True Crime September 2018

True Crime September 2018

£3.50

The death of teenage wife Elizabeth Ann Sharpe was horrific but her killer’s demise at the hands of the executioner…

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: TWO DEAD IN STATELY HOME – THE SHOOTING OF LADY DERBY
A night of horror at Knowsley Hall, Merseyside, when a gun-crazy footman turned double-killer.

THEY MET ON THE GALLOWS: LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN MURDER
Pong Lun was addicted to gambling – but when a night of Mah-jong ended with him killing a fellow-Chinese man, his number would soon be up.

WHEN AN ENGLISH HANGMAN TRAVELLED TO FRANCE TO HANG AN AMERICAN RAPIST
US Private Clarence Whitfield invaded France on D-Day but his actions afterwards were anything but heroic…

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: SUNDERLAND’S “BODY ON THE LINE” HORROR
The death of teenage wife Elizabeth Ann Sharpe was horrific but her killer’s demise at the hands of the executioner would prove equally shocking.

FROM THE USA...

AMERICAN PSYCHO – “I JUST ENJOY KILLING…SIMPLE AS THAT”
Self-styled sociopath Timothy Wilsey described a craving to kill when he wrote down how he strangled victim Rhianda Dillard.

FLYING HIGH – THE HUSBAND WHO GOT AWAY WITH MURDER FOR 30 YEARS
Wisconsin mother and flight instructor Jean Zapata vanished in 1978 – and three decades would pass by before the mystery of what happened to her was finally solved.

ASK TC: WHY MELANIE KILLED AND CUT UP HER HUSBAND
Women who kill don’t usually dismember and dispose of the body of their victim with such cool precision. The sensational case of Melanie McGuire, requested by a reader.

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: BLOODY DEMISE OF GANGLAND’S CASINO KING
Known to the underworld as “The Brain,” Arnold Rothstein had his fingers in many pies – most of them illegal.

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: HOW THEY CAUGHT THE VERSAILLES STRANGLER
He cared deeply for his children and doted on their mother, but Guy Trébert couldn’t stop himself from attacking other women…

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