticky tape on the body of Claire Woolterton when she was found near the Thames at Windsor. Three decades later they would help identify her murderer

WOULD THEY HANG THE DEPRAVED KILLER FROM DERRY?
He raped and murdered his elderly landlady. Then after his arrest John O’Connor declined to offer any evidence in his defence, leaving the jury with just one question to consider

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE PROSTITUTE AND THE DRUMMER BOY
It was a week before Christmas and prostitute Veronica Murray needed to make some money. Her instincts told her the man she homed in on in London’s Trafalgar Square would be an easy mark…

COUNTRY HOUSE KILLINGS PART ELEVEN: KILLER HAD PRISON VISIT FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL
“I long to have another chance which Mr. Churchill told me I should have when he visited this prison with Mr. Lloyd George two years ago…I consider that a promise for my sentence to be reduced”

ASK TRUE CRIME: WAS THE POISON IN THE CAKE?
Murder in Victorian Britain tended to shock and outrage society. The poisoning involving American doctor George Henry Lamson is a good case in point…

…FROM THE USA

MESMERISED INTO MURDER
When a charismatic fantasist wanted to gain custody of his infant son he persuaded a delusional, drug-crazed “geek” to wipe out his former girlfriend and her entire family

TRUE CRIMES OF DAYS GONE BY: VELMA THE HAMMER-WIELDING KILLER
In her day Velma West became as familiar a name in the newspapers as Legs Diamond, Dutch Schultz, Al Capone and other notorious “celebrities.” And what she lacked in style she more than made up for with kinky sex appeal

TEENAGER SAWED UP AND FILLETED MOTHER
Amelia brought up Moises on her own, sacrificing much of her life to give him the best. Now, it seemed, he had turned her into the ultimate sacrifice as part of a macabre satanic ritual

…AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

A KILLER STALKS THE REEPERBAHN
He appeared to be just another oddball frequenting the seedy bars and clubs of Hamburg’s famous red-light district…until police checked his squalid apartment

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