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.

The Ipswich Strangler

Over a 10-day period in December 2006, five women were found murdered near the town of Ipswich, about 80 miles north-east of London, England. The women, Gemma Adams, 25; Tania Nicol, 19; Anneli Alderton, 24; Paula Clennell 24; and Annette Nicholls, 29; all worked as prostitutes in Ipswich. Whenever prostitutes in England are killed, images

Who Killed Peggy Hettrick?

Tim Masters was freed today after spending nine years in prison when DNA evidence was found that pointed to other suspects in the murder of Peggy Hettrick. Masters was 15 at the time Hettrick’s mutilated body was found in a field in Fort Collins, Colorado, February 1987. He was jailed in 1998 and convicted and

Evidence Withheld

You may think the maxim “innocent until proven guilty” would mean we only need evidence to prove an accused committed a crime. We shouldn’t have to prove he didn’t. Unfortunately, for an accused to get a fair trial, that isn’t true. Take the case of Tim Masters. In February 1987, Peggy Hettrick was found dead

No One Is Happy With Pickton Verdict

Both the defense and the prosecution have called for an appeal in the conviction of a man who may be Canada’s worst serial killer, Robert Pickton. Defense attorneys for Pickton claim Justice James Williams made several errors during the trial, including not asking the jury to clarify a question they posed part way through deliberations,

Justice Is Different In Wisconsin and Alabama

On August 10, in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, a woman was in her home when she saw a light go on in her sleeping toddler’s bedroom. She went in to investigate and found a man trying to take money from the child’s piggy bank. The man fled with $20. (The piggy was shaken but neither the