USA True Detective Vol. 2 No. 12

USA True Detective Vol. 2 No. 12

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How did a slightly built woman, weighing only 112lbs, have the strength to kill her husband, chop him up with a power saw, stuff his body into three suitcases, and throw them over Chesapeake Bay Bridge? The jury didn’t know but decided it was possible, an

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How did a slightly built woman, weighing only 112lbs, have the strength to kill her husband, chop him up with a power saw, stuff his body into three suitcases, and throw them over Chesapeake Bay Bridge? The jury didn’t know but decided it was possible, and TD’s archives confirm that she isn’t the first.

Other small women have found the strength to commit similar crimes – the most horrific being Omaima Nelson, who cooked and ate parts of her husband.

This issue is full of fascinating cases, not least the story of Jack Unterweger, the Austrian killer who turned poet. His life sentence gave him the opportunity to study and become a cultured man, but his psychopathic nature was never far below the surface. Jack fooled most people, but did he fool himself?

Melbourne’s Jekyll & Hyde Killer was another man who appeared to have two sides to his personality – he was a smiling, affable American soldier with a strange taste in cocktails, and an even stranger penchant for strangling.

Under The Spotlight reveals the wacky world of celebritites who stray from the right side of the law. Like rabbits caught in the glare of the headlamps, the likes of Nick Nolte, Michael Jackson and Mel Gibson have all been captured on police cameras, but they are in good company. Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra walked the same path in their day.

Please note – Many of the cases in the American issue of True Detective have already been published in True Detective, True Crime, Master Detective & Murder Most Foul.