It was a case that attracted a huge outcry in America with public opinion firmly behind one terrified mother
True Detective June 2012
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It was a case that attracted a huge outcry in America with public opinion firmly behind one terrified mother. Her terror only intensified when a family court judge refused to alter the parenting plan. “I have to look at this case dispassionately,” decreed Judge Ponomarchuk. “Despite the serious history in this case, there is no current threat to these children. Would I want my own kids around Kristine Cushing? I would say no, but that’s an emotional reaction coming from a parent.” And the case that is causing so much controversy? “Are My Children Safe Living With A Mom Who Killed Her Kids?”
For Tommy it was all simple enough. He still loved her with the same intensity; she would be his first and only love for ever. But for Audree he was becoming too possessive. And wasn’t she too young, too carefree to be tied down for the rest of her life? The fire of love was dying within her. Nothing he could do would awaken the flames…See page 22 for this tragic case from 1950s Buckinghamshire – it is in response to a request from a reader in Ascot.
The teenager’s death had been written off as a tragic accident. A quarter of a century later, however, his friend came forward and told the police: “I killed him with a scaffold pole and stuffed his body down a drain.” This amazing cold case from the Midlands.
He was an indiscriminate killer who rose swiftly to become France’s Public Enemy No. 1, and whose ability to evade capture for so long was helped by inter-departmental rivalry in the Paris Police. Nicknamed “Monsieur Emile,” his speciality was holding-up people carrying funds in transit. Yet his wrath fell on innocent victims and gang members alike. “No one is safe from him…He is in love with murder.” Part 8 of our highly-acclaimed series Grisly Tales Of The Guillotine.
Politics and religion excepted, few things have inflamed Irish passions more violently than disputes about land, and in 1882 such a quarrel led to the last public execution at Limerick Prison. A Dying Declaration And A Drunken Jury form part 5 of our series Last Executions In Ireland.
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