True Detective October 2007

True Detective October 2007

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CASES FROM BRITAIN AND EUROPE… THEY GOT AWAY WITH MURDER By day he was put to work, by night he was locked in a freezing makeshift garden shed and tortured. Eventually he died…but what was to happen to his three tormentors?

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CASES FROM BRITAIN AND EUROPE… THEY GOT AWAY WITH MURDER
By day he was put to work, by night he was locked in a freezing makeshift garden shed and tortured. Eventually he died…but what was to happen to his three tormentors?

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS
The astonishing story of how a corpse was used by wartime British intelligence to fool Hitler.

QUESTIONABLE EVIDENCE, PART 1: BELFAST MURDER OF A JUDGE’S DAUGHTER
First in a new series on the problems of signed confessions – this month, how justice failed Iain Hay Gordon.

FROM HEREFORDSHIRE: RAPE AND MURDER OF THE HOP-PICKERS
“Acts of the utmost depravity,” said the vicar of Weobley. And it was true – as one woman lay beaten to death, her friend received the full force of the attacker’s club.

ASK TRUE CRIME: CARNAGE AT THE VICARAGE
The girls decided to share him, rather than add the complications of jealousy to the household. Adam Alvin must have thought all his birthdays had arrived at once…

INCREDIBLE ACQUITTALS: BRIGHTON’S “WIFE IN A BOX” MURDER
His wife had been strangled and stuffed into an Ottoman. On trial for her murder, the defendant used the provocation defence. What would the jury decide?

…AND FROM THE USA…

SERIAL KILLER CAUGHT BY HIS OWN INTERNET FOOTPRINT
If Maury Travis hadn’t replied to a report in a newspaper the FBI would never have been able to link him to the murder of at least 12 prostitutes in Missouri.

CRIMES OF PASSION: THE DROWNING OF GRACE BROWN
The full, fascinating story behind the case that inspired “An American Tragedy”

CRIMES OF PASSION EXTRA: THE CRUCIAL TESTIMONY IN THE LANA TURNER CASE
You read the facts of the case last month – now study the remarkable testimony of a mother and daughter caught up in one of the most notorious killings of their day.

“IT SHOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE SUICIDE” SOBBED JULIE
The grieving woman’s mascara-streaks looked as if they had been painted on, and the body seemed arranged. Then there was the suicide note…