World: Murder at Deadman's Hill

On the first day of the trial, a juror admitted to the judge that the mere mention of blood made him ill. Since the case before the court involved a brutal gunshot murder, he was hastily excused. After 21 trial days and 70 witnesses later, the remaining eleven jurors brought in their verdict, ending the longest—and one of the most spectacular—murder trials in British legal history. Found guilty and sentenced to hang next week for the murder of Michael Gregsten last summer was James Hanratty, 25, a petty criminal and mental defective.

"Dear Mum." The case began on an August night in...

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