True Crime September 2014

True Crime September 2014

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What makes wives, mothers, sisters and girlfriends kill? How do we reconcile the grotesque violence of murder with the gentler sex?

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FROM BRITAIN…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: HOW SCHOOLFRIENDS BECAME THREE-TIME KILLERS
The pair’s deadly friendship began in the playground at the school where both were 11-year-old pupils. It ended 30 years, three murders and numerous rapes later when John Duffy, jailed in 1988 for his part in the crimes, told an Old Bailey jury that his old school pal David Mulcahy was his accomplice…

BOY GUNMAN KILLS POLICEMAN
Edwin Finlay appeared to be an unasssuming bank clerk. But the Glasgow lad had bigger plans for getting rich quickly – and he’d armed himself against those who might stand in his way…

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE, OLD ENOUGH TO HANG: THE SCREAMS FROM BENNISON STREET
A 12-year-old girl from Yorkshire was found dead, her throat slashed. But the day before the condemned man’s execution, while he waited for the hangmen to arrive, James Clarkson wrote a note saying he had nothing to do with the crime…

HE MURDERED AGAIN TO GET BACK TO BROADMOOR
Others might dream of spending their retirement in luxury hotels but 61-year-old Leslie Goodall had an altogether different aspiration. He wanted to spend his last years in Broadmoor. All he had to do to get his return ticket was to kill somebody else…

…AND FROM AMERICA

WOMEN EXECUTED: PART ONE OF A NEW SERIES
What makes wives, mothers, sisters and girlfriends kill? How do we reconcile the grotesque violence of murder with the gentler sex? In this new series we examine the cases of the 53 women lawfully executed in the US between 1903 and 2014 – and discover a panoply of horror, cruelty, guile, and astonishing bravery…

YEARS IN PRISON FOR AN INNOCENT MAN
Kash Register from LA spent decades behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. Read the full story of how the lies and systemic failings of police and prosecution that kept him behind bars were overcome…

ASK TRUE CRIME: DID THE DOCTOR MURDER MARILYN?
The colourful case of a US doctor-turned-wrestler whose medical career was ruined after he was accused of killing his wife…

TRUE CRIMES OF DAYS GONE BY: THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED HOLLYWOOD
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of the biggest film stars of the “Roaring 20s” – and one of the first to fall as the newspapers of the day realised that sleazy celebrity stories sold copies, whether they were true or not.