Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh is a freelance writer based in the UK. His interests include writing articles and short stories for publication, the study of true crime and criminals, and he has a particular interest in gangsters, organized crime and capital punishment. He can be contacted via his email address: plymouth pilgrim @ hotmail.co.uk.
May 12, 2014
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John Gilbert ‘Jack’ Graham, smiling as he enters Colorado’s Death Row.  The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 on November 1, 1955, that killed all 44 persons aboard was the most unusual, destructive and ultimately futile acts of mass murder in American history. by...
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...
Jan 6, 2014
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Jan. 6, 2014“Colonel” Thomas Blood, who stole the Crown Jewels of England in May, 1671.The theft of the Crown Jewels in 1671 was the crime of its age, but King Charles II inexplicably pardoned the motley gang and granted extensive lands in Ireland to the ringleader, Colonel...
Dec 2, 2013
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The Battle of Alcatraz, a desperate attempt to break out of the most penal prison in the United States, raged for four days in 1946. The Marines had to be called in to quell the riot that resulted. by Robert Walsh Its official title was the United States Penitentiary,...
Oct 14, 2013
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Dr. Arthur Warren Waite was a consummate fake. Everything about him, including being a dentist, was a fake. A gold digger par excellence, he married into the Pecks of Grand Rapids family with a plan to murder the entire lot and inherit its considerable fortune. by Robert...
Oct 9, 2013
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Oct. 9, 2013 BBCOne of Australia's most notorious criminals, Mark "Chopper" Read, who later became a novelist, has died of liver cancer, his manager says.Read spent 23 years in jail for kidnapping and malicious wounding but was never charged with murder, despite once claiming he...
Sep 26, 2013
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Gerald Chapman became America’s first “celebrity gangster” and its first “Public Enemy No. 1.” President Coolidge pardoned him from the Federal charges against him so that the State of Connecticut could hang him. by Robert Walsh “Death itself isn’t dreadful, but hanging...
Sep 5, 2013
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The tunnel started in leather goods shop Le Sac and ended inside the Baker Street branch of Lloyds Bank. After taking almost three months to tunnel under a branch of Lloyds Bank on Baker Street, on September 1, 1971, three robbers forced open more than 260 safety-deposit...
May 2, 2013
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 May 2, 2013 “Surrender had played out for good with me…” Jesse James.When the Ford brothers assassinated Jesse James on April 3, 1882, the longest-running outlaw saga in American history was over. by Robert WalshConfederate bushwhacker, desperate outlaw, bank...
Apr 22, 2013
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 Hans van Meegeren Hans van Meegeren duped a string of wealthy collectors into paying vast sums for fake artwork of the Old Masters. One victim was Reichsmarschall Herman Goering. by Robert Walsh When many people are asked to name a selection of truly master criminals...

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