Foreign Crimes

 
September 2 2013, 0 Comments
An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States...
 
November 25 2013, 0 Comments
In the annals of international diamond heists there has never been a group like the Pink Panthers. Of the estimated 200 members of the gang, most are Serb or Montenegrin nationals. Their estimated...
 
December 18 2011, 0 Comments
Bridego Bridge just after the robbery In August of 1963, 15 men pulled off “The Great Train Robbery,” at Sears Crossing in Buckinghamshire in southeast England, netting the equivalent of $68.5...
 
June 11 2012, 0 Comments
The Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa was the world’s most famous and valuable painting, yet its security depended on four ordinary hooks and the locked door of the museum – the Louvre in Paris – where it...
 
April 18 2013, 0 Comments
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...
 
April 11 2010, 0 Comments
Was her death really an accident, or was there a hidden hand at work? Many still say that she was assassinated. Not long before her tragic end, she predicted in a letter to her loyal butler that...

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...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:53
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December 02, 2007 Daisy de Melker, mugshot 1932 Daisy killed the old fashion way, with arsenic and strychnine. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins No one present at the birth of Daisy Louisa Hancorn-Smith had reason to believe that she would one day be famous or, for that matter,...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:51
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October 07, 2007 Main street, village of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. It was here that Dr. Petiot murdered for the first time. Sixty-one years after Dr. Marcel Petiot, dubbed "Dr. Satan" by French newspapers, was guillotined for the murder of 26 people, he remains France's...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:42
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March 29, 2009Wrongly accused? Omar Raddad stands outside the courthouse. French justice can be quite curious. After being pardoned but not exonerated in the murder of his employer, Omar Raddad risked being re-imprisoned by asking for a new trial to clear his name. by...
Sat, 09/12/2009 - 00:40
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June 1, 2009Emilie Tanayby Anthony DavisSaturday, June 11, 1994 was to have been a foretaste of the summer vacation for the children of Gruchet-le-Valasse, a small town (pop. 2,700) in Normandy. Their school was organizing its traditional end-of-term fete and 9-year-old...
Sat, 09/12/2009 - 00:36
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September 19, 2007 updated June 22, 2009Veronique Courjault Nine recent cases of infanticide in France are causing the French to ask what is it in their psyche that makes the nation's mothers kill their newborns. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins Infanticide is a crime no one...
Fri, 09/11/2009 - 23:28
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 Kinga LeggThe murder of Polish millionairess Kinga Legg at the 5-star Le Bristol Hotel in Paris has been solved but her murderer may forever remain unpunished.by Marilyn Z. Tomlins In the language of luxury hotels, it was the quietest hour of the day: 8 p.m. The...
Thu, 04/30/2009 - 01:19
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May 20, 2008 Updated Nov. 23, 2010 Josef Fritzl, photographed just after his arrest Josef Fritzl locked his 18-year-old daughter Elisabeth in his cellar and raped her repeatedly for the next 24 years. She would bear him seven children, three of whom he moved upstairs to live...
Thu, 04/30/2009 - 01:17
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March 8, 2009 Grègory Villemin, age 4 The murder of little Grègory Villemin was one of the most mysterious and media-hyped criminal cases of the 20th century. During the 25 years since, the investigation has seen new and surprising developments, throwing light on...
Fri, 04/24/2009 - 17:34
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April 12, 2009 (updated Nov. 15, 2010)Édouard Stern French billionaire banker Édouard Stern, wearing a latex bodysuit, was shot dead in his luxury Geneva penthouse by his mistress, Cécile Brossard, for reneging on the $1 million he gave her. by Marilyn Z. TomlinsIt was...

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