True Crime November 2015

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FROM BRITAIN…

“GOODBYE – I’VE DONE SOMETHING BAD”
When three dead bodies were discovered in an Oxfordshire council house, police launched a hunt for the household’s fourth member. He was 21-year-old Jed Allen – obsessed with the X-Men comic book character Wolverine and about to send a final message to friends…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: NICOLA’S LAST RIDE WITH THE LETHAL MR. X
September 16th, 1970, was meant to be a red-letter day for 20-year-old secretary Nicola Brazier. But when she vanished and was found shot dead, suspicions grew that her killer was a deadly hitchhiker…

“I PUT HIM OUT OF HIS AGONY”
Percy and Alice Baker had moved to the Yorkshire Moors hoping for a long and enjoyable retirement. But when they vanished and were found dead and buried on the moor the young man suspected of a double-murder insisted he had acted out of mercy…

HANGED AT NEWGATE: CURSED BY THE KENTISH TOWN KILLER
“May the curse of God be upon you night and day, both in this world and the next!” cried the prisoner in the Old Bailey dock after he’d been sentenced to death for a ferocious killing for nothing more than a bundle of washing…

ASK TRUE CRIME: GALLOWS FOR THE NORTH SHIELDS STRANGLER
When single mother Mary Longhurst met an old schoolfriend, romance blossomed. But the whirlwind courtship was destined to end in tragedy when her labourer lover became her stalker…

FROM AMERICA…

FREED AFTER 22 YEARS ON DEATH ROW
Two years after a US Court of Appeals threw out her conviction and death sentence for killing her four-year-old son, Debra Milke is finally free. TC reviews this controversial case – and the events which have resulted in the ending of her “living nightmare”

TRUE CRIMES OF DAYS GONE BY: TWISTED SEX WAS KEY TO SOCIETY MURDER
“If he’s good enough for my dad, he’s good enough for me,” said Patricia Burton when she bedded her father’s bisexual lover. In this bizarre merry-go-round of twisted sex among New York’s smart set anything was likely to happen…

…AND FROM RUSSIA

THE GASMAN WAS AN AXE-KILLER
The story of Vladimir Ionesyan, who posed as a gasman and embarked on a horrific killing spree in 60s Moscow

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