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True Crime December 2020
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE POLICEMAN WHO PLANNED THE PERFECT MURDER
Beside the body of Sandra Weddell police found a typed suicide note. Had the nurse and mother really hanged herself in the garage of the family home in Dunstable?
“YOUR HUSBAND IS LIKE A GIRL TO ME”
Even the toughest south London criminals feared Peter Johnson, aka The Brixton Terror, who told everyone he didn’t like girls. So when his married “best mate” Charles Mead finished with him, he’d as good as signed his own death warrant
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: TWO HANGED FOR LIVERPOOL MURDER
After Beatrice Rimmer was found murdered in her home, detectives suspected two house-breakers from Manchester. But did they actually have anything to do with the crime?
ASK TC: MARY’S KILLER WAS SUSPECT NUMBER 532
For more than 20 years the killer of West Yorkshire woman Mary Gregson evaded justice. But when DNA technology advanced, the net finally closed in
FROM THE USA…
HOW JUNK SCIENCE PUT THE WRONG MAN ON DEATH ROW
At the age of 18 Robert DuBoise was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of 19-year-old Barbara Grams. Yet the case against him was pure fabrication
“I LOST MY HEAD, AND THEN HE LOST HIS”
Rebellious Matthew Borges thought Stephanie Soriano was his girlfriend. And when he began to see Lee Manuel Veloria-Paulino as a rival for her affections, a deadly plan formed
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE KANSAS CITY MASSACRE
The June 1933 shootout at a railroad depot in Missouri proved a turning point for the US authorities: it was time to go to war on organised crime
THE SECRET IN THE BOX
Alton Logan spent 26 years behind bars for a fatal Chicago shooting – all because lawyers locked away a signed affidavit that would have saved him
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: FRANCE’S “NATURAL BORN KILLERS”
Audry Maupin and Florence Rey went on a deadly rampage in Paris in 1994. Did a film about a young couple’s murder spree across America inspire them?
NEWS & VIEWS
Chronicles Of Crime, Comment