True Crime May 2021

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Highlights this issue include:

CASES FROM BRITAIN…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: DEATH AND THE CAMDEN RIPPER
Unknown to police, he had murdered one vulnerable woman before he was let out of a mental institution. Then Anthony Hardy was free to commit two further despicable killings

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: DEATH SENTENCE FOR HEREFORD’S “WIFE-KILLER” SOLICITOR
Widowed solicitor Major Herbert Armstrong had a fine reputation in the Herefordshire village of Cusop – until he was arrested over the attempted murder of a professional rival by arsenic poisoning…

THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART FIVE
How the brilliant defence barrister Sir Edward Marshall Hall saved two more accused murderers from the gallows

TWO SHOPKEEPERS SLAIN…
In 1960, two shopkeepers were beaten to death within the space of three months. Two killers were found guilty and sentenced to death, but only one would go to the gallows

ASK TC: MURDER AT THE GATEWAY
A horrific murder-robbery on the beautiful Seaforde Estate in County Down, Northern Ireland, led to what proved to be the last execution at Downpatrick – 150 years ago

FROM THE USA…
CHRISTINE WAS BURIED UNDER HER OWN BACK YARD
According to Robert Jarrett, his wife Christine had run off with a lover to start a new life after withdrawing her savings, abandoning her two boys in the process. Years would pass before the grim truth was revealed

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE PURPLE GANG AND THE COLLINGWOOD MASSACRE
When you’re thrown out of Chicago by Al Capone, where do you go? The Third Avenue Terrors, as they called themselves, chose Detroit but it proved to be a fatal mistake

TRAGIC END TO KRISTI’S HOLLYWOOD DREAM OF STARDOM
Kristi Johnson had worked as a production assistant for the star actress Sandra Bullock and was hoping to make it big on the silver screen herself. She hoped a meeting with a film agent and photographer would put her on the road to stardom…

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: DEATH WISH OF A PARISIAN PLAYBOY
Georges Gauchet had squandered his inheritance on women and drugs. But a deadly raid on a jeweller’s shop was anything but the right solution

NEWS & VIEWS
Comment, Chronicles Of Crime

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