True Crime May 2022

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Highlights this issue include:

CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: SNUFF MOVIE FAN BECAME A CHAINSAW KILLER
Police suspected that Edward Simmons had killed his friend Alex Brown. And when officers found a vast collection of disturbing videos and DVDs, including some of dismemberment, it seemed certain that the victim had reached a grisly end…

MURDER UNDER COVER OF WAR: THE BODIES IN ROUGH WOOD
Schoolgirls Doreen Hearne and Kathleen Trendle left school for the day but never made it home. They had taken a lift with a soldier in an army vehicle…

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: DID THEY HANG THE RIGHT MAN FOR NELLIE’S SLAYING?
Frank Land had a turbulent relationship with his lover Nellie in Rochdale, Lancashire. When she was found with her throat cut, police thought he was the killer. But was he?

MURDER AT BLENHEIM PALACE
How a missing tar brush led to murder in the grounds of the famous stately home in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

ASK TC: COULD ELENA’S KILLER STILL BE CAUGHT?
She was found stabbed to death in her Hoxton flat in the summer of 1988. Her murder remains unsolved but hope remains that Elena Dimitri’s killer will one day be brought to justice

FROM THE USA…
IT TOOK FIVE TRIALS TO CONVICT VETERAN COP OF MURDER
Shannon Kepler had made his daughter homeless by throwing her out of the family home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And when she was befriended by a kindly fellow-teen, the veteran cop took swift, deadly action. Getting justice for Jeremy Lake proved to be a much slower process

FLORIDA’S SCREWDRIVER KILLER
How forensic science helped to nail the evil killer of Fort Lauderdale church-goer Dawnia Dacosta

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: GANGSTER WHO WANTED TO BE ANOTHER CAPONE
When former detective John McLaughlin threw a rowdy guest out of Toledo’s Park Lane Hotel, he signed his own death warrant…

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: “YOUR LOVER – OR OUR CHILDREN – MUST DIE”
After finding out about his wife’s infidelity, chemist Marin Fenayrou delivered a terrible ultimatum

NEWS & VIEWS
Comment, Chronicles Of Crime, Movie Quiz

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