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True Crime October 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: TERROR OF THE NAZI NAIL-BOMBER
How London’s black, Asian and gay communities were targeted by a heartless criminal determined to start a race war across the country
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: WHO WOULD BELIEVE THE IRISHMAN’S STORY OF MURDER?
Friends knew that Martin Coffey was always telling tales as a way of getting himself in the limelight. Police knew him as a thief and burglar but was he really a killer, too?
SHE LOCKED HER LOVER IN A BURNING CUPBOARD
Julie Dixon told emergency services that she and her boyfriend David Twigg had been attacked by intruders at the joiner’s workshop in Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire. But something didn’t add up
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART 10: WHY PARISIAN BEAUTY MURDERED HER EGYPTIAN PRINCE
There was no doubt that Marguerite Fahmy was a killer, and that her husband Prince Ali Fahmy Bey was her victim. But did she deserve to go to the gallows for his murder? When Edward Marshall Hall heard her story he had no doubt that death by shooting was the least the Prince deserved…
FROM THE USA…
“HE MURDERED HIS PARENTS TO PAY FOR A BOOB JOB”
Californian Brandon Pettit suffered from Asperger’s and when his parents were murdered and he showed little reaction or empathy, the unfamiliar cops immediately flagged him as a suspect…
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: THE BEST-CONNECTED GANGSTER IN CHICAGO
The rise and violent fall of Chicago mobster and Al Capone associate Gus Winkeler
“I WAS AN INNOCENT MAN ON DEATH ROW”
How Crosley Green was finally freed after spending 30 years behind bars for a murder in Florida he didn’t commit
ASK TC: POSH BOYS WENT OUT TO KIDNAP AND KILL…FOR THE THRILL OF IT
Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold wanted to commit the perfect crime. The wealthy teens considered themselves to be supermen – and they weren’t even too bothered who their victim was…
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: WHEN THE FINAL HEAD ROLLED
It’s 40 years since France abandoned the death penalty and consigned the guillotine to history. To mark the anniversary, TC looks at the case of the last man to be executed in France – and the facts behind the nation’s capital punishment