"I knew I’d catch my daughter’s killer. Two mothers’ brave fight for justice. The Thames towpath murders. Did Joann plan murder before the wedding? Dovie’s date with the electric chair.
True Detective Summer Special 2006
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Do we ever really know anyone? Teresa Wolfe felt sure she knew her husband, Bill, as well as she knew herself. For Bill had been devoted to her for the five wonderful years of marriage and when he suggested she relax in a warm scented bath, which he had run for her, she was delighted. Lots of verbena to induce that relaxed, sleepy feeling, candels and music. Now that was new, thought Teresa, what a romantic gesture – the radio. Bill had planned everything so carefully…
Another wife who was feeling sleepy but whose night was disturbed was Anita Watson, in Shadwell, near Leeds. Anita woke up one Sunday morning in a terrible state and grabbed hold of her husband, Ted, as he tried to go out of the door. "Please, Ted, don’t go," she said. "Something terrible is going to happen to you." But Ted wasn’t going to pay attention to his wife’s dreams. He told her not to be so daft, and that was the last Anita saw of him.
Losing your child is a mother’s worst nightmare, but to know that your child’s killer is still free must be a living hell. It was a mother’s instinct that told Sharon Williams that her daughter, Dede, had been murdered, and it was a mother’s courage that finally tracked Dede’s killer down. A judge called Sharon "the most tenacious mother I have ever seen."
Manchester’s sad Romeo and Juliet case. "For God’s sake do something for her, never heed me," John Chapman cried out to Mrs. Lucy Smith as she tried to help him inside her house. An 18-year-old girl lay gasping on her doorstep, and when Mrs. Smith learned what had happened, she hurried back into her kitchen and mixed a glass of salt and water…
The Hymie Weiss story. Inventor of the one-way ride.
The Teddington towpath murders. The violent slaying of two teenage girls alongside the Thames sparked a huge police investigation and even led to part of the river being drained. It ended in a successful conviction for murder – but it also raised serious doubts about the detective who obtained the coonfession that sent the killer to the gallows. And he was to achieve unwanted fame in a later case…
DID JOANN PLAN THE MURDER BEFORE THE WEDDING?
NILSEN NAMES FIRST VICTIM
How Husbands Plot To Murder Their Wives
THE ENGINEER’S MISTAKE
"HONEY, TAKE A NICE WARM BATH"
SCARED TO DEATH
THE WAY OF THE JACKAL
BATH WIRED TO KILL
MANCHESTER’S SAD ROMEO AND JULIET CASE
SON HANNGED – HIS FATHER GIBBETED
"I KNEW I’D CATCH MY DAUGHTER’S KILLER"
MOTHER’S 10-YEAR SEARCH FOR SON’S BIKER MURDERERS
ANITA’S DREAM OF MURDER
The Hymie Weiss Story
TD HANGMEN QUIZ
THE REMARKABLE TRIAL OF BODKIN ADAMS
DOVIE’S DATE WITH THE ELECTRIC CHAIR…DIDN’T SPOIL
The Ultimate Husband Killer
IRELAND’S REMARKABLE CASE OF THE THREE TRIALS AND
SCHOOL RUN TURNS INTO SEVEN YEAR STRETCH