Crime

The Mary Bell Case

The Mary Bell Case

On 25 May 1968, the day before her 11th birthday, Mary Flora Bell strangled four-year-old Martin Brown. She was believed to have committed this crime alone. Between that time and the second killing, she and her friend Norma Joyce Bell (no relation), age thirteen, broke into and vandalised a nursery in Scotswood, leaving notes that claimed responsibility for the Brown killing. The Newcastle police

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Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial EP1/3

Episode 1: Albert Speer In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the victors of the World War Two began the first international war crimes trial. The choice of the city was significant for it was here that the National Socialist Party held its annual rallies. Adolf Hitler intended it to be rebuilt as the ‘party city’. Now many of the leaders of the party were on trial for their lives

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Marc Dutroux – The Monster of Belgium

Marc Dutroux (born 6 November 1956 in Brussels) is one of the sickest human beings ever born. He is a Belgian criminal, convicted of having, in 1995 and 1996, kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom died as a result. He was also convicted of having killed a suspected former accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. He was arrested in 1996 and has been i

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Voices From The Grave

A compelling documentary tells the story of the Irish Troubles through the unflinching testimony of two men who were on opposite sides of that bloody conflict, the Provisional IRA’s Brendan Hughes, who was the Commander of the Belfast Brigade & David Ervine, former UVF member and leader of the PUP. Nearly ten years ago they talked to researchers from Boston College with the understanding th

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills is a 1996 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the trials of three teenage boys in West Memphis, Arkansas for the murder and sexual mutilation of three prepubescent boys. The boys on trial for the crime are: Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, also known as the West Memphis 3. Despite a lack of a

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Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder

Across the United States, violent crime in prison is an everyday reality, with inmates routinely exposed to assault, riot, rape and murder. Anatomy of a Prison Murder examines the culture of institutional violence through the events that led to one burtal prison murder. Utah State Prison surveillance cameras capture this disturbing real-life account of the vicious stabbing of black inmate Lonni

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The Cromwell Street Killings

Rosemary and her husband Fred West, were accused of murdering 10 female victims over a 20 year period ending in 1987. They took great joy in luring away vulnerable runaways with offers of rides, lodging or jobs as nannies. Once in their clutches inside the “House of Horrors”, these young women were stripped, bound with tape, raped, tortured, then killed. Some were later dismembered and buried. The

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