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...
Thu, 09/23/2010 - 13:31
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Sept. 23, 2010An excerpt from the opening chapters of Marilyn Z. Tomlins’s Die in Paris, published in the United States in September of 2010 by Raider Publishing International. The book is available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and borders.com. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins In the...
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 21:58
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June 25, 2010Dick TurpinDick 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...
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:30
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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,...
Sun, 04/11/2010 - 16:32
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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...
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 14:00
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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...
Tue, 11/17/2009 - 20:19
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Updated Nov. 7, 2011 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.  byMarilyn Z. Tomlins...
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 19:30
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Oct. 26, 2009 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...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:36
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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 beside...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:34
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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...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:32
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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 DavisOne hot summer's evening in 1988, little Céline Jourdan went missing. Her father raised the...

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