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114,352. January 11th 1988: Just outside of Atlanta Georgia two teenagers are on the run: 17 year old Malisa Earnest and 15 year old Theresa Simmons. (Murder & Sacrifice) Killer Kids s3e13: Satan’s Disciples
114,353. Terry Belcher launches into a monologue about the power of Satan … They were recruiting them into the Satanic group. (Murder & Sacrifice) ibid.
114,354. A satanic plan taken to a startling extreme: a human sacrifice to the devil … Terry assisted in helping her strangle Theresa Simmons until she died. (Murder & Sacrifice) ibid.
EASTBOUND STRANGLER: People Magazine Investigates TV -
114,068. In 2006 four women were found in Atlantic City … all escorts … the killer was dubbed the Eastbound Strangler. People Magazine Investigates s1e2: New Revelations
ECKERT, VOLKER: World’s Most Evil Killers TV -
113,310. On November 17th 2006 police in the German city of Cologne searched the vehicle of a 47 year old truck driver suspected of murder. What they found inside his cab was a collection of gruesome memorabilia. The driver was a man named Volker Eckert; his arrest brought an end to a 32 year career of murder. World’s Most Evil Killers s1e8: Volker Eckert
113,311. ‘There were five murders: three in Spain and 2 in France.’ ibid.
113,312. Detective believed Eckert had committed many more murders. ibid.
113,313. He assaulted dozens more women. ibid.
113,314. In 1994 he was realised into the world yet again. ibid.
EDMUNDS, RAYMOND: Raymond Edmunds - Crimes that Shook Australia TV -
118,232. I must be sick in the head … I think I need destroying. Raymond Edmunds
118,233. During the 1960s one man would leave a trail of destruction across Victoria that would span twenty years. The killer’s identity would remain a mystery and would be known only by a nickname [Mr Stinky]. A chance discovery would eventually lead police to one of Australia’s most prolific sexual predators. And chilling revelations from the killer himself. Crimes that Shook Australia s3e8: Raymond Edmunds
118,234. A set of fingerprints found on Gary Heywood’s car. ibid.
118,235. Another terrible series of events 160 kilometers away: Donvale … terrorised by a serial sexual offender. ibid.
118,236. They began to suspect he may have been responsible for even more horrifying crimes. ibid.
118,237. Two terms of Life in prison for the murder and thirty years for the rape charges. ibid.
EDWARDS, EDWARD WAYNE: People Magazine Investigates TV -
115,959. In the middle of the night on August 6th 1997 a young couple was making out in a car when they were killed without warning. Police were looking for a serial killer. People Magazine Investigates s2e10: My Father the Serial Killer
115,960. After April’s brother share that when they were kids Edwards stabbed their mother, April and her siblings begin to wonder if their family’ past may hold deeper and darker secrets. ibid.
115,961. ‘Mr Edwards is implicated by DNA evidence.’ ibid. news
EDWARDS, ELIZABETH & KATIE murders: When Kids Kill TV -
116,334. In April 2016 dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie were slaughtered in Spalding by a pair of 14 year old sweethearts in what is believed to be Britain’s youngest ever double murder. When Kids Kill s2e6: No Name Killers, Channel 5 2016
116,335. Who do these anonimity orders benefit? (Murder: Wrightson & Murder: Edwards) ibid.
116,336. ‘The boy also stabbed Katie through the front; she also was smothered with a pillow.’ ibid.
ELLIS, RUTH: Inside the Old Bailey TV - Watford Observer - Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook TV - Pip Granger - Justice Baroness Butler-Sloss - David Wilson - Ruth Ellis - Pathé News - Albert Pierrepoint - Rough Justice: Ruth Ellis: A Life for a Life TV - The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story TV - Crime & Punishment: A Timewatch Guide TV -
115,368. An Old Bailey trial that saw the last woman in Britain executed for murder. It was a troubling case in which for some the law and justice seemed to be at odds. On 20th June 1955 a woman named Ruth Ellis left her cell at the Old Bailey on her way to Court 1. She was accused of murder. (Court & Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) Inside the Old Bailey s1e6, Channel 5 2018
14,493. Life was never easy for Ruth Ellis. Having given birth to a son whose father turned out to be a married man, she later had a daughter to her husband, George Ellis, a drunkard. She then suffered a long and violent love-hate relationship with her racing car boyfriend, David Blakely. And now, not long after she had miscarried his baby, he was ignoring her, choosing instead to drink with friends, including a woman known to have been his lover. Small wonder that Ruth was hurt, angry and frustrated, and that her tortured mind, possibly driven by alcohol and certainly by jealousy, sought retribution. But no-one, least of all Blakely himself, could have predicted that she would step from a doorway armed with a revolver to kill the man she loved.
It was Easter Sunday, 1955, and Ruth was 28 years old. Five shots she fired into David Blakely’s body, as he emerged from the Magdala Tavern, Hampstead, with a male friend. At point-blank range Blakely stood no chance. His killing, as murders go, was unremarkable. Several people witnessed the shooting, and Ruth Ellis never attempted to deny it. But the murder of David Blakely is remembered after so many years for one reason: that Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in England.
Should she have hanged? Was she guilty of murder, and not manslaughter, as she might have been? This woman acquired a gun, was driven to a place she believed her intended victim to be, where she shot him in cold blood, not once but five times – hardly a spontaneous deed or an act of self- defence, no matter that she had been the victim of so much violence at the hands – and fists – of the man she killed. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Watford Observer library article
14,494. In 1955 a murder was committed outside this pub in Hampstead, London. The victim was David Blakely, and what made his killing so shocking was that his attacker had been his lover: Ruth Ellis. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook: Ruth Ellis
14,495. Her name remains in the history books as the last woman to be hanged in Britain. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
14,496. Ruth underwent several illegal abortions during her time working as a hostess. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
14,497. She then turned the gun on herself, but the gun misfired. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
14,498. She was sixteen, seventeen – she was dazzled ... It would have been extremely glamorous to her. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Pip Granger, author Up West
14,499. I’ve got enormous sympathy for Ruth Ellis, because she just didn’t have the self-awareness to be able to drag herself out of the mire she had got herself in ... She let the hangman do it for her. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Pip Granger
14,500. I think one problem was that she was dressed as a hostess I think in court. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Justice Baroness Butler-Sloss
14,501. Her defence was pretty meagre to say the least ... There was quite a lot that didn’t come out in court that would have helped her. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Professor David Wilson
14,502. It’s obvious: when I fired the gun I intended to kill him. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Ruth Ellis
14,503. On June 21st Ruth Ellis was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey and sentenced to death in accordance with the law ... Ruth Ellis had to die ... Three questions remain: should a woman hang? Should anyone hang at all? Or should there be degrees of murder? (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Pathé News
14,504. I didn’t feel right in hanging this woman. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Albert Pierrepoint, hangman, to Laurence Marks, screenwriter and author, of Ruth Ellis
107,404. Hampstead: Easter Sunday 1955: In cold blood Ruth Ellis had shot her lover David Blakely dead with a revolver. They’d been lovers for eighteen months. The law was clear: if Ruth Ellis was found guilty she would suffer the death penalty. Ruth Ellis’ case became a sensation. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) Rough Justice: Ruth Ellis: A Life for a Life, BBC 1999
107,405. A woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown: violently abused and sorely provoked she was then ill-served not only by the solicitor who took her case and by her Queen’s Counsel but also by the Home Secretary of the day: he disregarded the evidence which could have saved her. Ruth Ellis should not have suffered the hangman’s noose. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,822. Ruth Ellis: She is known for being the last woman hanged in Britain … The shockwaves created by her case helped change the law. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story I, BBC 2018
116,823. Ruth’s crime sounds like a scene from classic film noir. Right down to the Smith & Weston gun that she used. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,824. She says that David hit her in the ear so hard that she went temporarily deaf. She also refers to an abortion or miscarriage that happened two to four weeks before the shooting. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,825. Domestic violence was treated as a private affair rather than a legal matter. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,826. These experts put Desmond at the scene. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,863. They didn’t fully investigate Ruth’s motive or where she got the murder weapon. And they never interviewed her son Andrea who could have provided key information. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story II
116,864. The appointment of Ruth’s solicitor to be complex and shadowy. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,865. The now defunct Women’s Sunday Mirror was the paper that bought and published Ruth’s story entitled My Love and Hate. (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid.
116,866. ‘On two occasions David had nearly strangled me.’ (Murder & Hanging & Miscarriage of Justice) ibid. Ruth