Foreign Crimes

Apr 25, 2013
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 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 who admitted he had sex with four of the five dead women, but was he the actual...
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...
Apr 18, 2013
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How bite marks can lead to convictions. by Liz Porter Criminals are regularly nabbed because they make stupid and careless mistakes. The burglar who robbed a safe at the up-market Haigh’s chocolate factory in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide is a perfect...
Apr 14, 2013
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Winton Cooper Popular BBC reporter Winton Cooper was brutally murdered by his own son. by Ben Johnson Staff at the BBC, one of the most high-profile broadcasting companies in the world, was left in shock after the January 2013 trial of a violent murderer who bludgeoned a...
Apr 10, 2013
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Yaseen Ege The 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 Kusters-...
Mar 18, 2013
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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...
Feb 27, 2013
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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.  ...
Feb 20, 2013
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Lyndsay van Blanken  Eighteen-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-McCarthy It was the second marriage for Lyndsay van Blanken’s mother,...
Feb 18, 2013
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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....
Feb 7, 2013
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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...

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