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 TV -
100,421. In October my brother and I left Ohio; we were driving to California. We got into Dallas on a Thursday night … It was as if I was meant to be here. Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line, 1988, Adams
100,422. Officer’s Killer Sought: Robert Wood, Officer killed Saturday. ibid. Dallas Evening News headline
100,423. ‘He had a confession there he wanted me to sign.’ ibid. Adams
100,424. ‘Prosecutors in Dallas have said for years - any prosecutor can convict a guilty man. It take a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man.’ ibid. Melvyn Carson Bruder
100,425. ‘If there was ever a hell on earth, it’s Dallas County.’ ibid.
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.
ADKINS, KRISTINA LYNN: Killer Kids TV -
111,675. Kristina [Lynn Adkins] grew up with her sister … under the care of her grandparents. Killer Kids s2e4, Thrill Kill & Poisoned
111,676. ‘Kristina would start carving on herself.’ ibid.
111,677. Doctors couldn’t explain why Ginny [grandmother] was so sick. ibid.
111,678. For three days Kristina had spiked Ginny’s medication with Buzz’s [grandfather] morphine. ibid.
111,679. Kristina Adkins was sentenced to life without parole. ibid.
AHMED, IFTIKHAR & FAZANA: Evil Up Close TV - The Telegraph online - Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
13,830. An ancient code – death before dishonour. Their daughter Shafilea refused to enter into an arranged marriage so she had to die. They acted the part of grief-stricken parents. It took eight years: The Dishonourable Killers. (Murder & Marriage & Abuse) Evil Up Close: The Dishonorable Killers, Crime Channel 2013
13,831. Drugged and shipped from one continent to another. (Murder & Abuse) ibid.
13,832. A house without warmth or laughter ... The abuse began when the children were tiny. (Murder & Abuse) ibid.
13,833. Shafilea told her friends at school that she was being beaten daily. (Murder & Abuse) ibid.
13,834. For nine years Shafilea Ahmed’s parents thought their surviving children were so terrified of them that they would never break ranks.
They had carried out the murder in front of them, and afterwards each child, aged between seven and 15, was warned that they, too, would be killed if they ever revealed the truth.
To ensure there were no lapses, they were given a detailed ‘script’ of what they should and should not say to friends, teachers and the police.
Alesha, the robbery accomplice who broke ranks:
But their so-called family honour held firm until Alesha, 15 at the time of the killing, finally found the courage to speak up for her dead sister. The Telegraph online article 3rd August 2012 ‘Shafilea Ahmed: sisters who witnessed a murder’
110,629. Crying for the cameras, lying to the public. And believing they’d get away with it. But lies transmit tiny signals … The parents who asked what everyone was thinking. Now the experts analyse the tears, the lies and the video tape. A murder that shocked a community. Faking It: Tears of a Crime s2e3
110,630. Warrington Cheshire 2003: A press conference guaranteed to capture national attention. ibid.
110,631. Police began to investigate what Shafilea had told her friends – frequent rows she’d been having with her parents. ibid.
110,632. Her parents were found guilty of her murder. ibid.
ALBRIGHT, CHARLES: Born to Kill? TV - Very Bad Men TV -
112,380. In the early 90s Dallas working girls became the target of a twisted killer. The brutal murderer was putting on a show. Collecting grotesque souvenirs. His desire would become insatiable. What was driving his heinous violence? And was he born to kill? Born to Kill? s7e4: Charles Albright, Really 2017
112,381. ‘Her [mother’s] domination would have affected him.’ ibid. Dr Katherine Ramaland, forensic psychologist
112,382. Although the Albright household was run as a strict regime, the mother and son spent any downtime indulging a shared passion for taxidermy. ibid.
112,383. 33 year old prostitute Mary Pratt had been brutally murdered and grotesquely mutilated by the surgery removal of her eyes. ibid.
117,850. Some very bad men are beloved members of their community but underneath a charming exterior they hide a depraved obsession. Very Bad Men s4e7: An Eye for an Eye
117,851. 1990 Oak Cliff Texas: ‘The eyeballs are missing.’ ibid. examiner
117,852. Charles’s sexual escapades become increasingly cruel and sadistic. ibid.
ALCALA, RODNEY: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones TV - LA Times online - Very Bad Men TV - World's Most Evil Killers
13,835. One murder put Rodney Alcala on Death Row. Today, he’s on the hook for at least five. True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
13,836. California serial killer Rodney Alcala was sentenced to additional prison time in New York for the murders of two more women, a case that brought a veteran judge to tears during the hearing.
Alcala, who is already on death row in California for the murders of four women and a girl, pleaded guilty in December to the 1971 murder of Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover, both in New York. On Monday, New York Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner handed down a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, the Wall Street Journal reported.
‘This kind of case is something I’ve never experienced, hope to never again. I just want to say I hope these families find some peace and solace for these inexplicably brutal and horrific acts,’ Wittner said, according to the Journal. LA Times online article 8th January 2013 ‘Judge weeps as Dating Game serial killer as Rodney Alcala sentenced’
117,792. Bachelor number one is a sadistic sexual predator, a man who has killed at least twice before and will go on to kill again. A boogie man who craves the bright lights. Very Bad Men s4e2: Bachelor Number One
117,793. Rodney Alcala is found guilty of all five murders. ibid.