True Crime January 2019

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: THE BODY IN THE SUITCASES
One suitcase contained the severed head of the male teenage victim, the other his dismembered body parts. More than 50 years later, police are still appealing for information

NEW SERIES: HANGED A HUNDRED YEARS AGO – PART ONE
Thirteen men went to the gallows in 1919. In this series, marking the centenary, we’ll recount the stories of the crimes that took them there

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: HORROR OF THE HEADLESS WOMAN ON THE RAILWAY TRACKS
When Winifred East decided to meet up with an old pal, little did she realise the nightmare that awaited her on the journey home…

THEY MET ON THE GALLOWS: MOTHER, BABY AND GRANDMOTHER SHOT DEAD IN DURHAM TRAGEDY
What drove Samuel Walton to wipe out his family? And why did Thomas Nicholson kill a seven-year-old girl? These were the crimes that brought the pair together for the first and only time

FROM THE USA…

WHY THEY DUG UP KANDY’S KILLER
The 1981 murder of Virginia Freeman had gone unsolved for 37 years. Could the remains of convicted child-killer James Earhart yield a DNA match and finally solve the mystery?

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE EVIL LIFE AND SHOCKING DEATH OF WHITEY BULGER
Racketeer, gang leader and serial killer James “Whitey” Bulger had only just been transferred to a new prison facility in October 2018 when he was surrounded by other inmates…

ASK TC: EVEN THE POPE COULDN’T SAVE “KILLER” KELLY
Sentenced to death for orchestrating the murder of her husband Doug, Kelly Gissendaner became a reformed character during her years on Georgia’s Death Row. She found God – and the support of Pope Francis – as her controversial execution date approached

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: KILLING OF MONACO BILLIONAIRESS WAS ALL IN THE FAMILY
Monaco was stunned when Hélène Pastor, the richest woman in the principality, was assassinated. Whoever wanted her dead was prepared to go to any lengths to make it happen…

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