A man walked in off the street to confess his part in a murder, but who somehow found himself charged with a totally disconnected triple slaying
True Detective February 1992
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“Up with he lark and to bed with a Wren” ran the wartime quip. It was an optimistic male fantasy, often backed up with the collusion of the type of woman who preferred to think of herself as a “nice girl”. Certainly, the knowledge that each day might be her last made many girls more likely to indulge in casual sex – but the myth was far more powerful than the reality. That was why Icelandic seaman Bragi Brynjolfsson thought he could get away with the rape murder of a pretty ATS girl in Bournemouth in 1945.
There are many “good reasons” for murder – one of them is the prenuptial agreement which excludes a spouse from a wealthier partner’s money in case of divorce. How is a cast-off wife to maintain an easy lifestyle when she wants to move on? Read our story by Turk Ryder, and discover how the Ice Woman’s diabolical plot was uncovered.
Lord Denning, in the wake of recriminations against the police, has finally concurred that the police are not always saintly. In November last year, shortly before the former Master of the Rolls spoke up, documents were released by Scotland Yard alleging corruption in high places – although it came 50 years after the events.
The feature goes very nicely with the story – one might say the miraculous story – of a man who walked in off the street to confess his part in a murder, but who somehow found himself charged with a totally disconnected triple slaying. There’s more to the story than meets the eye.