The death trail of the Costa killer. The man who didn’t turn up for the St. Valentine’s day massacre.
True Detective March 2006
In many murder cases a jury bringing in a verdict of guilty usually recommends clemency for a female prisoner. For Annie Walshe in The Last Woman Hanged In Ireland. There was no such plea. As far as the jurors in her cases were concerned, she deserved to be put to death. It was her treachery that doomed her. Had she not turned on her co-defendant – and lover – in an attempt to gain maximum profit from an innocent man’s death, then leniency would no doubt have been shown. By her greed and duplicity, it seems, she lost all hope of compassion from the jury. But as always, let’s hear your opinions on the history-making case from 1920’s Ireland.
Twenty-one years after the rape-murder of Teresa Anne Hightower in her Sacramento, California, flat her killer was finally brought to justice. How could the beast who murdered her have roamed the streets for so long? Liz Grevemberg can answer that, and does. "We’d been married a couple of years when I knew he had a violent temper," she says of her husband. "He came home covered in blood and I helped him dispose of the knife. I had to. He told me if I didn’t help him I’d end up like the girl he’d stabbed. I didn’t have a choice. He was a monster."
Finally, as you have probably already noticed, your copy of True Detective came with an audio CD on the cover. It features the famous Flush Hall murder performed by Basil Abbott and is the first of many such free gifts.
TD’S CRIME PHOTOS/COMPETITION
DEATH TRAIL OF THE COSTA KILLER
PRISON FOR MUM WHO HAD SEX WITH BOY, 8
THE MAN WHO DIDN’T TURN UP FOR THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
SNUFF MOVIE FAN BECAME CHAINSAW KILLER
IRELAND’S LADY KILLERS PART 4:
The Last Woman Hanged In Ireland
"SHE’S GOT MORE BALLS THAN MY MOBSTERS"
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Abereen’s strange Case Of the Limping Man
WORLWIDE CASEBOOK OF HANGINGS
GLADIATOR GAMES AND FAMILY’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
THE VITAL CLUE PART 4:
How An Obsession With Solved Two Murders
WIFE HID MURDER SECRET FOR 21 YEARS
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT:
The Flush Hall Murder