Foreign Crimes

 
July 31 2014, Binoy Kampmark
(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...
 
July 21 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
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...
 
November 17 2009, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Updated Nov. 7, 2011 and June 22, 2014 André Bamberski For 27 years the heartbroken André Bamberski kept an eye on the fugitive serial rapist who murdered his 14-year-old daughter. Then he...
 
April 11 2010, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
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...
 
September 27 2011, Mark Pulham
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley Myra Hindley was, for the British public, evil personified, and was the most hated woman in Britain from the time of her arrest in 1965 until the day she died in 2002...
 
April 30 2009, Anthony Davis
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...

Pistorius: A South African Legacy

July 31 2014, 0 Comments
(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...

Murder in Monaco

July 21 2014, 0 Comments
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...

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...
Jan 10, 2011
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Updated April 1, 2012 Shrien 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...
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...
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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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 arrested the long-time...
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 13, 2014
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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 bloodthirsty character, one of the world’s worst real life villainess was on a...
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...
Nov 25, 2013
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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 120 heists in Britain, France, Dubai, Geneva, Monaco and Japan are marked by the...
Oct 24, 2013
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Oct. 24, 2013 Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley by David Robb  “Wach auf!” the prison guard shouted in German – the language best for shouting orders. “Wake up!”It was November 11, 1923, and Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley was sound asleep in his...

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