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True Crime July 1997
The "jinx number" it was called – No. 13, which many law-abiding citizens the world over are superstitious enough to regard as distinctly unlucky, but in Weathersfield Prison, connecticut, in 1954 you could have got a powerful argument to the contrary. Incidentally, for those tidy-minded readers among you who are dying to know, the "unlucky No. 13" label eventually went to William Lorain, who was put to death for murder on July 11th, 1955.
Although Connecticut still employs the electric chair to dispatch killers, records show it has not seen active service since 1960 when 36-year-old Joseph Taborsky was executed.
Starting this month is the new series Tales From Old New York, and it begins with the sinister Ruttinger-Wright case.
THE POLICEMAN WAS A HANGMAN – AND A MASS MURDERER TOO?
Final part in the series, An Urge To Kill
HORROR AT THE OLD BAILEY
Jury hears victim’s screams on tape
THE WARRINGTON POISONINGS
Another Sara Lee crime classic
NEW SERIES – TALES FROM OLD NEW YORK
The Ruttinger-Wright case
Sex in the dentist’s chair led to….?
More of your letters
THE STRANGE CASE OF MISTERS, PUGSLEY, QUARTLY & GREEDY
Somerset shooting drama
WHO PLOTS WITH ALVERTA PLOTS WITH DEATH
Return of a popular series, historic classics of True Crime
THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT
THE UNKNOWN MAN
CRIMES FROM OLD INDIA – Part 6
The parcel murder and other mysteries
UNLUCKY FOR SOME
Will-he-won’t he Death Row saga