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True Crime March 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: WHY MARJORIE HAD HER HUSBAND MURDERED
Leslie Hutchinson’s violent death at a lovers’ lane in Hessle, Hull, could well have been put down to a tragic motorcycle accident. But there was one sign that this was anything but an accident: the buckled belt tied tightly around the 40-year-old welder and kennel owner’s neck
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: “GOD KNOWS THAT I’M INNOCENT” – BUT WAS HE REALLY?
Twelve-year-old Betty Smith’s strangled body was found at the bottom of an air-shaft on the Shropshire Union canal in July 1953. And suspicion would soon fall upon the father of one of her friends
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART THREE – HIS GREATEST CASE
Who killed Emily “Phyllis” Dimmock? Police believed 28-year-old artist Robert Wood was responsible for the September 1907 Camden Town Murder. Could Sir Edward Marshall Hall save him from the gallows?
ASK TC: WHO KILLED DORA ON GREAT YARMOUTH BEACH?
Her name was immortalised in the song “Good-bye Dolly Gray”– and several men falsely claimed they had killed her. Unsolved classic, requested by a reader
FROM THE USA…
AFTER 46 YEARS – JODY’S KILLER GOT CARELESS
Jody Loomis, a student with a passion for horse-riding, was just 20 years old when she was raped and murdered in August 1972. And for nearly half a century her killer managed to evade justice. Advances in DNA technology – and his own curiosity about an unsolved murder – finally helped bring him to trial
JUSTICE FOR NORMA TOOK 10 YEARS TO ARRIVE
The brutal 2010 murder of 17-year-old Norma Lopez, which shocked the whole of Moreno Valley, California
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: HOW MANY VICTIMS FOR CHICAGO’S MAD DOG KILLER?
The taste of blood was something that exhilarated ruthless Frank “Mad Dog” McErlane. No wonder cops believed he’d fixed a one-way ride for his would-be assassins
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: THE DEMON IN THE FOREST
Busy dad Gaston Demarle had dropped his children Lucien and Pierette off near the child-minder’s house – and assumed they had arrived safely. He was wrong…
NEWS & VIEWS
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