The brutal rape of a student nurse in Gloucester in 1991 changed the course of the victim’s life forever.
True Detective May 2008
The brutal rape of a student nurse in Gloucester in 1991 changed the course of the victim’s life forever. And as time passed, her torment was exacerbated by the fact that her attacker was still out there somewhere. She had all but given up hope of seeing the man face justice when the police contacted her with the news that he had been identified – 16 years later! The nurse’s assailant was the latest offender to be trapped by Operation Advance, an all-too-rare Home Office success story which involves using the latest techniques in genetic fingerprinting to re-examine thousands of serious sex crimes committed over the past 18 years. For our insight into how scientists are using the latest DNA techniques to crack some of Britain’s worst unsolved crimes.
Murder casts a deep shadow over people’s lives.Those whose lives have been so affected share a burden which at times is too much to bear. Charlize Theron, the Hollywood actress who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos, is one such person. When she was 15 she was in the house when her mother shot and killed her father and injured her uncle. She knows what despair is, but it is only recently that she has been able to talk publicly about how her father died and how she overcame her past. How To Survive Your Mother Killing Your Father begins.
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