True Crime March 2011

True Crime March 2011

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Two family massacres only a few miles apart. Two self-made men prepared to destroy everything that they loved rather than face failure

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CASES FROM BRITAIN…

SIX DIE IN SHROPSHIRE’S FAMILY TRAGEDIES
Two family massacres only a few miles apart. Two self-made men prepared to destroy everything that they loved rather than face failure

UNTOLD TALES FROM THE SCAFFOLD PART 8: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THE FIRST PRIVATE EXECUTION IN ENGLAND
Ironically, the first man to benefit from a dignified death was an ardent fan of the sensationalised penny- dreadfuls

MURDER IN HOLLOWAY
A reader’s enquiry via the True Crime Library website regarding the murder of a relative in London in 1928

BRITAIN’S MAJOR MURDER CASES: PERVERTED COUPLE’S SEX GAMES LED TO MURDER
A picture began to emerge that became increasingly disturbing. People who lived nearby told of seeing large numbers of young children visiting a certain house night after night…

FATAL RENDEZVOUS AT THE RAILWAY INN
“I swear that my husband did the deed that brought me to my present condition,” the dying victim said. “I recollect him doing it. He was behind me at the time”

…AND FROM THE USA…

TWENTY THOUSAND CAME TO SEE FLORENCE THE HANGWOMAN
It was only a rumour but it was a strong one and was not to be ignored. It said that Sheriff Florence Thompson was about to make history by becoming America’s first hangwoman

CLINIC OF DEATH – OR POOR PEOPLE’S CHAMPION?
If the prosecution was right, when patients went to the Schneider clinic they did not have their pain relieved – they went there to die…

ALCATRAZ PART 9: THE ROCK’S RACKETEERS
Irrespective of an inmate’s reputation, Alcatraz was still America’s harshest prison where a prisoner could get 11 months’ “solitary” for the slightest infringement of the rules

ASK TRUE CRIME: WAS HE THE WRONG VICTIM?
An American reader has recalled the story of Ralph Plant. Further research has unearthed the full story, and it leaves a big question- mark over his guilt