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True Crime August 2022
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: HOLLYWOOD STALKER…LONDON SHOOTER
Actress Theresa Saldana was lucky to survive the stabbing attack inflicted on her by Scottish-born Arthur Jackson. And after he was locked up for the star’s attempted murder, the truth about his violent past emerged
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: WAS THE “PUBLIC CHASTISER” FITTED UP FOR MURDER?
Police knew that Francis Booker meted out punishments to youths in the area. But was he really guilty of the stabbing murder of 14-year-old Percy Sharpe?
MURDER UNDER COVER OF WAR: FORENSIC FIRSTS THAT SOLVED SURREY’S MILITARY MURDER
How the overwhelming evidence of pathologist Dr. Keith Simpson helped to convict the killer of 1940s “hippy” Joan Wolfe
“I DID IT BECAUSE I HATE WOMEN,” A KILLER WROTE
After the shocking murder of a female friend Private Cyril Johnson confessed all – in letters to two other women
FROM THE USA…
DOCTOR SHOCK AND THE GRUDGE THAT TURNED TO MURDER
California podiatrist Dr. Thomas Shock was regarded as a leading practitioner. But when his treatment failed Bonnie Lee he’d as good as signed his own death warrant
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: WHO PUT “THE BOMP” IN THE GRAVE?
Frank “The Bomp” Bompensiero enjoyed immunity from the underworld, despite his long reign of terror. But in 1977, he too was on the receiving end of a hit-man’s bullets
BAPTIST PREACHER “TOOK PLEASURE IN KILLING HIS WIFE”
Matt Baker was showered with support from Waco churchgoers following the apparent suicide of his wife Kari. Little did they know that the popular churchman was in fact a murderous deviant
ASK TC: BIG BROTHER BLOWS FAMILY AWAY
The Bentlers were a well-loved family living in Iowa. But the family’s glow of American success was destroyed by one of their own
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: MEET THE WICKED SISTERS OF LE MANS
Sisters Léa and Christine Papin worked as live-in maids for the Lancelin family – until they became double-killers…
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