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WALKER, ALBERT JOHNSON: Real Crime TV -
‘Albert Walker thought he had committed the perfect murder and that he was going to get away from it scot-free.’ Real Crime [with Mark Austin] s6e4: The Almost Perfect Murder, ITV 2007, rozzer
A man’s body falls out [the nets] with the fish … the post-mortem revealed several injuries including a deep gash on his head. ibid.
1996: The mystery of Ron Platt’s death … They’ve stumbled across an international criminal on Interpol’s most-wanted list. ibid.
WALKOWICZ, WANDA murder: see COLON, CARMEN murder
WALLNER, PETER: Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
A quiet road in Cobham, Surrey … But this Friday in June 2009 was different because at this house the wheelie bin was different: ‘The bin was too heavy. The rubbishmen refused to remove it, then the landlords turned up, and on his way out he looked at the bin and he saw a foot sticking out at top.’ As word spread of the discovery, police asked if anyone could remember the woman who lived at the house. Melanie Wallner, aged 30. It was while working at this exclusive hotel in Surrey she met the chef – Peter Wallner recently arrived from Germany. Faking It: Tears of a Crime s3e2: Parker & Wallner, Discovery 2020
Peter Wallner told different stories to different people. ibid.
‘His solution is to put her out with the rubbish. And he thinks that because the rubbish is collected mechanically that she will be tipped into the garbage disposal, probably crushed, end up on a landfill and no-one would be any the wiser. And that so nearly could have happened.’ ibid. Kerry Daynes, psychologist
WALSH, KATRINA: see WILLIAMS, SARAH
WALSH STREET murders: Crimes that Shook Australia TV -
On 12th October 1988 Melbourne would be rocked by the news of a vicious double shooting: the victims were two innocent police officers investigating an abandoned car. The investigation into the shootings would uncover a tale of revenge, violence and deceit. The brutal murders of two young police officers at Walsh Street were crimes that shook Australia. Crimes that Shook Australia s3e9: Walsh Street, CI 2018
Their threat to avenge the death of one of their own by killing two police was about to become very real. ibid.
The same names were being mentioned, names they were well aware of: the notorious bank robbers known as the Flemington Crew. ibid.
By July 1990 police had amassed enough evidence to charge four men with the Walsh Street killings: Peter McEvoy, Victor Peirce, Trevor Pettingill and Anthony Farrell would face justice in court. ibid.
The second crucial witness was Wendy Peirce, the wife of Victor Peirce … Whatever the reason for Wendy Peirce’s change of heart, the Crown’s case was fatally compromised. ibid.
‘They found each of the four not guilty.’ ibid. reporter
WARD, DELBERT: Brother’s Keeper 1992
Remember giving this answer? ‘I decided to put my hand over his mouth; I reached around behind him with my right hand and put it over his mouth. He struggled for a little bit but then stopped. I wanted to make sure Bill wasn’t suffering any more’. Brother’s Keeper, judge, 1992
‘Accused of killing his brother and roommate.’ ibid. television news
‘I didn’t know what I was saying.’ ibid. Delbert
WARDELL, GORDON: Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
Robbery, kidnap and murder: but is the grief-stricken husband faking it? Faking It: Tears of a Crime s2e3: Shafelia Ahmed & Gordon Wardell, Discovery 2017
Nuneaton in Warwickshire 1994: scene of a headline-grabbing crime. The victim: Carole Wardell, 39 years old, married and a building society manager. ibid.
Gordon Wardell had claimed an armed gang had knocked him out and then undressed him. ibid.
WARNE, KARL & COLIN LOCKETT: The Real Manhunter TV -
This period was a pretty tough one for crimes on gay men. The Real Manhunter s2e7: Duncan Bone, Sky Crime 2022
The first murder I had been involved with as a detective inspector … I got the call out via a pager … There had been a fire with a body discovered that was very suspicious. ibid.
They weren’t the brightest criminals in the world because they’d used Duncan Bone’s phone after the murder to call for a minicab to take them from the scene … We just could not trace the driver. ibid.
Warne admits that he stabbed Duncan Bone … five times leaving three knives stuck in that man’s chest as he died. ibid.
WARNOCK, JAMES: Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
A mystery unsolved for 33 years: Yianoulla Yianni. An amazing breakthrough. And the lies that exposed the killer … January 2016: In North London a man [James Warnock] is questioned by police … Faking It: Tears of a Crime s3e4: Harold Shipman & James Warnock, Discovery 2020
Yianoulla Yianni was seventeen years old … ‘He decided to come up with a cock-n-ball story of how the two were having a secret affair …’ ibid. Kerry Daynes, psychologist
In an unrelated investigation, in January 2016 police arrest a local man – James Warnock, aged 56. His DNA is direct match for DNA retrieved at the crime scene. ibid.
‘The girl. I knew her. The poor girl that got murdered, I knew her … We hit it off really big time …’ ibid. Warnock
Warnock’s face and ears start to give him away … ‘his cheeks and nose are increasing in redness’ … Then, arms and shoulders betray him too. ibid.
WARREN, EDWARD: Crime Stories TV - The Seattle Times online -
In September 1979 the tranquil beauty of the Oregon wilderness was shattered by the sound of gunfire. Crime Stories: The Wilderness Murders
The police were investigating the murder of Ricky Dale Hemphill ... and the disappearance of his girlfriend Charla Thompson. ibid.
Portland – Cold-case detectives in Portland have solved a 1976 murder with fingernail scrapings collected in the oldest homicide case to be closed in Oregon using DNA evidence.
Detectives say the man who strangled 80-year-old Rosa Cinnamon in Portland died in prison, where he was serving time for two other killings.