With every high-profile murder case in America today comes an army of experts.
True Detective October 2001
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With every high-profile murder case in America today comes an army of experts. Therapists, analysts, counsellors, and psychiatrists flock to get part of the action. But it was not always this way. Forty-five years ago a middle-aged housewife and mother who sat on Alabama’s Death Row appealed for any head-shrink who could enlighten her as to why she murdered six of her relatives.
"Wondering about why I did it worries me more than going to the electric chair. There must be somebody who can tell me before I die. Some scientist. I’d undergo any kind of test just so they could tell me why I done all I did, especially to my children." Nobody was available, which just shows how times change.
Las month TD reintroduced the Straffen case in the light of new medical records released in May, 2001. We invite readers to examine the facts and make up your mind. Guilty or not guilty?
And we publish the results of our survey which reflects your views on the death penalty amonst other issues. The majority of you who answered our question seem to think that a life for a life is a justifiable solution to murder. After reading Mother’s Deadly Crusade you would definitely sympathise with Terri Jeffers’crusade to have her former husband, and indeed all killers of children under the age of six, executed in the state of Texas. Terri has a 30 second tape in her handbag which is her most convincing argument…it records the last seconds of her three-year-old son’s life.
DOUBLE LIFE AND DEATH OF A HINDU PRIEST
STRAFFEN: You The Jury
Murder, Mystery & Suspense:
MURDER BY MISTAKE
TRUE DETECTIVE SURVEY
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
MURDER BEHIND THE GOLDEN MILE
Blackguards, Tyrants and Rogues Part 5
THE DARING LIFE OF HIGHWAYMAN THOMAS BOULTER
TEXAN GUN GIRLS
TRUE DETECTIVE DIARY
An Intriguing Look At Crimes From The Month Of October
William Warbricks’ Strange Experiences:
THE WIFE KILLER WHO HUMMED HYMNS OF HIS WAY TO THE SCAFFOLD
MOTHER’S DEADLY CRUSADE