True Detective Spring Special 2018

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TEN WEDDINGS, NINE DIVORCES AND ONE MURDER
After shooting her husband a woman used her son as a scapegoat in an attempt to escape prosecution

DARLINGTON’S HAMMER HORROR: HOW TWO TEENAGE GIRLS SET AN OLD LADY UP FOR MURDER
The shocking case of an 83-year-old widow, brutally murdered in her own home in the 1950s

UNDERAGE SEX ENDED IN MOM’S MURDER
A 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend considered committing suicide but murdered her mother instead

THE AIRBAG MURDER
A man deliberately crashed his car into a tree at more than 50 m.p.h. after disabling his wife’s airbag

SEX ON TAP FOR PAM THE HUSBAND-KILLER
The case of notorious murderess Pamela Smart

MURDER AMONG THE RULING CLASSES
Death of a notorious philanderer

THRUPPENCE HA’PENNY MURDER I N OLD LODGE JAIL
In 1856 a 19-year-old youth and his 12-year-old apprentice set out to plunder the pockets of the Hastings townsfolk

KILLER WHO ALWAYS TIDIED UP
He crept into old ladies’ houses in the dead of night, quietly suffocated them, stole their money and left everything so neat and undisturbed that no one knew his victims had been murdered

CALL GIRL…TV STAR…AND MURDER VICTIM
When life at a legal brothel in Nevada became a reality TV series she was a hit – but how did Brooke Phillips become one of six victims who met a violent and cruel end in a burning house?

STAFFORDSHIRE HORROR: HEADLESS WIFE IN A WHEELBARROW
As well as being decapitated, a woman had been subjected to a vicious and frenzied attack. Attempts had been made to cut off her breasts and legs

THE OKLAHOMA BOMB OUTRAGE
The fully story of how Timothy McVeigh – once a loyal American soldier – bombed a Federal building killing 168…

“GO TO HELL, SLOWLY”
When the body of a three-year-old as found in a river her father confessed to the murder and was facing the death penalty

THE PROFESSOR AND THE TRUNK
The 60s counter-culture figure appealed for love and peace; in the 70s he campaigned for the environment – and committed murder as the “Unicorn Killer”

THE IRISH MURDERER WHO NEARLY WON WIMBLEDON
A baronet from Waterford played in the 1879 Wimbledon tennis final. He later married a French dressmaker and moved to Monte Carlo where he would once again make the news

MYSTERY DEATH OF A NOTTINGHAM LANDLORD
A 1960s puzzler

TRAIL OF TERROR
When he decided to get revenge on those who had made his school years miserable he couldn’t find them – so he attacked his friends instead

MURDER MARRED THE SUPPER PARTY
It was all very middle-class and proper until the meal was over. Then someone pulled out a gun and opened fire…

INCEST WAS THE KEY TO COLD CASE KILLER
A quarter of a century passed before detectives would discover the truth about a double-murder and bring the killer to justice…

36 VICTIMS IN THE “VILLAGE OF DEATH”
South African shocker

GEORGIA’S HORRIFIC ALDAY FAMILY SLAUGHTER
A family were annihilated with ruthless brutality