Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘Did you kill my daughter?’ Mum’s heartbreaking letter to serial killer she believes may have murdered her child

A grieving mother has penned a heartbreaking letter to a jailed serial killer asking if he can shed any light on her daughter’s murder.

For 24 years Sharon has been fighting for justice to get someone jailed for the brutal killing of her daughter Nikki Allan in Sunderland.

And now she has put pen to paper to write a direct letter to Steven Grieveson who is locked behind bars in Yorkshire’s Full Sutton Prison for the murders of four Wearside young boys.

Her letter read: “I write this with great pain in my heart.

“So I will get straight to the point… Did you murder my daughter Nikki Allan…Steven John Grieveson…on the night of 7th October 1992…or do you know of anyone involved in Nikki’s murder?

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Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/did-you-kill-daughter-mums-9161638

Man Dressed as a Serial Killer Walked Into a Halloween Party and Shot Five People



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According to horrifying reports, five people were shot at a Halloween party in Texas after a man dressed as Freddy Kreuger walked into the house and opened fire.

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San Antonio’s KENS5 news reports the incident began around 5 am on Sunday morning when several men showed up uninvited to a house party “and started causing trouble” inside. Authorities told Fox the homeowners asked them to leave, and one of the men, who was reportedly dressed as the movie killer, pulled out a shotgun and fired into the crowd.

Fox reports one neighbor says she heard six or seven shots and called 911.

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“It woke me up in the middle of the night,” another neighbor, William Warren, Read more at: http://jezebel.com/man-dressed-as-a-serial-killer-walked-into-a-halloween-1788410753

Who was Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton? The true story behind new ITV drama Dark Angel

Mary Ann Cotton was a Sunday-school teacher, a nurse, a Victorian wife and mother. Anybody would conclude that she was a hard-working woman struggling to look after her family in the most difficult of circumstances.

But in fact, she was the worst female serial killer in modern British history. Meet the real person behind new two-part drama Dark Angel, starting tonight at 9pm on ITV.

Who was Mary Ann Cotton?

It’s amazing that Cotton and her crimes aren’t better known, as it’s believed she murdered as many as 21 people. By the time she was hanged at Durham jail on 24 March 1873, aged 40, it’s thought she’d killed her mother, three of her husbands, a lover, eight of her children, seven stepchildren and a friend.

How did she murder so many people?

Using arsenic, the Victorian poisoner’s weapon of choice. It was easily available from the local chemist’s – to clean your

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-10-31/who-was-victorian-serial-killer-mary-ann-cotton-the-true-story-behind-new-itv-drama-dark-angel

Alleged serial killer Stephen Port denies ‘playing God’ with victims’ lives

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Julia Quenzler

An alleged serial killer was “playing God” by manipulating and controlling the young men is he accused of killing, a court has heard.

Stephen Port, 41, denies murdering four men by giving them fatal doses of date rape drug GHB.

Giving evidence at the Old Bailey, Mr Port said he lied to police about knowing three of his victims to “save his skin”.

He told jurors the “truth sounded like a lie”.

The chef, from Barking, east London, is accused of murdering Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Jack Taylor, 25.

‘Determined liar’

All four were found close to his flat over a 15 month timeframe.

After Mr Walgate’s body was found, the court heard, Mr Port told officers investigating the deaths he did not knowing Mr Kovari or Mr Taylor, but said Mr Whitworth was

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37825697

Dark Angel: We look at another North East woman serial killer – The Merry Widow of Windy Nook

The story of Mary Ann Cotton is captivating TV audiences as the story of the woman reputed to be Britain’s first serial killer unfolds.

The County Durham housewife was hanged in 1873 after she killed three husbands and 11 of her children.

Cotton is played by Joanne Froggatt, of Downton Abbey fame, and was nicknamed the Dark Angel – the title of the two-part drama.

But there are startling similarities with another case which shocked the North East.

Here we look at the tale of Mary Elizabeth Wilson – the Merry Widow of Windy Nook.

Both cases involved women serial killers.

Both Cotton and Wilson used poison to dispatch their victims.

Both were accused of murdering husbands.

And both were found guilty and sentenced to hang although in Wilson’s case the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

The story of Mary Elizabeth Wilson started in December 1957 when the Chronicle reported that bodies of two men, both

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/dark-angel-look-another-north-12103801

He Ate Children: The Serial Killer Who Still Terrorizes Thailand Today

Late on a Monday afternoon decades back, 8-year-old Somboon Boonyakan went to buy some vegetables for his family to cook dinner from a local Chinese gardener. He never returned.

See Uey once met a Chinese hermit who advised him that eating children’s intestines would grant him supernatural powers.

As dusk approached, Nawa Boonyakan called on his friends to search for his missing son in the woods near their home in the seaside town of Noen Phra, Rayong province, fearing the young boy might have wandered off.

In the shaded gloom of the woods, Nawa and his companions stumbled upon the gardener Somboon had gone to buy from. His name was See Uey Sae-Ung. He was burning a pile of brush when Nawa found him.

The anxious father must have been relieved to encounter someone who’d seen his son before he went missing. Maybe See Uey could provide the detail that would

Read more at: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/culture/2016/10/30/ate-children-serial-killer-still-terrorizes-thailand-today/

Father of ‘Suffolk strangler’ Steve Wright says serial killer must confess murders

  • Steve Wright jailed after murdering five prostitutes in Suffolk in 2006
  • His father Conrad said his son should ‘stand up and admit’ killings 
  • Wright was given full-life tariff after being found guilty in 2008 

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The ‘Suffolk strangler’ Steve Wright has been urged to ‘stand up’ and admit carrying out his infamous murder spree by his elderly father.

The forklift truck driver was handed a full-life jail term for the murder of five young women who vanished in 2006 but has never acknowledged his guilt.

Locals suffered six weeks of terror while detectives hunted for the serial killer, his victim’s naked bodies appearing in isolated locations around the Suffolk town.

In the wake of his conviction there were calls for Wright to face the death penalty from some

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3887788/Father-Suffolk-strangler-Steve-Wright-says-serial-killer-stand-admit-carried-murders-five-sex-workers.html

The Long Island Serial Killer Case: What Profilers and Expers Know

Nearly a dozen bodies — mostly of women — have been found on Gilgo Beach in New York. Are they connected? Subscribe to PEOPLE now for details of the Long Island Serial Killer, on newsstands now.

He’s the sort of killer who is often social and extremely good at making people feel comfortable. He grooms his victims before he strikes. He takes risks — and sadistic pleasure — in taunting his victim’s family and friends. He probably isn’t a substance abuser.

According to two experts, this is the emerging picture of whoever is responsible for at least some of the 10-plus dead bodies discovered on Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York.

The case has since been dubbed the Long Island Serial Killer. And though the investigation continues, with the help of federal authorities, no suspects have ever been

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/long-island-serial-killer-gilgo-beach-fbi-profilers-experts/

Ipswich serial killer urged to confess crimes by his father

Ipswich serial killer Steve Wright has been urged to “stand up” and admit his crimes by his father.

Wright is serving a full-life jail term for the murder of five young women who went missing in 2006 but has never admitted his guilt.

Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and 29-year-old Annette Nicholls were killed between October and December.

During his trial at Ipswich Crown Court, Wright admitted having sex with the women but denied murdering them.

Ms Nicol was the first victim to go missing on October 30 and on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance Conrad Wright, 80, said his son, who is now 58, should confess.

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-10-30/ipswich-serial-killer-urged-to-confess-crimes-by-father/

‘Did you kill my daughter’? Read mum’s heartbreaking letter to serial killer

Grieving mum Sharon Henderson has written a letter to a jailed serial killer asking if he can shed any light on her daughter’s murder.

For 24 year Sharon has been fighting for justice to get someone jailed for the brutal killing of her daughter Nikki Allan in Sunderland .

And now she has put pen to paper to write a direct letter to Steven Grieveson who is locked behind bars in Yorkshire’s Full Sutton Prison for the murders of four Wearside young boys.

Her letter read: “I write this with great pain in my heart.

“So I will get straight to the point…Did you murder my daughter Nikki Allan…Steven John Grieveson…on the night of 7th October 1992…or do you know of anyone involved in Nikki’s murder?

“My daughter Nikki needs to rest in peace.

“If you did murder Nikki,

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/did-you-kill-daughter-read-12098736