A series of horrific mutilation murders of teenage girls shocked the northern city of Manchester…
True Crime April 2018
FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE BEAST OF MANCHESTER
A series of horrific mutilation murders of teenage girls shocked the northern city of Manchester in the mid-1970s. Eventually, police had a suspect – a psychopath called Trevor Hardy – but was he telling officers the whole story?
THEY MET ON THE GALLOWS: MURDER IN A PIGGERY – AND A PANTRY
John Roberts and Thomas Riley didn’t know one another – but in December 1931 they both became killers. Months later, a double-execution would bring them together for the first and only time.
DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: WHO KILLED LITTLE WILLIE ON THE NORTH LONDON LINE?
A murder investigation was launched when the strangled corpse of a missing five-year-old boy from Camden Town was discovered under a train seat by a teenage passenger.
FROM THE USA…
A FAMILY RIPPED APART – BUT WHO POISONED MOTHER MARY?
Mary Yoder died as a result of colchicine poisoning – that much was clear. But police had a job on their hands to work out who killed her.
ASK TRUE CRIME: KILLER BABYSITTER MURDERED FIVE CHILDREN
In the early 1980s, Christine Falling was a slow-witted teenager making ends meet by babysitting around northern Florida. Trouble was, wherever she worked children kept on dying…
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: FROM RACKETS TO RICHES – TO THE ROPE
The story of Abner “Longy” Zwillman, the mobster who amassed a fortune of $50 million, mixed with Hollywood filmstars, and never spent a day behind bars.
…AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: POISONOUS CRIMES OF A PASSIONATE PRIEST
Life was quiet in the hill-top Eastern Pyrenees village of Nohèdes – until the parish priest started an affair with the local schoolmistress.
SOUTH AFRICA’S SUPERCOP: THE EVIL PIED PIPER OF LADYSMITH
“The blood of our children will haunt you to the grave,” victims’ relatives told serial child-killer Sipho Dube when he was finally brought to justice.
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