True Crime December 2012

True Crime December 2012

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Before her death in August 2012 Winnie Johnson was one of those silent, suffering victims whose life had been dashed to fragments. Who was Winnie Johnson, you may ask? She was yet another victim of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, two of Britain’s cruellest ki

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MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE MOORS MURDERS
Before her death in August 2012 Winnie Johnson was one of those silent, suffering victims whose life had been dashed to fragments. Who was Winnie Johnson, you may ask? She was yet another victim of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, two of Britain’s cruellest killers

AN IRISH HORROR STORY: NO CHRISTMAS AT KILLUNEY HOUSE The old mansion on Armagh’s Portadown Road was home to eccentric recluse Edward Lindsay – until just before one Christmas when he became the victim of a truly gruesome murder

ASK TRUE CRIME: OXFORD SHOCKER OF THE BODY BENEATH THE FLOORBOARDS
Following on from “Three Die In Cambridge University Shootout” and “Murder At Oxford University” we continue our unintentional mini-series with a case that was brought to our attention by author Andrew Stephenson

RESEARCH & WRITE FOR TRUE CRIME: “SNAP ME OFF QUICK,” KILLER TOLD THE HANGMAN
Reader Gary Holmes recalls a grisly murder near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, in which the wife of a Hoar Cross labourer was set upon and murdered for less than 13p in today’s currency

ACTOR’S SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER’S KILLER
Actor Dylan McDermott, who currently solves fictional murders in a hit US TV series, turned to his own family to solve the mystery surrounding the death of his mother

“I REGRET NOTHING”
…They were the last words of Thomas Kemp shortly before he went to his execution in Florence, Arizona, in April 2012. But we have to go back 20 years to an evening in July 1992 for the events that would lead to Kemp’s death by lethal injection

PART 2: THE BLOOD-CURDLING CRIMES OF DONALD “PEE WEE” GASKINS – DEATH IN A HEARSE
When people asked why Pee Wee had bought a funeral car he would tell them it was to haul his victims’ bodies to his private cemetery. Everyone thought it was a huge joke – and even the police laughed out loud…

HONEYMOON HORROR OF MURDERED IRISH BRIDE There was an unexplained gap in time during which the bride was strangled in her bedroom on a paradise island in the Indian Ocean. What followed was a comic-opera trial that has left a murder unsolved