True Crime February 2018

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

JAILED FOR KILLING A TEENAGER…41 YEARS AGO
It was January 1976 when schoolgirl Janet Commins was found raped and suffocated. And for the next four decades her killer would escape justice.

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: MANCHESTER’S INCREDIBLE TEETH-MARK MURDER CASE
Dental experts were called in to help detectives catch a sex-killer who struck in Burnage in 1970. Then, in 1989, the same bite-marks appeared on another victim…

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: MURDER ON THE 7.42 TO WATERLOO
Elizabeth Camp thought she was avoiding trouble by booking a seat on a second-class carriage. But the decision was to cost the housekeeper her life…

FROM THE USA…

ASK TRUE CRIME: CARNAGE IN A TEXAS CAFÉ
For years the October 1991 massacre at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, held the record as the worst-ever such incident in the US.

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE CHARMED LIFE OF LEGS DIAMOND
“The bullet hasn’t been made that can kill me,” said gangster par excellence Jack “Legs” Diamond. His claim would be disproved but only after he’d survived numerous attempts by his enemies.

WHY DID HE SET FIRE TO THE DOCTOR?
Melissa Ketunuti’s basement was being plagued by mice. Sadly, the man she called in to help her get rid of them turned out to be a monster…

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-MEN: THE WORLD’S GREATEST DIAMOND SCAM
San Francisco financier William C. Ralston thought he could become the world’s richest man after he got wind of a diamond strike. But things didn’t turn out quite how he expected…

…AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

SOUTH AFRICA’S SUPERCOP: KIDNAPPER FROZE LEIGH’S BODY
When kidnapped student Leigh Matthews was found horrifically murdered, detectives were puzzled by the lack of decay. Could Piet Byleveld find the 20-year-old’s killer?

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: JANET’S FATAL HOLIDAY IN FRANCE
For months teacher Janet Marshall cycled around France. But as her adventure drew to a close she crossed paths with a bicycle thief and sex-attacker…

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