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Thomas John Ley: The Chalk-Pit Murderer
3 months ago

Thomas John Ley: The Chalk-Pit Murderer

In 1928, with a failed political career trailing behind him in Australia, 48-year-old Englishman Thomas John Ley returned to England with his mistress looking to start again. In the late …
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A Modern Trial for Historic Icelandic Double Murder
6 months ago

A Modern Trial for Historic Icelandic Double Murder

On 12 January 1830, within the beautiful and peaceful backdrop that is Iceland, one after the other 33-year-old Agnes Magnusdottir and 17-year-old Fridrik Sigurdsson were told to go to their …
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The Death-Row Killer Who Duped a Journalist into Release
6 months ago

The Death-Row Killer Who Duped a Journalist into Release

In December 1971, 37-year-old Edgar Smith was released from New Jersey’s death row. Convicted of the first-degree murder of a teenage girl in 1957, Smith, with the help of journalist …
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A Lawson Family Christmas Massacre
6 months ago

A Lawson Family Christmas Massacre

Christmas is a time for most of us to spend time with those who are near and dear to us. For many of us, that means spending time with family. …
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The Ashland Tragedy
6 months ago

The Ashland Tragedy

Imagine a simpler Christmas. Before streets were decked out in light displays, before television Christmas specials, and wayyyy before Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” Just family, friends, food, …
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The Notorious Case of Dr. Crippen
7 months ago

The Notorious Case of Dr. Crippen

On 23 November 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. A small unimposing man qualified in homeopathic medicine, he was convicted of the murder and …
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Did Hitler Escape to Argentina?
7 months ago

Did Hitler Escape to Argentina?

When Soviet and Allied forces began to close in on Berlin, Adolph Hitler and his wife Eva Braun entered into a suicide pact. Witnessing what happened to fallen dictators who …
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Dr. William Palmer: The Victorian Prince of Poisoners
8 months ago

Dr. William Palmer: The Victorian Prince of Poisoners

When it comes to murder women are most noted for utilizing a deadly poison to snuff out the life of their intended victim. However, men are not averse to using …
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