Is The Real Yorkshire Ripper Still Free? The Watch, The Chain & The Fit-up
True Detective May 2002
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The Watch, The Chain And The Fit-up recalls the extraordinary life-story of Jimmy O’Connor, a convicted murderer who was within 48 hours of the hangman, but later became a successful playwrite.
The Home Secretary recommended O’Connor’s reprieve on the grounds that it would be "contrary to commonsense and fairness that O’Connor should be hanged, since it was certain that one or more other persons were equally guilty, and that it was possible or probable that the actual blows were struck by one of these other persons." But a mystery remains. After O’Connor was sentenced to death, Detective Chief Inspector Nathanial Thorpe, the policeman who fitted O’Connor up for the murder, told a witness, "They won’t top him, don’t you worry." So how was the detective so sure that O’Connor would be reprieved?
From America we bring a sordid and shocking case of child abuse which will no doubt lead a bad taste in your mouths but this level of ignorance and cruelty to children still exists today and should not be hidden under the carpet or locked in a cupboard as poor little Lauren was. Her parents brought up five other children, while Lauren "disappeared" from their lives. Yet nobody asked where she was…until the emaciated, filthy, child proved too much for her stepfather’s conscience…
From Tamworth, Fleet And Ditchling
RELEASED TO ATTACK AND KILL AGAIN
THE MOST HATED PARENTS IN AMERICA
IS THE REAL YORKSHIRE RIPPER STILL FREE?
THE WEIRD CASE OF THE STABBED INTRUDER
Murder, Mystery & Suspense
THE WATCH, THE CHAIN, AND THE FIT-UP
THE GEORGE SEWELL I KNEW
TOUR GUIDE TO MURDER
HOW "FELIX SMITH" LOST THE LAST ROUND AND WAS EXECUTED
William Warbrick’s Strange Experiences:
THE END OF WILLIAM MILLER AND THE MAN WHO MURDERED FOR A SHILLING
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"OFFICER" I WANT YOU
WAS PAMELA SNATCHED BY WHITE SLAVE TRADERS?
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