True Crime January 2015

True Crime January 2015

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If Ruth Ellis had been a man…would she have been hanged?

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FROM BRITAIN…

IF RUTH ELLIS HAD BEEN A MAN…WOULD SHE HAVE BEEN HANGED?
In 2003, Appeal Court judges ruled that Ruth Ellis – the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom – was properly convicted of murder “according to the standards of the time.” But, as we reveal, when it comes to male killers of the 1950s, these so-called standards weren’t always quite so evident…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: STEFAN WAS FITTED UP FOR MURDER
In one of Britain’s worst-ever miscarriages of justice, Stefan Kiszco was jailed for a sexual murder he could not have committed. The fascinating story of how an innocent man was locked up and the real killer remained free for over 30 years…

FROM THE X-FILES OF MURDER: SEANCE ON AN EASTBOURNE BEACH
When Irene Munro went on holiday alone she was led to her death by evil men who befriended her. Then a reporter hired a medium to see if Irene could speak from beyond the grave to tell the truth of what happened…

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE, OLD ENOUGH TO HANG: “DON’T MAKE A FUSS DAD,” SAID YOUTH BEFORE EXECUTION
When a missing girl was found strangled in a Lancashire town the oddball culprit was quickly apprehended. But could the defence team prove he was insane and so be spared the death penalty?

ASK TRUE CRIME: WEST YORKSHIRE SHOOTING TRAGEDY
A woeful tale of murder in Lightcliffe from the post-war era, requested by a reader…

AND AMERICA…

TEN WEDDINGS, NINE DIVORCES AND ONE MURDER
Sharon Maxwell had a way with men. Over the years she’d married 10 of them – about two per cent of Ore City’s total male population. But the bottle blonde’s latest marriage was tragically doomed…

53 WOMEN EXECUTED, PART FIVE: FIVE WOMEN GO TO THE DEATH CHAMBER
“You can have a lethal injection or go to the gas chamber,” they told Velma Barfield. But should this woman, the first to die after the reinstatement of capital punishment, ever have been executed?

HE KEPT GIRL A SEX SLAVE FOR SEVEN YEARS
Colleen Stan was looking forward to a party after her hitchhiking trip. But the man who gave her a lift took her to his home, kept her in a wooden box, and chained, tortured and raped her until she lost all track of time…

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