ACREMANT, ROBERT: Very Bad Men TV -
117,532. Medford Oregon 4th December 1995: ‘A brutal death, both women [Roxanne Ellis & Michelle Abdill] had duck tape ard their heads … They had each been shot twice in the head.’ Very Bad Men s3e1: Natural Born Killer, rozzer
117,533. Detectives turn to Darlene Bradshaw’s son, Robert Acremant. ibid.
117,534. Acremant is sentenced to death … commuted to Life in prison. ibid.
ADAMS, JOHN BODKIN: Great Crimes & Trials TV -
13,820. For more than a century Eastbourne has been home to large numbers of wealthy retired people. (Murder & Doctor) Great Crimes & Trials: John Bodkin Adams
13,821. Mrs Gertrude ‘Bobby’ Hullett had died apparently of a drugs overdose. (Murder & Doctor) ibid.
13,822. Three days before her death Mrs Hullett had remade her will leaving the Rolls Royce to Dr Adams. (Murder & Will & Doctor) ibid.
13,823. Press speculation became intense when it was revealed that Scotland Yard was investigating the deaths of several wealthy and elderly people. (Murder & Doctor) ibid.
13,824. The search turned up 132 wills in which the doctor had been left some £45,000. (Murder & Will & Doctor) ibid.
13,825. What was then the longest trial in British legal history the jury withdrew: they were back in only forty-four minutes to find Dr John Bodkin Adams not guilty. (Murder & Doctor) ibid.
13,826. Oh, that wasn’t done wickedly, God knows it wasn’t. We always want cremations to go off smoothly for the dear relatives. If I said I knew I was getting money under the Will they might get suspicious and I like cremations and burials to go smoothly. There was nothing suspicious really. It was not deceitful. (Murder & Doctor) John Bodkin Adams
13,827. Easing the passing of a dying person isn’t all that wicked. She [Morrell] wanted to die. That can't be murder. It is impossible to accuse a doctor. (Murder & Doctor) John Bodkin Adams
13,828. Murder ... murder ... Can you prove it was murder? ... I didn’t think you could prove it was murder. She was dying in any event. (Murder & Doctor) John Bodkin Adams
13,829. In the years after the First World War the seaside resort on the Sussex coast became a popular choice for those who were looking for a pleasant retirement home. There was no National Health Service and a doctor's income and practice depended on how willing he was to pay house calls on those who could afford to pay for them.
Born in 1899 Dr Adams, a pious Ulsterman who had answered an advert to join a team of Christian GPs in the town shortly after scraping through his medical degree, proved himself very willing indeed. And over the next 25 years it is widely believed he murdered hundreds of them with injections of morphine and heroin, becoming in the process one of Britain’s wealthiest GPs. When he died he left an estate that was worth around £1.5million at today's prices but author Jane Robins, who has conducted the first detailed investigation into the sensational 1957 trial that failed to convict the doctor, believes money was not his motive.
‘As I see it Dr Adams liked to preside over death,’ she says. ‘He liked control. He arranged dozens of funerals of patients. Maybe he was just being kind but I don’t think so. There are too many examples of his explosive anger when someone rejected his ‘acts of kindness’, when someone rejected his help with their finances or did not allow him to arrange their will.’ (Murder & Doctor) The Express online article 25th May 2013 Cheryl Stonehouse ‘Dr Bodkin Adams: The Serial Killer Who Got Away’
ADAMS, RANDALL DALE: The Thin Blue Line 1988 - David Harris - Dallas Morning News - The New York Times -
16,598. On the way home I ran out of gas. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) The Thin Blue Line 1988 starring Randall Adams & David Harris & Gus Rose & Jackie Johnson et al, director Errol Morris, music Philip Glass; Randall Adams interview
16,599. The day they picked me up – December 21st – they took me upstairs; what floor I don’t know. But they put me in a little room. Gus Rose walked in. He had a confession there he wanted me to sign. (Miscarriage of Justice & Police & Murder) ibid.
16,600. He came back in ten minutes and put a pistol on the table. Asked me to look at it, which I did – I looked. He asked me to pick it up. (Miscarriage of Justice & Police & Murder) ibid.
16,601. He pulled his service revolver at me. (Miscarriage of Justice & Police & Murder) ibid.
16,602. He [David Harris] said, ‘Hey, I’m just bragging about this – I didn’t do it; but I was there, and I know who did do it.’ (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. interviewee
16,603. They kept me completely away from everybody. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. Randall
16,604. They had a twenty-eight-year-old man; the only alternative would be prosecuting a sixteen-year-old who could not be given the death penalty under Texas law. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. female lawyer interviewee
16,605. They are scum ... Nobody has that kind of eyesight. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. woman of witness couple
16,606. The Dallas District Attorney’s Office sent psychiatrists into the defendant’s cell to discover whether he is without remorse and therefore is a dangerous and psychopathic personality ... Holbrook and Grigson: the killer shrinks ... Whenever they showed up, the purpose of their visit was to kill the defendant. (Miscarriage of Justice & Psychiatrists & Murder) ibid. Randall
16,607. He testified – Grigson – that if the future seriousness of my mental states would be such that if they released me I would go crazy and butcher half of Dallas country ... He talked to me fifteen minutes; he is crazy. (Miscarriage of Justice & Psychiatrists & Murder) ibid.
16,608. I believe that David Harris committed murder; the jury looked at the same evidence and found they believed Randall Adams committed the murder. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. male attorney interviewee
16,609. Randall Adams is serving a life sentence in Eastham Unit, Lovelady, Texas. David Harris is on Death Row, Ellis Unit, Huntsville, Texas, for the murder in 1985 of Mark Walter Mays. It has been over eleven years since the murder of Dallas Police Officer Robert Wood. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
16,610. I’m sure he is [innocent]. ’Cause I’m the one that knows. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) David Harris, interview 5th December 1986
16,611. Officer’s killer sought: Five shots fired from car hit policeman. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) Dallas Morning News 29th November 1976
16,612. Randall Dale Adams, who spent 12 years in prison before his conviction in the murder of a Dallas police officer was thrown out largely on the basis of evidence uncovered by a filmmaker, died in obscurity in October in Washington Court House, Ohio. He was 61.
Randall Adams was featured in the film The Thin Blue Line.
Mr Adams had chosen to live a quiet life divorced from his past, and when he died on Oct 30 2010 of a brain tumor, the death was reported only locally, said his lawyer, Randy Schaffer. The death was first widely reported on Friday.
The film that proved so crucial to Mr Adams was The Thin Blue Line, directed by Errol Morris and released in 1988. It told a harrowing story, and it had the effect of helping to bring about Mr Adams’s release the following year. (Miscarriage of Justice & Police & Murder) The New York Times article 26th September 2011 Douglas Martin
ADDAI, MACEL: When Kids Kill TV -
116,306. 4 gang members chased down 17 year old rival gang member Macel Addai … who kicked, punched and stabbed him 14 times. When Kids Kill s2e4: Gang Wars, Channel 5 2016
116,307. An ongoing war on social media. ibid.