Foreign Crimes

 
March 18 2013, 0 Comments
"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death...
 
June 4 2012, 0 Comments
John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It...
 
November 12 2012, 0 Comments
George Kaufman The first criminal investigation in Australia – and one of the first in the world – to use DNA to solve a case. by Liz Porter The affluent middle-class suburb of North Caulfield...
 
May 20 2013, 0 Comments
DNA and the transgender Gypsy super-criminal. by Paul Buchanan On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Michele Kiesewetter, a 22-year-old police officer in the German city of Heilbronn, drove with...
 
September 30 2013, 0 Comments
A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz Porter On a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house in...
 
April 25 2013, 0 Comments
 Steve Wright The murders of five prostitutes by the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 set off one of the largest manhunts in British history. DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of a man...

Italian Vendetta: The Amanda Knox Case

January 20 2014, 0 Comments
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...

The Real Lady Macbeth: Countess Erzsébet Báthory

January 13 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 13, 2014Countess Erzsébet Báthoryby David RobbLady Macbeth is perhaps the most famous fictional female villainess in all of literature, but in 1606, while William Shakespeare was creating her...

Stealing the Crown Jewels

January 6 2014, 0 Comments
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...
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:40
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April 10, 2013Yaseen EgeThe murder of 7-year-old Muslim child in Cardiff, Wales in 2010 brought his mother and father to trial. Did the jury convict the wrong parent?                 by Marie...
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 05:41
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"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark It remains to be seen...
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:12
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Updated May 8, 2013 Helvetic Airways aircraft at the Brussels international airport (Photo: Associated Press) In a daring, commado-style operation, eight masked, heavily armed gunmen pulled off a lightening quick heist of more than $50 million worth of diamonds.  ...
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 02:32
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Feb. 20, 2013Lyndsay van BlankenEighteen-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken, a promising cartoonist for Walt Disney Animation in Sydney, Australia, was strangled to death by her former boyfriend. by Marie Kusters-McCarthyIt was the second marriage for Lyndsay van Blanken’s mother,...
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:03
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To avoid race riots and the resulting negative impact on tourism, a succession of Bermudian government administrations has whitewashed the assassinations of Bermuda’s governor and police chief in the early 1970s by a radical black-power group known as the Black Beret Cadre....
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:22
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Over a 10-year-year period, from 1972 to 1982, the Shankill Butchers gang, led by psychopath Lenny Murphy, terrorized Northern Ireland Catholics, becoming the most prolific group of serial killers in British history. by Robert Walsh “A lasting monument to blind sectarian...
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:50
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:00
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Nov. 19, 2012Stephen FarrowIn early 2012 two sadistic, purposeless murders shocked Great Britain like few others have in terms of public revulsion. by Ben Johnson The sentencing of a British man who perpetrated two of the most sadistic murders the UK has ever seen took place in...
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 13:13
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Nov. 13, 2012  Joyce "Winsie" Hau In January of 2012, a 14-year-old “hit man” stabbed to death a 15-year-old girl in her home in Arnhem, Holland for comments she made about her best friend and her boyfriend on Facebook. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy The Netherlands, also...
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 09:30
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George Kaufman The first criminal investigation in Australia – and one of the first in the world – to use DNA to solve a case. by Liz Porter The affluent middle-class suburb of North Caulfield, in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, is the kind of area that sends...

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