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APPLETON, GEORGE: Crimes that Shook Britain TV - Guardian online -
It was the murder of a young mother that devastated her family. The appalling death of Clare Wood at the hands of her former partner brought the horrifying effects of domestic violence to the public consciousness. What happened to his daughter inspired a father’s fight to protect victims of domestic abuse. Crimes that Shook Britain s5e6: Clare Wood, CI 2014
Clare Wood contacted police for help four times in as many months fearing for her life. ibid.
He had hanged himself. ibid.
A nationwide hunt for a suspected murderer was called off yesterday after a man was found hanged in a derelict building.
Greater Manchester police found the body, believed to be George Appleton, 40, in Blackfriars, Salford, just 100 yards from where his red Ford Escort estate was abandoned this week.
Appleton was wanted by police on suspicion of killing his former girlfriend, Clare Wood, 36, whose burned body was found at her home in the area. Guardian online article Robert Booth 13th February 2009, ‘Murder suspect found hanged in derelict building’
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ARIAS, JODI: Jodie Arias: Dirty Little Secret TV - BBC online - In Defence Of … TV - Dateline TV - If I Can’t Have You: The Jodie Arias Story TV -
I should tell you – I am a Mormon. So the thing is that Mormons are not supposed to drink coffee. Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, CI 2014
Your three-hole wonder, as you so poetically like to put it. ibid. mate
I feel like a prostitute, Travis. ibid. Jodi
He attacked me and I defended myself. ibid. Jodi in court
Jodi Arias was Travis Alexander’s dirty little secret. ibid. brief
On May 8 2013 Jodi Arias was convicted of first degree murder. ibid. caption
Jodi Arias had faced the death penalty but that was removed as an option in March, when a jury failed to reach agreement on prison or execution.
She was convicted of premeditated murder in 2013.
The case’s salacious testimony of sex and violence gained huge media attention in the US.
Arias, 34, initially blamed the killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander, 30, on intruders, and later said she had killed him in self-defence.
She shot Alexander and stabbed him nearly 30 times in his suburban Phoenix home. BBC online article 13th April 2015 ‘Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison for murder’
Jodi Arias, a woman facing the ultimate punishment if found guilty of the first degree murder of her former boyfriend Travis Alexander. In Defence Of s1e2: Jodi Arias, Sky, television news of trial, Sky Crime 2019
Miss Arias threatened to ruin my career. ibid. trial brief
Travis is found dead in the shower and Jodi is arrested for his murder. ibid. reporter
‘Jodie became Travis’s drug: he very much recognised how bad she was for him, but she kept showing up in his life and just like a drug addict he kept letting her back in the door.’ Dateline: Jodie Arias, Jodie’s friend, Sky Crime 2020
Her trial riveted the country. Jodi Arias was facing a possible death sentence. It was a steamy story of sex – lots – and murder. ibid.
She was the one who shot, stabbed, and then stabbed some more her former boyfriend and secret sex partner. ibid.
What he didn’t keep secret were his concerns Jodi was stalking him. ibid.
Her hair and DNA at the scene … her bloody handprint on the wall … perhaps the most damning evidence came from this Sony camera found in the washing machine. ibid.
The trial tourists – the mostly women who travelled from around the country to witness the trial first hand. ibid.
ARKWRIGHT, ANTHONY: When Life Means Life TV - Murder UK online - Britain’s Most Evil Killers TV -
A tiny number are deemed so dangerous and depraved that they will never be freed. When Life Means Life I, CI 2012
A man who hacked and battered to death his victims in some of the most brutal murders ever seen in Britain ... Anthony Arkwright brought terror to the streets of South Yorkshire in a fifty-six-hour killing spree in August 1988. ibid.
Arkwright seemed to enjoy the questioning. ibid.
Police had now discovered three bodies but there was another still to find. ibid.
An allotment owned by Arkwright’s grandfather – at the shed at the bottom of the allotment – they made a gruesome discovery. ibid.
Arkwright began to crack. ibid.
Arkwright took four lives in his killing spree but the death toll could have been even higher. ibid.
Friday 26th August 1988, 4:30 p.m. After his sacking, he went straight to find his grandfather, whom he believed (incorrectly) was in fact his father, and that he had been born in an incestuous relationship between his grandfather and mother.
He attacked his 68-year-old Lithuanian born grandfather Stanislav Puidokas while he tended to his allotment in Ruskin Drive, Mexborough. He stabbed him in the neck, severing an artery, rendering the old man almost instantaneously unconscious, and then attacked him with an axe and a lump hammer before locking the body in a shed.
That night he visited several pubs in the area, with neighbours, showing his interest in becoming a public figure, by dropping hints about his crime. Neighbours later reported that he was behaving in a very odd way, even for him. Murder UK online article
Over the August bank holiday weekend in 1988 … the killer was 21-year-old Anthony Arkwright … In less than a week four victims would be discovered. Britain’s Most Evil Killers: Anthony Arkwright s4e9, Sky Crime 2020
2 days after Marcus Law had been found slaughtered, 21-year-old killer Anthony Arkwright was charged with his murder; on the same day police discovered another neighbour’s body: Raymond Ford had been stabbed 250 times and disembowelled. ibid.