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Thomas John Ley: The Chalk-Pit Murderer
7 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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?
11 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
1 year 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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