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25-06-1953

Multiple murderer John Christie sentenced to hang for wife killing

His first kill was from strangulation during sex. He buried her in the garden. His next kill came as he raped to death his unconscious and poisoned neighbour. She also went into the garden. He placed his wife’s body under their floorboards at 10 Rillington Place. His initial defence was that his wife had been a mercy killing but as the body count mounted, it changed to insanity. As the prosecution argued, successfully, his concealment of the bodies showed an awareness of his crimes… Read the full John Christie Crime File