True Crime January 1987

True Crime January 1987

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As you can read in “How Killers Die”, Hannah Dowling’s murderer had no chance to negotiate terms that would enable him to live, being tried, sentenced and executed within a few days. What a contrast to a recent case in Mississippi, where 21-year-old accused killer Ira Kincaid came up for trail.

He and his counsel sought to alleviate the possible outcome – death in the gas chamber. As a result, Kincaid signed a unique contract to spend the rest of his natural life in the state penitentiary, in return for a promise from the district attorney not to seek the death penalty for the robbery-murder (a capital offence) of a shopkeeper. Kincaid then formally pleaded guilty and drew a life term for non-capital murder, plus 40 years for the armed robbery.

The contract he signed read, in part: !I shall not apply for, or accept, any parole, pardon, suspension, reprieve, or any other procedure resulting in anything but my confinement in state pneal authority custody for the remainder of my natural life.” Commended Prosecutor Craft: “Whithout that contract, Kincaid could have been eligible for parole in seven years.”

HIT MAN GUNS DOWN 3 FOR THE HUSBAND-KILLING SISTERS
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WORLD OF CRIME

THE ARMINIG OF OUR POLICEMEN
– The great Victorian experiment

22 STAB WOUNDS CUT THE GIANT DOWN TO SIZE
Belgian murder shocker

PRESS PHOTOS FROM THE PAST

COMMENT
Another selection of your letters

THE BARBARA GRAHAM STORY
Part 4 – Her execution

LETTER FROM AMERICA
Art Crockett highlights one more peril for violent crime victims

MISSING CHILDREN: AMERICA’S SHAME OF THE 1908’S
Each year, a staggering 40,000 youngsters are reported missing

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THE BERLIN STRANGLER
Elderly women were in the Doorbell Killer’s grip of fear

WHY KILL A GUY WHO OWES YOU MONEY?
How detectives unravelled the John Wilshire murder mystery

TRUE CRIME NEWSPIX…EXTRA
Photo update on two recent murder cases published in TC

WHY KILL THE DUCHESS OF TENTH AVENUE?
A how killers die feature