True Crime October 2019

True Crime October 2019

£3.50

Mary Bell was the neglected young girl who strangled to death two little boys near her home in the north-east. Was the abusive home life she suffered the trigger for her cruel deeds?

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES:
MARY BELL AND THE CHILD MURDERS THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
She was the neglected and cunning 10-year-old who brutally murdered two little boys near her home in the north-east of England. Her actions demonstrated her lack of feeling – and breathtaking cruelty

TRAITORS AND SPIES…AND HOW THEY DIED – PART 2
Second part of our feature recalling the case histories of 32 traitors and spies executed in the UK since 1914

REPRIEVED! PART FOUR
More than 1,500 people were sentenced to death in the 20th century before the abolition of capital punishment, but not all of them went to the gallows

ASK TC: THE CHESHIRE SACK MURDER
Southport credit draper Harry Baker had been unusually depressed before he vanished in June 1958. When his battered dead body was found hidden in two potato sacks nearly three weeks later, a huge murder hunt got under way

HANGED A HUNDRED YEARS AGO:
LUCY WAS BOUND, GAGGED AND PARCELLED UP IN A SHEET

It was a shocking London murder: victim Lucy Nightingale was found bound and gagged, her legs doubled and tied to her hands behind her back. Seven pieces of cloth had been tied round her face. Finger marks on her neck indicated strangulation

FROM THE USA…

88 DAYS OF TERROR
How brave Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs survived a terrible ordeal at the hands of an abductor who had killed her parents

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL:
“THE MAN WHO DODGED BULLETS”

Giuseppe “Joe the Boss” Masseria, the killer of more than 100 rival gangsters and head of the dreaded Unione Siciliana, was New York’s principal “public enemy.” But he’d long been living on borrowed time…

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY:
WHO DECAPITATED MARCELLE WITH AN ELECTRIC SAW?

A post-mortem revealed that Marcelle Nicolas, the young nurse from Brittany, had been savagely murdered on the island of Corsica in the summer of 1979. Fractures and lesions showed she had been badly beaten before her killer removed her head using an electric saw. The decapitation was described by a pathologist as “quasi-professional”

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