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True Crime September 2021
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: KENT VILLAGE MURDERS PUT ONE MAN ON THE GALLOWS
It’s 60 years this month since the last hanging in a London prison. Now True Crime brings you the full story of how a secret love affair in a Kent village ended in double-murder and a historic execution
ASK TC: MURDER AT THE NAAFI
Wartime – and in the streets of sleepy Dorchester five gunshots were heard. Shortly afterwards, a young soldier returned to his hut, his face bleeding profusely, and blurted out that he’d tried to break into the NAAFI canteen – and he thought he’d shot a man and killed him…
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: OXFORD’S HORRIFIC CHISEL MURDER
In the Oxford sitting-room lay the savagely slain body of 54-year-old widow Anne Louisa Kempson. A wide stab wound below her left ear went right through her throat to the spinal cord. A man would die for the crime – but was he the right man?
THE DEFENCE RESTS, PART NINE: “I HOPE BOTH MEN SWING FOR IT”
Sir Edward Marshall Hall defends an unpopular solicitor charged with his wife’s murder – and fails to keep two brutal killers from the gallows
FROM THE USA…
“IT WAS THE DOG THAT DID IT”
“I’m so sorry…I need to tell you that the dog turned savage on Ray and tore his throat out,” sobbed Dani Green. So why was husband Ray’s bullet-riddled body found concealed in a toolbox?
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: HOW THE FEDS CAUGHT CAPONE
He could have been tried for murder, rackets, vice, prohibition and gambling crimes, but the evidence was as slippery as the man himself. So they settled for something safer and simpler: income tax evasion
WAS IT MURDER BY MOVIE STAR?
100 years ago Hollywood was already big business – and when an innocent woman died in mysterious circumstances the newspapers realised that sleazy celebrity stories sold copies whether they were true or not. In the frenzy to claim a movie-star scalp, the victim was all but forgotten
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: HOW MANY VICTIMS FOR FRANCE’S SHADOW KILLER?
For seven years a factory worker terrorised a French industrial community, killing possibly eight people, always in darkness and without reason…
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