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True Crime April 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: WHO CUT “GENTLE GIANT” STEVE’S THROAT?
Taxi-driver Steven Johnson didn’t have any enemies, so when he was found with his throat cut on an isolated farm track in Staffordshire his family and friends were devastated – and investigators were left puzzled for an explanation
A MOTHER’S LIVING NIGHTMARE
To mark TC’s 40th anniversary, a classic case from our very first edition. New Eastbourne mother Doreen Jeffs raised the alarm, saying her baby had been kidnapped. Before long, though, a murder hunt was under way…
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART FOUR – WHY MARSHALL HALL DIDN’T SAVE DR. CRIPPEN FROM THE GALLOWS
The case of Dr. Crippen interested Sir Edward Marshall Hall very much. And the more he found out about the case, the more convinced he was that the American was not a murderer
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: WAS THIS THE MAN WHO STRANGLED WAITRESS EMILY?
There was no doubt that David Blake was found of getting drunk and dating women behind the back of his partner, but did that make him more likely to be a killer too?
FROM THE USA…
SAVANNAH”S DEADLY BIRTHDAY DRINK
When Kentucky mother-of-four Savannah Spurlock disappeared on a night out to celebrate her birthday, her family feared the worst – tragically with good reason
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: HOW A JILTED GANGLAND MOLL SENT FOUR MEN TO THE CHAIR
When an armed robbery outside the Reid Ice Cream Factory,
New Jersey, ended in murder
ASK TC: WOMB RAIDER…WHY LISA HAD TO PAY FOR HER CRIME – WITH HER LIFE
She spent the last 14 years of her life on Death Row and became the first US federal female inmate to be executed in nearly 70 years. But should Lisa Montgomery, who murdered a pregnant woman to steal her baby, have had to face such brutal justice?
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: STOCKBROKER IN THE DOCK FOR MURDER OF THREE WIVES
Gaston Guyot had promised to make her his wife, but when she became too insistent murder rather than marriage seemed the preferable option…
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