True Crime August 2016

True Crime August 2016

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“I can’t live with you, I can’t live without you,” warned John Martin, the musician husband of Natalia Strelchenko, in a text message

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MANCHESTER MURDER OF A CONCERT PIANIST
“I can’t live with you, I can’t live without you,” warned John Martin, the musician husband of Natalia Strelchenko, in a text message sent a month before he killed her…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: WHO KILLED JULIA WALLACE?
Liverpool’s classic murder mystery made legal history and still intrigues today. As novelist Dorothy L. Sayers commented: “Everything that the accused said or did might be construed as the behaviour either of an innocent man caught in a trap or of a guilty man pretending to be caught in a trap”

ASK TRUE CRIME: HANGMAN SMITH’S LAST STAND
Six years since his previous execution, notorious hangman George Smith was called into action for his final gallows duties – with horrific results…

HORROR OF THE SLEEPWALKING KILLERS
What happens if a sleepwalker commits a murder? How can you prove that he or she was actually asleep while they did it? Two British cases that test the dilemma, and a parallel case from across the Atlantic

FROM THE USA…

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: AL CAPONE’S HOMICIDE SQUAD
Over a period of four years in the 1920s there were more than 200 unsolved murders in Chicago. Capone hit-men John Scalise and Albert Anselmi had a lot to answer for…

THE GENIUS WHO NEARLY GOT AWAY WITH HIS WIFE’S MURDER
“Nuclear engineer” Paul Curry had poisoned his wife with nicotine way back in 1994 – and thought he’d got away with murder. He was used to outwitting people with his sharp intelligence but the cold-case cops had other ideas…

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-MEN: THE MAN WHO SOLD GOLDMINES
He called himself Lawrence Whitaker and his company, he told the would-be investors, had just struck gold in Mexico. For a pair of wealthy New Jersey businessmen, the scheme seemed like a golden opportunity…

…AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: DEATH SENTENCE DROVE INNOCENT MAN MAD
The shocking case of trade union boss Jules Durand – a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn’t commit. How could it happen, less than 20 years after the scandal of Albert Dreyfus, the French army officer sent to Devil’s Island?

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