True Crime February 2015

True Crime February 2015

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Amityville, Long Island. One of the worst family slaughters in modern crime history…

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FROM BRITAIN…

HOW CHRISTINA’S DEATH WAS “PREVENTABLE”
It was a Thursday morning like any other for Birmingham schoolgirl Christina Edkins. But a fellow-passenger on the number nine bus happened to be a knife-carrying paranoid schizophrenic called Phillip Simelane…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE KILLER IN THE “HANNIBAL LECTER” CAGE
Robert Maudsley, dubbed “Hannibal the Cannibal” and officially classified as the most dangerous man in British prisons, killed again and again until he was locked up for life in a Perspex cage…

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE, OLD ENOUGH TO HANG: WOULD THEY HANG THE OLDHAM COWBOYS?
Edward Hilton and Ernest Kelly loved watching cowboy films and dressing up as young gunslingers. And when a shopkeeper was savagely murdered it seemed like the Wild West had come to Lancashire…

AND AMERICA…

53 WOMEN EXECUTED, PART SIX: THREE DIE IN CLEAN SWEEP ON DEATH ROW
Concluding our series on the 53 women executed in the US between 1903 and 2014. “I’m going to kill someone,” Wanda wrote to her lesbian partner Gloria after an acrimonious row. “If you try to leave me, you’ll have it coming to you.” But just as Gloria reached the police station with her complaint she was ambushed by her lethal lover…

TRUE CRIMES OF DAYS GONE BY: “TIGER WOMAN” HAMMERED HER LOVE RIVAL TO DEATH
On July 12th, 1922, a woman’s half-naked and still-warm body was discovered sprawled on the roadside at a secluded spot on Montecito Drive in the hills north-east of Los Angeles. The victim’s head and upper torso had more than 40 wounds and her skull had been crushed. Another tale from our archive of classic American cases…

ASK TRUE CRIME: EVIL STEPCHILDREN REPAID KINDNESS WITH MURDER
Defence lawyer Timothy MacNeil had probed the minds of countless violent criminals in a long and successful career. But he couldn’t have foreseen a murder much closer to home and a sensational trial with him as the victim rather than the advocate…

FROM THE X-FILES OF MURDER: AMITYVILLE
As the officer entered the house at Amityville, Long Island, and went up a red-carpeted circular staircase to the first floor, appalling scenes of horror emerged from door to door. It was to prove one of the worst family slaughters in modern crime history…

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