Facts Behind The Fiction

They say truth is stranger than fiction. In these cases, truth is scarier that fiction.

Just so there's no doubt, any individuals named here should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And, as we'll see, even then guilt may not be certain.

A Dying Man’s Wish

Erin Walsh is dying. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given six to eight months to live … more than eight months ago. His wish is that he’ll be exonerated in the 1975 murder of Melvin “Chi Chi” Peters before death catches up with him. In 2005, Walsh took advantage of access to information

No Second Trial If Appeal Fails

In December 2007, Robert Pickton, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, was convicted on six counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to the maximum punishment of life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. For the 58 year-old pig farmer, that’s akin to a death sentence. However, neither the prosecution nor

Suffolk Strangler Sentenced To Life

Mr. Justice Gross has sentenced Steve Wright to a whole life term without the prospect of parole. Under British law, this means Wright will never be released. Wright is now being questioned in the deaths of other women, including Suzy Lamplugh who once worked with Wright on the luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2. Lamplugh

Another Brit Gets Life

Mark Dixie will be jailed for 34 years for the rape and murder — although not necessarily in that order — of teen model Sally Anne Bowman. Dixie stabbed the teen seven times, bit her cheek, breast, and neck, and then had sex with her on the street outside her home in Croydon, south London.

Steve Wright Convicted as the “Suffolk Strangler”

Forty-nine year-old forklift driver Steve Wright has been convicted for the murders of five prostitutes — Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell, and Annette Nicholls — in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Wright admitted having sex with four of the victims, which he says explains why his DNA was found on their