Browsing: Crime

The ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ killings started in July 1975 and continued until November 1980, during which time 13 women were murdered in the north of England…

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Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans on 18 October 1939, two months after the death of his father. His mother, Marguerite Claverie Oswald,…

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The Unabomber – so named because his case was given the acronym UNABOM which stood for the places he targeted; UNiversity and Airline BOMbings – killed…

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American serial killer Theodore Robert Bundy was born on 24 November 1946 at the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont, and his…

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The murder of Donna Lauria on 29 July 1976 was one of around 20,000 murders in the US that year and did not merit a…

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Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were responsible for the abduction, sexual abuse, and murder of two children and a 17-year-old youth.…

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Infamous ‘Granny Killer’ John Wayne Glover began his reign of terror at Mosman in Sydney’s north, murdering six elderly women over a 13-month period in…

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“Carlos the Jackal” was, in fact, Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. He was nicknamed ‘The Jackal’ after the character in Frederick Forsyth’s novel Day of The Jackal.…

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It was 14 June 1962 when The Boston Strangler first struck. Over the next 18 months, Boston was gripped by fear. Eleven women were strangled…

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It was the crime that shocked Australia – pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect, in…

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Charles Milles Manson was born in November 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Kathleen Maddox, an unmarried 16-year-old girl, and an unnamed father. He…

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Patricia Campbell Hearst and Steven Weed were home in their Berkeley apartment watching The Magician on TV at nine o’clock on the foggy night of 4 February…

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Charlie Richardson was born in Camberwell, south-east London in 1934. His brother Eddie was born in 1936, the youngest sibling Alan in 1940. Charlie and…

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Jack Ruby was born Jacob Leon Rubenstein on 25 March 1911 in the Maxwell Street area of Chicago. His parents were often violent towards each…

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Cheri-Jo Bates walked from her campus library into the darkness towards her car. The battery was flat. A man appeared and offered to help her. He…

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