03. The Go-Cart Murder

Apr 10, 11:04 PM
13 year old school boy John Johnston disappeared when selling newspapers in Coatbridge in Lanarkshire in 1923 and was found in a go-cart being taking in to Glasgow by Susan Newell. Newell said her husband had killed the boy, but he had a solid alibi proving he was not responsible.

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Sources and references:
Glasgow Herald : June 25th 1923 
Glasgow Herald : June 26th 1923
Glasgow Herald : September 10th 1923 
Evening Times : Septemeber 20th 1974
The Daily Record : 19th July 2008
National Records of Scotland: Reference AD15/23/71, Precognitions against John and Susan Newell, Trial Papers, JC26/1923/12, Plan of House, RHP140163
Glasgow University : Forensic Medicine Archives
Glasgow University : Case Files
The Book of Glasgow Murders by Donald M. Fraser

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