True Crime December 2018

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: CHRISTMAS GUN DRAMA IN BLOOMSBURY
For ruthless crook Frederick Westbrook, the season of goodwill meant nothing. And when he got involved in a dispute at a late-night West End café, bullets flew from his pistol

THEY MET ON THE GALLOWS: TWO YOUNG MEN…TWO DEAD FIANCEES
In the same week of 1951 two Norfolk men, unknown to one other, murdered the women they loved

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: WIFE-KILLING ON THE BRADFORD LINE
When his flashy, rakish brother Ronald was demobbed from the army, Raymond’s marriage to his sweetheart Ada was doomed

WHY WAS POLICE SERGEANT’S MURDER COVERED UP?
Incredible story of a Surrey policeman’s murder and a “whitewash” involving the Prime Minister and Home Secretary of the day

FROM THE USA…

ASK TC: WHY MARGIE KILLED TWO HUSBANDS
Her brother was outlaw Ray Hamilton, but Margie was every bit as tough. She certainly knew how to handle a gun
22 21 YEARS IN JAIL – FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT
In the mid-90s, Texan cop Brian Franklin was convicted of raping a child and sentenced to life behind bars – despite the absence of any scientific evidence against him. More than two decades went by before the wheels of justice finally turned

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: LOCKED UP IN JAIL – WITH GANGLAND’S MOST DEADLY
What was it like rubbing shoulders with mobsters such as Paul Ricca, Louis Campagna, Phil D’Andrea and Charles Gloe? Gordon Shelly met them all in his time behind bars at Leavenworth Penitentiary

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

AXEMAN SLAYS HIS OWN FAMILY
“My family and me were attacked by a madman swinging an axe. There’s blood everywhere,” Henry van Breda told emergency services. But something didn’t quite add up…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: THE CORPSE IN THE BURNING CAR

Yves Dandonneau had big dreams of sailing to the Greek islands and starting a school for deprived children. All he needed were the finances to make it happen. And that involved him being dead

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