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ABDULHAK, FAROUK: This World: Murder in Mayfair
Martine Vik Magnussen was attacked after a night out with friends. The 23-year-old student was raped and murdered. Her body was found partially buried under rubble. This is the prime suspect: Farouk Abdulhak, the son of one of the richest men in Yemen. Murder in Mayfair: Martine Vik Magnussen, BBC 2023
‘If Farour Abdulhak is as innocent as he claims, why doesn’t he return to Britain and help police solve this murder?’ ibid. news
ABEDI, SALMAN: Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
Manchester Arena, May 2017 and a young man called Salman Abedi was in the foyer and he detonated his bomb just before the end of the concert as people were dashing out.’ Faking It s3e2: Tears of a Crime: Chris Parker, Parker & Wallner to TV crew, Discovery 2017
‘All of that carnage and for what?’ ibid. Kerry Daynes
‘I’ve seen people running that way and I’ve gone back in to try and help people …’ ibid. Chris Parker to TV crew
Amid the horror, for the media there was a hero: Chris Parker, the homeless man who had gone back into the arena to help the injured and dying. ibid.
The CCTV showed Chris Parker stealing a credit card from a badly wounded woman and a mobile phone from a 14-year-old girl. He ignored incoming calls from her relatives desperate to find out if she was alive. ibid.
ACREMANT, ROBERT: Very Bad Men TV -
Medford, Oregon 4th December 1995: ‘A brutal death, both women [Roxanne Ellis & Michelle Abdill] had duck tape around their heads … They had each been shot twice in the head.’ Very Bad Men s3e1: Natural Born Killer, rozzer, 2006
Detectives turn to Darlene Bradshaw’s son, Robert Acremant. ibid.
Acremant is sentenced to death … commuted to Life in prison. ibid.
ADAMCIK, TOREY MICHAEL: see DRAPER, BRIAN LEE
ADAMS, JOHN BODKIN: Great Crimes & Trials TV -
For more than a century Eastbourne has been home to large numbers of wealthy retired people. Great Crimes & Trials s3e14: John Bodkin Adams, BBC 1996
Mrs Gertrude ‘Bobby’ Hullett had died apparently of a drugs overdose. ibid.
Three days before her death Mrs Hullett had remade her will leaving the Rolls Royce to Dr Adams. ibid.
Press speculation became intense when it was revealed that Scotland Yard was investigating the deaths of several wealthy and elderly people. ibid.
The search turned up 132 wills in which the doctor had been left some £45,000. ibid.
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. ibid.
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. John Bodkin Adams
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. John Bodkin Adams
Murder ... murder ... Can you prove it was murder? ... I didn’t think you could prove it was murder. She was dying in any event. John Bodkin Adams
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.’ The Express online article Cheryl Stonehouse 25th May 2013, ‘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 -
On the way home I ran out of gas. 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
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. ibid.
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. ibid.
He pulled his service revolver at me. ibid.
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.’ ibid. interviewee
They kept me completely away from everybody. ibid. Randall
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. ibid. female lawyer interviewee
They are scum ... Nobody has that kind of eyesight. ibid. woman of witness couple
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. ibid. Randall
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. ibid.