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True Crime February 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: HE HAD IT ALL…THEN HE DESTROYED IT ALL. WHY?
He had made a fortune and lived in a luxurious mansion in the idyllic Welsh borders village of Maesbrook with his with and teenage daughter. But when Shropshire businessman Christopher Foster sank into a financial quagmire, the dream turned into a nightmare
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: WAS CHARLOTTE GUILTY OF ARSENIC MURDER?
After Dorset farm labourer Frederick Bryant died, doctors performing his post-mortem found four grains of arsenic in his body. But why would his wife Charlotte want to kill him?
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART TWO – THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
Sir Edward Marshall Hall was convinced that accused John Herbert Bennett was not the man who had strangled his estranged wife Mary Bennett on the beach at Great Yarmouth. But could he convince the jury that he was right?
HORROR ON THE ALLOTMENTS
The mutilation murder of widow Louisa Surgey was horrific. Sixty years ago this month, though, there was doubt about whether her killer would pay the ultimate price for his crime
FROM THE USA…
MURDER, MANSLAUGHTER…OR SELF-DEFENCE?
Minutes after she had been brutally raped, Alabama woman Brittany Smith shot dead her attacker – to stop him killing her brother whom he was now throttling
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
On February 14th, 1929, seven men were executed in cold blood by machine-gun at the North Clark Street, Chicago, garage owned by George “Bugs” Moran. But who ordered gangland’s biggest hit?
ASK TC: EX-WIFE OVERBOARD!
When her former husband Lonnie Kocontes invited her on a cruise of the Mediterranean, Micki Kanesaki may well have been hoping for a rekindled romance – as well as sightseeing adventures. Tragically, by agreeing to go she had as good as signed her own death warrant…
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: ANGELS OF DEATH IN A GRAVESIDE PICNIC
What exactly had happened to skilled craftsman Lucien Bouquiaux? The story was that he had quit his life in Paris for a better job in Geneva. But something didn’t quite add up…
NEWS & VIEWS
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