She was physically and psychologically terrified of him. He was a body-builder, a policeman and a bully – and she was sure that he had killed his first wife.
True Detective February 2006
She was physically and psychologically terrified of him.
He was a body-builder, a policeman and a bully – and she was sure that he had killed his first wife. What chance did Donna Yaklich have to defend herself against him, to rid herself of him once and for all after seven years of marriage? She was physically inferior and emotionally cowed – so she hired two men to do it for her. This was the detail which reduced her claim of being a battered wife to dust – but what do you think? Should Donna have been sentenced to 40 years? And is the decision to release her – particularly in view of the fact the one of the hit-men is still in prison?
Another controversial case which hit the headlines in America for weeks is Massacre Of The Deer Hunters, which contains all the ingredients of a gripping film – a stunning backdrop, a group of friends, an outsider, a shared political history between the two camps and a misunderstanding that resulted in murder.
The old lady tottered along Dublin’s Botanic Avenue towards the church of Our Lady of the Seven Dolours. This was her church; the place of her daily pilgrimage. Although it was summer, widow Mary Gibbons pulled her coat around her. At her age she felt cold even through the heat, as death comes at the end of life. And for Mary, settling down in a pew near altar, death in the form of a hammer-wielding murderess was not far away…Part 3 in the gripping series:Ireland’s Lady Killers.
Senior Citizen Hired Hit-Man To Murder
I HAD TO HAVE DENNIS KILLED
MURDER BENEATH THE ALTAR
RIDDLES OF CRIME PART 7:
Did A Hit-Man Call On Suzie?
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT:
IF BOB MURDERED HIS WIFE..WHO HAD SEX WITH HER?
MASSACRE OF THE DEER HUNTERS
IRELAND’S CLASSIC CASE OF PASSION AND POISON
THE VITAL CLUE PART 3:
How Old-Fashioned Detective Work Solved A Murder
WORLDWIDE CASEBOOK OF HANGINGS
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Camberwell’s Cold Blooded Sash Weight Killer