True Crime April 2016

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FROM BRITAIN…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE FAILED CRIME WRITER AND THE CORPSE IN THE CUPBOARD Before he knew it, the fiction was put to one side and he had a starring role in a real-life horror story…

ASK TRUE CRIME: BIRMINGHAM’S THREE-TIME MOON MURDERER
“The moon does strange things to me,” killer Allan Witcomb admitted. The story of the slayer who struck three times in his own street…

VICTORIAN VILLAINS OF THE NORTH-EAST: 30 PIECES OF SILVER
The ship captain’s head had been smashed with a hammer – and two sailors accused each other of murder…

HANGED AT NEWGATE: MURDER AT KENSINGTON’S BLACK LION PUB
Fellow-soldiers described guardsman James Hartley as “quiet” and “inoffensive.” Yet before long he was charged with murder – and making history…

FROM AMERICA…

THE POSTING OF A MURDER CONFESSION
Derek Medina had always wanted to be famous. But when he murdered his wife only infamy awaited him…

GRAVEDIGGER MURDERED WIFE AND BURIED HER IN HIS CEMETERY
Adan Rodriguez enjoyed being a gravedigger. And when he turned killer, he found a makeshift plot at the workplace cemetery…

DRACULA AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN
When the paths of a lustful apprentice and a pretty housewife randomly collided, the result was a horrific murder…

FROM THE X-FILES OF MURDER: DEATH WAS IN THE CARDS
The fortune-teller’s death card heralded certain tragedy in the Pittsburgh of 1931. But were other influences behind the summoning of the grim reaper?

WHY DID THE BABY-SITTER MURDER THE FAMILY?
The senseless murders of IT analyst Amanda Doss and her children shocked a Texas town. And when a girl confessed to the killings there was disbelief…

AND FROM AUSTRALIA…

AUSTRALIA’S WOMAN-HATING MUTILATOR MURDERER
John Balaban claimed to be offended by his victims. The more they asked for, the more he wanted to see them dead…

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