THE SINATRA KIDNAPPER DID IT HIS WAY "Keep your trap shut for ten minutes or we’ll kill him,"
True Crime September 1999
THE SINATRA KIDNAPPER DID IT HIS WAY
"Keep your trap shut for ten minutes or we’ll kill him," the man threatened. "We mean business. If we’re caught before we get to Sacramento this mean is dead"
"I COULD HEAR HIM MAKING LOVE TO MY WIFE"
For years Irene and her two male lodgers lived together in her home overlooking the Fowey estuary. Then her husband returned from the Royal Marines – for good…
THE FAIR DEVILS OF KERRY
The husband-killing epidemic in Ireland in the 1830s. Bridget Brennan’s evil scheme
"CUT THE ALARM OR I’LL KILL YOU"
This was the biggest bank heist in the history of San Antonio, Texas. The robber followed two women cashiers into the vault and got away with over $230,000
LEGEND HAS IT…JUDGE JEFFREYS & THE BLOODY ASSIZES
It is a quirk of human nature that many love having someone to hate – preferably someone in authority; and better still, somebody sitting in judgment on others, imposing harsh penalties. In his role as a 17th century Lord Chief Justice at a time of brutal punishments, Judge Jeffreys fits the bill admirably.
"A MURDER THAT MAKES YOU SCREAM UNTIL YOUR SKIN CRAWLS"
They met on the internet – the paedophile and the youth who since the age of three had been programmed to kill
Richard Johnston takes a fresh look at the case of Charlotte Bryant and asks whether the error in the forensic evidence given during her trial means that the case represents a miscarriage of justice
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
The Blevins gang, notorious cattle rustlers.
HOW THE JIMMY RYCE CASE CHANGED THE LAW IN AMERICA
A petition with half a million signatures went all the way to President Clinton, forcing an order permitting the posting of missing children in government buildings…
THE ECHO OF EVIL
She had a languorous beauty and an abundant charm. Louise Peete commanded great loyalty from her husbands, and could talk her way into people’s lives – but anyone who crossed her path was in mortal danger…