True Detective September 2008

True Detective September 2008

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America seems to have become well and truly execution-happy this year following a nine-month-long “unofficial” moratorium on executions

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America seems to have become well and truly execution-happy this year following a nine-month-long “unofficial” moratorium on executions. For proof we need look no further than the record for June 2008 when six Death Row inmates could finally no longer put off their appointment with the executioner. These grim facts form the first part of another new series starting this month: Execution USA

In our latest Crime Collection pull-out last month we published the Jack Spot story, told by a reporter who knew him well. As the story unfolded, one name came up again and again: that of Spot’s arch-rival Billy Hill. This month TD can bring you another look at 1940s and 50s London gangland, this time from the standpoint of Billy Hill himself.

Very few murderers confess their crime, are tried and freed. Londoner Frederick Field was one of them. He killed a girl, confessed and still cheated the gallows. In fact, he was so proud of the fact that he tried to pull it off a second time…

Last month in The World’s Worst Killers we brought you some of the most evil, prolific and vicious murderers from around the world and invited you to tell us who you thought should be included in this collection. Well, several of you did e-mail or write in as you will.

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