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Man Waits 70 Years to Confess His Crime

According to a story in the Telegraph, "A 91-year-old man has confessed to murdering a London prostitute nearly 70 years ago, representing what is believed to be the longest gap between a crime and a confession in British criminal history … He is said to have told them he shot Miss Cook, who has no surviving relatives, with a Russian-made World War Two pistol after she cheated him out of money. No one was arrested at the time, but had her killer been caught they would have faced the death penalty, which was not abolished until 1965 … A source said: 'He is not in good physical health, but is mentally alert. He wanted to clear his conscience before he dies.'"

Possible Preaching Angle:

And who doesn't long for a "clean conscience," especially as we ponder our own death?


Victoria Ward, “Man 'confesses to 1946 killing', marking longest gap between a crime and a confession,” The Telegraph (7-16-15)

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