True Crime May 2016

True Crime May 2016

£3.30

Major British murder trials – Peter became a serial killer…

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: WHEN MOTHER DIED PETER BECAME A SERIAL KILLER
For years men in north Wales had been victims of a sadistic attacker dressed in black. Then, in the mid-90s, the violence escalated to murder and mutilation…

ASK TRUE CRIME: THE CASE OF THE LITTLE FELLOW AND THE HANGING DOG
The brutal slaying of a reclusive spinster and her pet dog shocked the Lancashire town of Nelson. Full case report, requested by a reader

HANGED AT NEWGATE: MURDER ON TOTTENHAM MARSHES
When the body of 22-year-old factory worker Charlotte Cheeseman was found in a ditch on north London’s Tottenam Marshes, a murder hunt got under way. Soon her boyfriend George Woolfe became the prime suspect – but was he actually guilty?

HANGED AT NEWGATE: THE DEFINITIVE LIST
TC presents the complete list of 630 hangings at Newgate Prison from 1800 until its closure in 1902

FROM THE USA

THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER KILLERS
Missouri mother Diane Staudte hated her layabout husband Mark – and considered her semi-autistic son Shaun a “pest.” As for her jobless daughter Sarah, well she was a burden too. Soon Diane and her daughter Rachel had hatched a murderous plan to get rid of the troublesome trio…

FAYE AND RAY: THE OLDEST-EVER COUPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH
When swindler Ray Copeland met Faye Wilson, it looked like he might turn over a new leaf. In fact, he’d found the perfect partner in crime. And when Missouri farm helpers started disappearing, the law would finally uncover the most shocking of all cons…

GRANDMOTHER MURDERED BY CHILLI AND SODA
The judge at the trial of Shelby Lyn Adams was almost speechless. He’d never met a case of a granddaughter poisoning her grandmother

…AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

NEW SERIES: THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-MEN: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE EIFFEL TOWER
Bohemian-born crook Robert Miller, alias Count Victor Lustig, grew up determined never to do an honest day’s work. Money-making machines, counterfeiting – and even national monuments – helped him to riches on both sides of the Atlantic

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