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True Crime July 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN…
GUARDING THE ENEMIES OF THE KRAYS
The inside story of the Krays’ bid to silence their enemies by any means at their disposal, told by undercover cop Jo Lavery
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: “SEVEN REASONS WHY MY HUSBAND SHOULDN’T BE HANGED”
The murder of Hampshire teenager John Thompson on Field Meadow outside Alton shocked local people. Could they be sure, though, that the suspect who ended up in the dock was actually the 15-year-old’s killer?
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART SEVEN: “THE SADDEST STORY I HAVE EVER HEARD”
Sir Edward Marshall Hall came to the defence of foreigners and Brits alike during his First World War days in court. Could he save a girl from hard labour and deportation?
FROM THE USA…
TERRIBLE HUMAN COST OF SEX PERVERT’S MURDER SPREE
For years Kenneth Rasmuson, a violent sexual predator, evaded justice for the murders of two young boys in California. DNA evidence finally put him in the frame but the lives of the victims’ relatives were never the same again
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: LOUISE WAS McGURN’S ALIBI
Louise May Rolfe had been a theatrical performer at a haunt frequented by the Capone gang. So was she putting on an act when she told cops that Jack “Machine-Gun” McGurn was with her when the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place?
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: DID THEY EXECUTE A SAINT?
He was sentenced to death for the murder of police officer Jean Vergne. But Jacques Fesch’s religious conversion and profound regret about his crime made a case for beatification
HUSBAND “PUSHED PREGNANT WIFE OFF CLIFF TOP”
Semra Aysal appeared to be happy in the photographs taken by her husband Hakan from the cliff tops above Butterfly Valley in Fethiye. Tragically there would be no more sightseeing for the 32-year-old from Izmir that day, or ever again…
ASK TC: MURDER IN THE HEAT OF PASSION
When 16-year-old Gaetane Bouchard went missing from the Canadian city of Edmundston, her family feared the worst. Could a young American she had dated help the police with their enquiries?
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