Foreign Crimes

 
January 20 2015, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
(Photo AP) While protests in Muslim countries against France are increasing rapidly, the French president, government and people continue to support the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor...
 
December 26 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper,...
 
January 10 2011, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Updated April 1, 2012Shrien and Anni Dewani on their wedding day. (Photo was handed out to the media.)Both brilliant and beautiful, Anni Dewani was shot to death on her honeymoon outside Cape Town,...
 
July 21 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Updated Oct. 21, 2014 The Principality of Monaco leapt onto front pages across the world on May 6, 2014 when an assassin fired a volley of gunshots at billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffer. Both...
 
October 16 2014, Siobhan Patricia Mulcahy
Kate Webster at the Old Bailey before she was sentenced to be hanged for murder - July 1879 Victorian Britain was horrified by a 30-year-old Irish woman who murdered her employer, dismembered the...
 
October 2 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Her face – and body – were known to millions of men who crawled the Internet for web-sex. Her stage name was Red-Hot Carla and her fans agreed that the name was well chosen. However, the way she...

Terrorism in Paris

January 20 2015, 0 Comments
(Photo AP) While protests in Muslim countries against France are increasing rapidly, the French president, government and people continue to support the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor...

Jack The Ripper -- We Still Do Not Know Who He Was

December 26 2014, 0 Comments
In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper,...

The Dripping Killer

October 16 2014, 0 Comments
Kate Webster at the Old Bailey before she was sentenced to be hanged for murder - July 1879 Victorian Britain was horrified by a 30-year-old Irish woman who murdered her employer, dismembered the...
Jan 10, 2011
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Updated April 1, 2012Shrien and Anni Dewani on their wedding day. (Photo was handed out to the media.)Both brilliant and beautiful, Anni Dewani was shot to death on her honeymoon outside Cape Town, South Africa during a carjacking that her millionaire husband, Shrien Dewani,...
Jun 19, 2010
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The Papin sisters The strange case of the Papin sisters is notable not only for its shocking violence but because the gender of both the perpetrators and victims was female. The case became a media sensation in France with its lurid undertones of lesbianism and incest; the...
Sep 12, 2009
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the Palace of Versailles It took the French government 14 years to bring American expatriate Barrie Taylor to justice for the 1993 murder of her lover's estranged wife. After three trials and three convictions in France for the murder, Taylor continues her fight to be...
Jan 20, 2015
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(Photo AP) While protests in Muslim countries against France are increasing rapidly, the French president, government and people continue to support the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor and several members of its staff were gunned down by two Islamist terrorists...
Dec 26, 2014
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In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper, identified Jack the Ripper as a Polish Jew named Aaron Kosminski. However, our...
Oct 16, 2014
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Kate Webster at the Old Bailey before she was sentenced to be hanged for murder - July 1879 Victorian Britain was horrified by a 30-year-old Irish woman who murdered her employer, dismembered the body, threw bits of it into the river Thames, boiled the head (and other body parts...
Oct 2, 2014
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Her face – and body – were known to millions of men who crawled the Internet for web-sex. Her stage name was Red-Hot Carla and her fans agreed that the name was well chosen. However, the way she looked when the police forced entry into the house she shared with her lover and...
Jul 31, 2014
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(Photo CBC.ca) The Oscar Pistorius trial has everything: a narrative about a system, a psychology, an issue spanning something far beyond the act of killing Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark The Oscar Pistorius case in the High Court of Pretoria ceased being a matter about...
Jul 21, 2014
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Updated Oct. 21, 2014 The Principality of Monaco leapt onto front pages across the world on May 6, 2014 when an assassin fired a volley of gunshots at billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffer. Both would die later from their wounds. More scandal soon followed when police...
Jan 20, 2014
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Updated Jan. 30, 2014 The murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007 caused a global controversy. Not so much for the crime itself, although it was certainly a brutal murder, but because of the disputed guilt or innocence of two of the...

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