True Crime May 2018

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

ASK TRUE CRIME: WAS THIS JACK THE RIPPER’S FIRST VICTIM?
Prostitute Emma Smith was brutalised and beaten up in Whitechapel in the “Ripper year” of 1888. Senior police officers became convinced that her slaying was the beginning of Jack’s reign of terror.

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: MURDER ON THE BRIGHTON LINE
When a bloodied passenger got off the train claiming to have been attacked, police believed him. Then they found a body on the line and their passenger vanished…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: “MUM’S BODY FELL OUT OF THE CUPBOARD”
How a Sussex child’s nightmare led police to expose her love-cheat father as a brutal killer.

THEY MET ON THE GALLOWS: PORT TALBOT’S WEEK OF MURDER
Port Talbot was basking in sunshine in June 1949. But the South Wales town would remember the month for the murder of two girls rather than the weather.

FROM THE USA…

VERSACE GUNNED DOWN BY A ONE-MAN KILLING MACHINE
The full story of Gianni Versace’s Miami shooting and serial killer Andrew Cunanan’s trail of terror.

WHY HE SHOT HIS WIFE, DOGS – AND THE PARROT
Alabama husband Robin Penton had a violent temper. Tragically, his animal-lover wife Colleen and her pets would suffer the consequences.

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE MAN WHO RUBBED OUT DUTCH SCHULTZ
Whenever anyone stepped out of line, the cry among underworld bosses was, “Get me Workman!” Charlie’s appetite for the job appeared unlimited…

…AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: BLACK WIDOW TRADED SEX FOR A SLOW DEATH
Patricia Dagorn arrived broke on the French Riviera – but she had a deadly plan for boosting her income…

SOUTH AFRICA’S SUPERCOP: “YOU’RE MY HERO,” KILLER TOLD DETECTIVE
Seven-year-old Sheldean Human was missing and feared dead. Cops had a suspect but it took the great detective Piet Byleveld to bring out a confession.

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