Dorset has had its share of memorable murders over the years but none, perhaps, as oddly savage as that committed by obsessive killer Danilo Restivo…
True Detective June 2019
Maria Marten lived a tragically short life, but in death the Suffolk peasant girl became famous across the land, murdered by her lover William Corder in the Red Barn in Polstead. The case caused a sensation in late-1820s Britain – and in plays, ballads and films long afterwards the murder story lived on. The case turned the village of Polstead into a popular tourist destination for years afterwards, until even the gravestone of the victim had been chipped away by souvenir hunters. In this month’s Questions & Answers – Murder In The Red Barn, we bring you a riveting, bumper account of the case. Don’t miss it.
More 19th-century killers feature in part six of Hanged At Liverpool, including the deadly Irish sisters Catherine Flanagan and Margaret Higgins. Like William Corder, decades earlier, these twisted siblings became infamous in their day. Poisoning for profit was a popular money-making scam and the cruel pair proved themselves adept at it, until the wheels of justice finally caught up with them.
Dorset has had its share of memorable murders over the years but none, perhaps, as oddly savage as that committed by obsessive killer Danilo Restivo. In Crimes That Made The Headlines – Bournemouth Horror Of The Hair Fetish Psycho, we look back on the deadly events in the town and in Restivo’s native Italy that will surely keep him under lock and key for the rest of his life. Two victims – Heather Barnett and Elisa Claps – died at Restivo’s hands. But, as we ask in our account, were there more victims?
Why Denise Married Her Husband’s Killer
Your Letters – More of your views
Crimes That Made The Headlines
Bournemouth Horror Of The Hair Fetish Psycho
America’s Most Evil
The “God” On Death Row
Hanged In Australia
“My Missus Has Killed Herself – While We Were In Bed”
Questions & Answers
Murder In The Red Barn
Fatal Return To The Emerald Isle
Hanged At Liverpool – Part 6
Torture, Murder, Pepperoni And Mozzarella