Feelings in the town of Sligo ran high against the Italian ice cream seller who was said to have led an innocent Irish girl astray
True Detective August 2009
Feelings in the town of Sligo ran high against the Italian ice cream seller who was said to have led an innocent Irish girl astray. But a jury and, more importantly, a judge in Dublin had little sympathy for the teenage murderess who’d stood in the dock with her new-born baby in her arms and pleaded not guilty. “I didn’t do it, my lord,” she screamed when sentence was pronounced. “Don’t hang me, I have a little child.” Would Jane Reynolds be the first teenager to hang in Britain or Ireland for 26 years?
In this month’s Questions & Answers we report on the murder of farmer Timothy Power near the village of Newtownbarry, County Wexford. His killer was executed on a new mobile gibbet mounted on an iron platform outside Wexford Prison. It proved to be the last public execution in the south of Ireland and our account of the case follows an interesting letter from regular reader William Casey in Dublin.
No one has ever been charged with the murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey in the basement of the family home in 1996. Now, 13 years later, in an attempt to atone for a botched investigation, investigators want her body dug up.
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Was Dolina Terrified To Death?
Classic Irish Murder Cases
Part 2: “Don’t Hang Me, I Have A Little Child”
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Whatever Happened To JonBenét?
Murder In The Village Part 9: Death On Wortham Green
Readers’ Jury He Fought The Gangsters
Questions & Answers: The Last Public Execution In The South Of Ireland
Hanged At Strangeways
Part 3 Execution USA
Murder On The Road To Horsham
America’s Most Evil Part 3: The Beauty Queen Killer
The Spilsbury Secrets Part 4
The World’s Worst Killers
Rita Hayworth And The Road Sweeper