True Crime February 2020

True Crime February 2020

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: 
FIEND WAS FREED TO KILL SARAH, 8
As the 20th anniversary approaches of the shocking murder of Surrey schoolgirl Sarah Payne, TC looks back at this tragic, landmark case

MEMOIRS OF AN EAST END COPPER – PART 4: ON THE TRAIL OF LONDON’S ORIGINAL CAT BURGLAR
Detective Sergeant Benjamin Leeson recalls his frustrating 1900 investigation into the crimes of the Russian “cat-man” Mark Goldenberg

REPRIEVED! PART EIGHT
More fascinating cases of British murderers who escaped the gallows in the days of capital punishment. “It’s the voices, they tell me these things in my brain and I have to do it,” Exeter man Reginald Morey told a doctor before pleading insanity at his trial

FROM THE USA…

NEVER TOO OLD TO KILL
A judge had decided that wife-killer Albert Flick could be released from prison because he was too old to commit more violent crimes. It was a judgment that would prove tragically inaccurate

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: NEW YORK’S KING OF THE BOOZE BANDITS
The story of “Big Bill” Dwyer, the underworld genius of the rackets who put together an illicit empire worth $40 million

ASK TC: “I KILLED A LOT OF GIRLS. I’M A SERIAL KILLER” OR WAS HE?
After confessing to a Special Agent in Florida that he’d murdered a dozen women, convicted killer Mark Riebe recanted. In 2017 he came to prominence once again when he was interviewed by the broadcaster Piers Morgan for the first of his TV interviews with serial killers

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: THE CRIME THAT PUT GERMAINE’S HEAD ON THE BLOCK
It was Germaine Leloy’s fate to be the last woman executed in France. What were the events that turned her from devoted wife to husband-killer – and a date with the guillotine at Angers Prison?

THE BLACK WIDOW OF ADELAIDE
Tired of her marriage, voluptuous Adelaide mother Michelle Burgess longed for the mystery and tension of affairs. Soon she would be involved in one with her husband’s married boss – and before too long she’d be drawing up two murder contracts: one for her husband and one for her lover’s wife…

NEWS & VIEWS
Competition – Chronicles Of Crime – Comment – Movie Quiz

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