True Crime November 2011

True Crime November 2011

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This month sees the centenary of the birth of Harry Allen, Britain’s last public hangman

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CASES FROM BRITAIN…

ASK TRUE CRIME: MYRA HINDLEY – SADISTIC KILLER OR INNOCENT SLAVE?
On the anniversary of Myra Hindley’s death a reader from Ashford asks if she willingly participated in the series of shocking crimes

BRITAIN’S MAJOR MURDER CASES: “MUST DICKMAN BE HANGED?”
“No! No! No! Wire the Home Secretary at once and wash your hands of complicity in a legal crime!” the handbills distributed by the convicted killer’s supporters proclaimed. But would they save him from the gallows?

PART 1 – HARRY ALLEN’S CENTENARY CASEBOOK: SEX LED JOHN TO THE GALLOWS This month sees the centenary of the birth of Harry Allen, Britain’s last public hangman. In this new series we mark the occasion by investigating 12 of the less well known executions in which he participated, beginning with a murder from war-torn London

AUTUMN OF TERROR
Few crimes in history have received such worldwide notoriety as the Jack the Ripper murders in London’s East End in the 1880s. Even Queen Victoria, in her widowed seclusion at Windsor, apparently took a lively interest in the events…

…AND FROM THE USA…

“THEY SHOULD HAVE HANGED HIM OUTSIDE CITY HALL”
“I don’t mean this in a gruesome way, but if they want to make the death penalty a deterrent, up in front of city hall they’ve got all these beautiful trees…”

RUBY’S DEADLY SECRET
It seemed like a complete accident as the thunderous freight train hit the man and dragged him along the railway track. Then the sheriff noticed that the victim had clean shoes

…AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

JUSTICE AT LAST FOR LINDSAY: LIFE FOR JAPAN’S BODY-IN-THE-BATH MURDERER After a Japanese sex fiend raped and murdered a British teacher, he buried her in a bath filled with sand and put it on his balcony to make it look like a window box. But he shook with fear when his grovelling courtroom apology failed to convince the victim’s family

MURDER OF THE BRIDE
It could have been a page from a wedding magazine: the bride looked gorgeous in her dress, the groom immaculate, the guests feasting and partying in a picturesque Brazilian hotel. But a crime that would horrify the whole country was waiting to explode on the scene

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