Foreign Crimes

Jun 25, 2010
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Dick Turpin Dick Turpin’s romanticized image as the famed “Highwayman” of English lore was built on the big lie about his one-night ride from York to London on his faithful steed, Black Bess. Nor was he in any way a latter-day Robin Hood. by Mark Pulham “Stand and deliver...
Jun 15, 2010
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book, Sergeant Smack, The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson., Kingpin, and his Band of Brothers. (www.ikeatkinsonkingpin.com) by Ron Chepesiuk PROLOGUE December 9, 1972—Itwas to be a routine flight,...
Apr 11, 2010
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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 she would be murdered in a car accident.  By Marilyn Z. Tomlins  The...
Jan 20, 2010
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Updated Oct. 4, 2013 Tony Musulin    It’s always about the money – but was it this time? No one had heard of security van driver Tony Musulin until he drove off with $16.7 million – France’s biggest robbery ever – without having even uttered one threatening word...
Nov 17, 2009
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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 arranged a vigilante kidnapping to deliver the murderer to the police. ...
Oct 26, 2009
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Updated March 9, 2010 Treiber Police Photo Awaiting trial for murder, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Treiber goes on the run and makes the police look like idiots. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins Before the invention of television, head hunters rode on horseback into dusty towns and in...
Oct 14, 2009
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March 8, 2009 The Durban Castle Steamship Dubbed "The Porthole Murder Case" by the British tabloids, a steward was sentenced to hang for the disappearance at sea of an aspiring actress. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins At noon, shining Chevrolets and Fords began pulling up...
Oct 14, 2009
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February 9, 2009 Courtroom sketch of Elisabeth Cons-Boutboul The murder trial of Elisabeth Cons-Boutboul drew together the Paris smart set, the horse-racing fraternity, the underworld and the Roman Catholic Church. It was a case of lies, cynicism, make-believe and...
Oct 14, 2009
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January 25, 2009 Céline Jourdan, age 6, went missing from her home in the tiny village of La-Motte-du-Caire Homophobia had a field day at the trial of young Céline. by Anthony Davis One hot summer's evening in 1988, little Céline Jourdan went missing. Her father raised...
Oct 13, 2009
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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,...

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