True Crime November 2016

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

LAWYER’S WIFE STABBED HIM TO DEATH WHEN HE LOST HIS JOB
David Edwards hoped he’d found happiness when he wed mother-of-four Sharon. But their short marriage came to an abrupt end – in the most horrific fashion

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: BRISTOL’S “MAD IMPULSE” KILLER
When the bludgeoned and strangled body of 65-year-old widow Ethel Worth was discovered in her Horfield home, a hunt was launched for the killer. But would the mild-mannered suspect end up on the gallows?

FROM THE USA…

SHOULD LACEY SERVE 20 YEARS FOR KILLING HER SON?
Lacey Spears craved attention – and her sick son Garnett was the goose that laid the golden egg. She portrayed herself as caring – but when he died the story got much more sinister

ASK TRUE CRIME: “I’M EAGER TO GET TO DEATH ROW”
The case of Brandon Wilson, the child-killer who asked the court at his trial to sentence him to death. “You should do everything in your power to get rid of me, through execution,” he told jurors in California

FROM THE X-FILES OF MURDER: DEATH ON WHEELS
The state of Mississippi had opted to execute condemned prisoners in the electric chair. But none of the counties wanted to house it. Bring on the portable version…

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-MEN: THE IBM COMPUTER FRAUD OF 1942
New York City seemed like the perfect place for Canadian ex-con Ralph Wilby to start again under a new identity. But the William T. Knott Management Co.’s cheque-writing machine proved irresistible to him – and before long he was on his way to an illicit fortune

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: DEATH TO THE IRISH FLORIST
He was the crown prince of Chicago gangland, killing with casual indifference, defying Al Capone and double-crossing the Syndicate. But Dion O’Banion was living on borrowed time…

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: WAS BLACK MARIE THE KINDEST-EVER KILLER?
Marie Besnard was the key player in three courtroom dramas. So was the arsenic that dispatched her 12 “victims” administered by her or was it in the cemetery soil?

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