By 1950, Reg Christie had gotten away with killing at least four people and was responsible for the conviction and execution of his upstairs neighbor, Tim Evans, for a murder Tim had not committed. In the final stretch, Christie, after killing his wife, went on a murderous spree, killing one woman a month during the first three months of 1953.
A poor working-class widow, Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain. She was vilified in the press most likely because of her station in life (as were more modern judicial victims, the early 1900s' Martha Rendell and the 1980s' Lindy Chamberlain of "the dingo ate my baby" infamy). Mary Ann's story, however, upon closer inspection may prove to be completely false; her execution may in fact have been one of history's more shameful miscarriages of justice.
Reg Christie was a true serial killer; it seems unlikely that he failed to murder (after his second victim in 1944) for the next five years before killing Beryl Evans. Consideration should be given for examining unsolved British murders of women fitting Christie's M.O. for those "missing years" of criminal activity when he was at liberty and free to kill anytime he wished.
John Reginald Halliday Christie had killed two women in the early 1940s, burying their remains in his back yard. He got lucky in late 1949 when murdering the wife and infant daughter of a mildly retarded man, Tim Evans. He managed to manipulate Evans into confessing to the killings (though Evans hadn't committed them). Christie was never a suspect-as a former Special Constable he was believed beyond reproach. Tim Evans was convicted and executed for serial killer Christie's crimes.
Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain. However, a more careful inspection of her life and her case leads to the conclusion she was a victim of class prejudice and ignorance, and is not guilty of the 21 murders ascribed to her without a sound foundation.
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