Foreign News: In a Strange Country

The jury which sat in the big, glass-ceilinged criminal court in London's Old Bailey last week was like any other: nine men and three women bent on bringing in a just verdict. Looking at them as he made his final address, Britain's Attorney General Sir Lionel Heald was moved to remark: "You are like travelers in a strange country." The metaphor was apt: few stranger countries have been thrown open for exploration than the mind of John Reginald Halliday Christie, confessed murderer of seven women.

Across the jumble of benches Christie stood watching them,...

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