True Crime August 2021

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Highlights this issue include:

CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: HORROR OF THE HEADLESS CORPSE AT IVER STATION
Buckinghamshire mum Katia Hopkins had left her village home to meet a friend late at night – but she never made it. How, then, did she end up dead on the railway line?

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: SHOULD WE HAVE HANGED HANRATTY?
The brutal A6 murder of scientist Michael Gregsten and the attempted murder of his mistress Valerie Storie shocked Britain 60 years ago in August 1961. The curious investigation that followed, which resulted in the conviction of James Hanratty, left many wondering whether the right man ended up on the gallows

WHO STOLE THE IRISH CROWN JEWELS?
Former army officer Captain Richard Gorges was in a spot of bother – on trial for the murder of a London police officer. But that was far from the only crime this colourful character was suspected of committing…

THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART EIGHT: ONE MAD, ONE BLIND…AND ONE UNLUCKY
Continuing our journey through the stellar career of Sir Edward Marshall Hall, in the aftermath of the First World War the celebrated advocate found himself defending former officers scarred by their battlefield experiences

FROM THE USA…
“I’M A GOOD GUY – I JUST HAPPEN TO BE A MASS MURDERER”
He fled the United States to escape justice and set about creating a life of luxury for himself and his wife in Panama. Trouble was, ruthless William Holbert was prepared to kill and kill again to make it happen. He could come across as your best friend but if you owned a property he wanted then your days were numbered…

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE PLOT TO RUB OUT GANGLAND’S DEADLY BROTHERS
Chicago-based mobsters the Gennas had been at war with the North Side Gang and masterminded the assassination of their rivals’ leader Dion O’Banion. But the slaying of Angelo Genna signalled the beginning of the end for the notorious Sicilian-born brothers

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
ASK TC: INTERNET HOMICIDE
John Edward Robinson, Hiroshi Maeue and Takahiro Shiraishi are just three of the killers who’ve used the internet to lure their victims. As our special report shows, many other killers have exploited the World Wide Web for their own evil ends

NEWS & VIEWS
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