True Crime August 2017

True Crime August 2017

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Michael Ryan was a loner and fantasist who brought misery and chaos to the Berkshire town of Hungerford 30 years ago this month

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: MASSACRE IN A MARKET TOWN
Michael Ryan was a loner and fantasist who brought misery and chaos to the Berkshire town of Hungerford 30 years ago this month…

ASK TRUE CRIME: THE GREAT ESCAPE – AND THE SECRET STATEMENT THAT SENT LILY’S KILLER TO THE GALLOWS
Dozens of German prisoners-of-war had escaped from a camp in Bridgend. For a Canadian deserter, it was a chance to execute his own murderous escape plan

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: MURDER AT BALHAM TUBE STATION
Ticket-collector Kenneth Ewers was a hugely popular figure at Balham Station in south London. But the misbehaviour of youngsters was something that annoyed him – and his response to it would end up costing him his life…

DID BRIDIE POISON THE LEMONADE?
Bridie Connell drew the short straw when she married Michael Walsh. Years later when he died as a result of strychnine poisoning, she was in the frame for murder

FROM THE USA

CLASS ASSIGNMENT FOR TODAY: DOUBLE-MURDER
Cops in Lawton, Oklahoma, were called out after reports came in of a horrific double-shooting. A father and son lay dead, but if the killers were really robbers, why wasn’t anything stolen?

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE LUCKY LUCIANO STORY
Charles “Lucky” Luciano rose from humble beginnings to be the sinister overlord of crime and vice, protection rackets and assembly-line murder in New York City. He perhaps wielded more power over the underworld than any other gangster in history

DEATH OF DIRTY DANCING’S GANJA WOMAN
American actress, singer and dancer Jennifer Stahl had appeared in the 80s box office smash Dirty Dancing and other films. But dealing in marijuana to contacts in the entertainment world provided a regular income as her career waned. Then one night two armed men burst in unexpectedly to her apartment and a real-life drama of the horror variety unfolded

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-MEN: HIS LORDSHIP THE KILLER
He called himself Lord F. Seymour Barrington, and the social high-flyers of St. Louis, Missouri, were impressed. But the English gentleman with an over-inflated sense of entitlement wasn’t all he seemed…

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