True Crime August 2013

True Crime August 2013

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Fifty years ago this month two young men made a brutal attack on a reclusive farmer. They left with just £4 –

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MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES:

CORNISH KILLERS COULDN’T BREAK THE £3,000 CODE
Fifty years ago this month two young men made a brutal attack on a reclusive farmer. They left with just £4 – because they couldn’t read Esperanto

COUNTRY HOUSE KILLINGS: WOULD THEY HANG THE BUTLER?
The big house was a picture of calm. Flowers were being arranged, the breakfast dishes cleared away, and in the hall the butler – with 22 years’ service – was loading a shotgun…

ASK TRUE CRIME: MURDER AT THE KEELMAN’S HOSPITAL
Do we have details of any hangings on Newcastle’s Town Moor, asks a reader? We do – not just the last woman hanged in Newcastle, but in fact the last woman executed publicly in the UK

COUNTY DURHAM’S HISTORY-MAKING CASE
Mrs. Dodds was dead and her shawl was still actually alight. Yet the cinders in the fire-grate were cold to the touch. A man was found guilty of murder – but there was to be a historic challenge to his conviction

…FROM THE USA…

POKER ACE GOT AWAY WITH MURDER – UNTIL HIS LUCK RAN OUT
The discovery of a human skull on a barren mountainside set a murder investigation in motion. But it still took nearly a decade to nail Marcus Bebb-Jones

ELENA RECORDED HER HUSBAND’S MURDER CONFESSION
Young Brittney’s death in Robbie’s car looked staged but police couldn’t prove it – until Robbie’s wife presented them with hard evidence

“OUIJA BOARD TOLD US TO KILL!”
“At first the board just moved without meaning. Then suddenly it spelled out who was to be killed.” It sounds like fiction but it’s true – a story of mysticism, superstition and murder

DID AMBER MURDER JOSH IN 25-STOREY DEATH PLUNGE?
Certainly she pushed him. Certainly he fell to his death. But did the young wife act in self-defence?

AMERICAN FRITZL
The similarities between the crimes of Jeffrey York and Austrian Josef Fritzl were chilling. “I shudder to think this can go on in modern-day America,” said the judge

…AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

MURDER ON PARADISE ISLAND
Justice at last for Lianne after she was murdered – but only because of the persistence of her relatives

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