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  John Reginald Halliday Christie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was a dysfunctional union, as Christie was impotent with her and frequented prostitutes.
Christie, the landlord of a property called 10 Rillington Place (both Fuerst and Eady were buried in his garden there), took on new tenants in 1949 that would eventually prove his undoing: Timothy Evans, his wife, Beryl, and their infant daughter, Geraldine.
Christie was a key witness for the prosecution, and was instrumental in Evans being found guilty.
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 10 Rillington Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Reginald Halliday Christie and his wife Ethel lived in the ground floor flat of 10 Rillington Place from 1938.
Christie claimed that she had wandered off, and kept up the pretence for two weeks, even asking Baker how she was when he saw him.
John Christie was charged with the murders of Maloney, Nelson, MacLennan, Fuerst, and Eady, and on 8 June, he admitted killing Beryl Evans.
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 Timonthy Evans and John Christie
John Reginald Halliday Christie was a 54 year old mass murderer and sexual psychopath who murdered at least 6 women.
Christie's motives were sexual; he admitted strangling one of his victims during intercourse.
Christie was hanged, on the same gallows as Evans had been 3 years earlier, at Pentonville Prison on 15 July 1953.
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 Timothy Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timothy John Evans ( November 20, 1924 - March 9, 1950) was a young man, possibly mentally retarded, who was hanged in England in 1950 for the murder of his young daughter.
Evans attempted to implicate Christie unsuccessfully, was convicted, and was hanged after his appeal was dismissed.
Christie was hanged in 1953 for the murder of his wife; a quick inquiry found no reason to doubt Evans' guilt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timothy_Evans   (316 words)

 BBC - Crime Case Closed - 10 Rillington Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Christie was a murderer who had given evidence at the trial of Timothy Evans, and stood calmly by as the young Welshman was convicted and hanged for murder, which he himself had committed.
Christie and his wife Ethel had lived at number 10 Rillington Place since 1938 and despite a criminal record for violence and theft he had spent four years as a special constable during the war.
Christie left the hotel in King's Cross where he had been lodging and wandered across the capital, aware that he was the focus of a major dragnet.
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 Serial Killers - John Christie
John Christie had the upstairs of the house made into a flat and was renting it out to tenants.
Christie went on in his confession stating that he left his wife in the bed for 3 days because he didn't know what to do with her.
Christies defence of not guilty by reasons of insanity was rejected by an Old Bailey jury and on 15 July 1953 John Christie was hanged at Pentenville Prison, London.
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 10, Rillington Place
Christie subsequently made numerous confessions, many of then varying in detail, in which he admitted to the killing of all the women whose bodies were found in the house and the garden.
Christie was questioned on the first day of the trial, and the point was made that he had been a policeman during the Second World War and had served in the previous war.
Christie had said that they were, as far as he could recollect, from Mrs Christie and the three women in the alcove, but at the time it was impossible to show with any certainty who they were from.
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 John Reginald Halliday Christie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, her husband Timothy Evans admitted to the crime and was hanged for it.
Christie's first story of what happened to the victims was different to what forensic evidence tells us is the truth.
Christie was found guilty of the murder of his wife and was sentenced to death.
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 John Christie, 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill
Christie then states that he had sex with her during which he strangled her with a piece of rope.
Christie went on to state that he couldn't bear to see his wife in so much pain, so he tied a stocking around her neck and strangled her 'to put her to sleep'.
Christie's defence of not guilty by reasons of insanity was rejected by an Old Bailey jury and on 15 July 1953 he was hanged at Pentonville Prison, London.
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 Encyclopedia: John Reginald Christie
Timothy John Evans (November 20, 1924 - March 9, 1950) was a young man, possibly mentally retarded, who was hanged in England in 1950 for the murder of his young daughter.
Christie then convinced the rather simpleminded Evans to hide with a relative and leave Geraldine in his care.
In 1970, the movie 10 Rillington Place was released, based largely on Kennedy's book, starring Richard Attenborough as Christie and John Hurt as Evans 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/John-Reginald-Christie   (1899 words)

 10 Rillington Place - Film Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As one victim discovers when she takes a dose of his 'special compound' meant to cure her bronchitis, the device is merely to mask the smell of the household gas he uses to put them under, to weaken them, before he can molest and strangle them to death.
Christie goes too far with the attack on Beryl and murders her, leaving tell tale bruises which he has a good job explaining his way out of.
All the performances are superb, especially Ethel Christie (Pat Heywood) as the downtrodden and guilt ridden wife and Hurt as the poor Welsh dimwit.
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 Number 10 Rillington Place
Christie, 40, was a quiet, inconspicuous man. His hair was a reddish-ginger color and his eyes were pale blue.
Christie's wife was plump, big-boned, sentimental and passive.
Christie stayed home a lot, with the excuse of his many ailments, and visited two doctors for a total of one hundred seventy-three times over the course of fifteen years.
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 John Reginald Christie (ii)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The marriage did not last and Christie was again in and out of prison for crimes of violence this time, eventually Christie convinced Ethal to come back to him and she did until he was to later kill her.
By the end of 1943 Christie applied for and was given permission to leave the police force.
Christie wasted no time convincing Evans that unless he helped dispose of Beryl he would be charged with murder.
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 John Reginald Christie (iii)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the trial Evan's tried to implicate Christie but it was to late, he was sentenced to be hanged and on the 9th of March 1950 Evan's was executed, his last words were to later haunt authorities and they were "I didn't do it.
According to Christie she was suffering arthritis and convulsions, and justified strangling her so as to end her misery "In the kindest way" as Christie put it.
Christies final victim 26 year old Hectoria Maclennan, was looking for accommodation when Christie separated her from her boyfriend and raped and killed her on the 6th March 1953, and was the third victim stored in the scully.
www.faroc.com.au /~jph/christie3.html   (399 words)

 Serial Killer Reginald Christie
Christie left school at fifteen to become a police clerk, but was fired for petty theft.
Christie's several homicides were all committed in the flat on Rillington Place, with the early crimes occurring in the midst of wartime.
Detectives and a jury chose to believe Christie, described by prosecutors in court as "this perfectly innocent man." Convicted of strangling his daughter only, Evans was sentenced to death and eventually hanged.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/serialkillers/christie.htm   (776 words)

 MMI Movie Review: 10 Rillington Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The execution of Timothy John Evans for the 1949 murder of his wife Beryl and daughter Baby Geraldine eventually led to the abolition of the death penalty in England, but it would be another four years until the real murderer was brought to justice.
That was Evans' neighbor, John Reginald Christie, who murdered eight times over a thirteen year stretch that finally ended with his capture at the age of 55.
Christie was even commended by the judge at Evans' trial, because he offered evidence to the court in such a clear way.
www.shoestring.org /mmi_revs/10-rillington-place.html   (352 words)

 The Oberlin Review \\ Arts Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christie in Love did not begin with the first scene, that of a British police constable digging in the dirt for human bones.
As Christie pretended to be a constable, the real Constable watched in horror while he invited her into his house.
The only way John Reginald Christie would share his story was through the gruesome re-enactment of the murders, with the Constable donning the victim's body.
www.oberlin.edu /stupub/ocreview/archives/1999.03.12/arts/christie.html   (732 words)

 John Reginald Christie (i)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beresford's wife was a little apprehensive due to the move as Christies apartment did have the stigma of Timothy Evans, the man who everybody thought had killed his wife and child in the apartment and who was hanged for these crimes in 1949.
Once the bodies were uncovered Scotland Yard wasted no time in issuing a photograph of John Reginald Halliday Christie, he had been on the run for only a week when Constable Ledger recognized him, he was arrested.
Christie was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire on the 8th of April 1898, he was raised as the son of carpet manufacturer, in a strict household he became a boy scout, very neat and at school was very well thought off.
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 christie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Christie's murder method was to lure women to his house, get them drunk, and then gas them.
John Reginald Halliday Christie, was said to be a shy man. Some thought him affable, while others-mainly women-found him repulsive.
He was gazing into a nearby river at Putney Bridge when recognized by PC Thomas Ledger, and when asked by Ledger "are you John Christie", Christie replied "you are quite right, officer; I am Christie." PC Thomas Ledger escorted Christie to Putney police station.
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 Britmovie - 10 Rillington Place
Their downstairs neighbour is John Reginald Christie, unbeknown to the pair, Christie has a history of killing women with gas and having sex with their dead bodies, and he has eyes for the young wife.
Christie tells Timothy his wife died during the procedure and suggests he go away and leaves their daughter in his care.
Christie goes on to take the lives of several other victims, including his own wife, before justice is served.
www.britmovie.co.uk /genres/drama/filmography/063.html   (255 words)

 10 Rillington Place - Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, Judy Geeson, Pat Heywood, Isobel Black - 1970
Christie offers to help Beryl have an abortion and uses this opportunity - as he has already done with previous victims - to strangle and rape her.
John Christie (who last time I was there was still a star exhibit at Madame Tussaud's waxworks museum in London) was the mega-ordinary, almost mousy south east Londoner who besides liking a good cuppa tea...killed people in his dingy little residence.
Chillingly portrayed by the great actor Richard Attenborough, Christie was a little mouse of a man who first lured his victims home on some pretext or other, usually by saying that he could perform some desired medical procedure on them, for example, an abortion, which was illegal at the time.
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 Supernaught.com Gallery Annex
Christie also allowed another man to hang for his crimes before he was caught and executed himself at the Pentonville Gallows on July 15,1953.
Christie confessed to murdering his wife Ethel on December 14, 1952 and admitted to forging letters from Ethel to her sister Lil Bartle to hide any suspicion of her murder.
JOHN WAYNE GACY - Pogo In The Casket.
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 John Christie E-Mail in Notting Hill
I know Christie had a brother, Percy, who was a Lloyd's Bank manager in Leeds and I can vaguely recall seeing him when he visited us when I was a small child.
He told me that Christie was quite a good sketch artist and that some of his sketches were hung on local walls.
Info for Steve Delves on Christie: Christie was almost certainly innocent of the murders of Beryl and Geraldine Evans.
www.portowebbo.co.uk /nottinghilltv/revealed-christiemail.htm   (1370 words)

 Directory - Society: Crime: Murder: Serial Murder: Serial Killers: Christie, John Reginald Halliday
Christie murdered at least 6 women at his flat, 10 Rillington Place, in Yorkshire, England.
Christie was hanged at Pentonville Prison in July 1953.
Christie Case   ·  cached  · Case details and links to information on Timothy John Evans, Christie's killer neighbor.
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This eventually turned out to be Reginald Halliday Christie, who killed eight women, one of them being his wife and one of them the wife of his lodger who was found guilty on Christie’s evidence eighteen months earlier, hanged for the crime and eventually pardoned when it was too late.
John was at home, so she immediately sent him to call the doctor and told him to go straight to Duncroft Avenue, where Nurse Midgeley was seeing to another patient.
Dad and John put their chairs in front of my bed, and it seems to me that there was a full room of people, but I can’t really remember.
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Christie Case - Case details and links to information on Timothy John Evans, Christie's killer neighbor.
Crime Library: John Christie - Katherine Ramsland's feature on the English killer who inspired the movie "10 Rillington Place".
John Reginald Halliday Christie - An overview of the life and crimes of the psychopath who murdered at least 6 women.
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Intentó en vano culpar a Christie de las muertes, ya que éste actuó incluso como testigo de cargo de la acusación, y fue ahorcado en 1950.
Dos años más tarde, el respetable Christie comunicó al vecindario que iba a mudarse con su mujer a una casa de campo.
Christie pasó a ser el hombre más buscado del Reino Unido.
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 10 Rillington Place Movie Review staring John Hurt, Richard Attenborough and Judy Geeson - A Flix Chick Hidden Gem ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christie seems normal enough as he goes about his life and talks frequently about his war service and his supposed medical training.
Christie took advantage of this by convincing him that Beryl had died as part of a medical procedure and that it would be foolish to call the police as they would only blame Timothy as it was well known that him and Beryl had frequent arguments.
Perhaps the strongest scene in the whole of the film is when Christie manipulates Thomas into leaving his wife's body and his child in Christie's care as he flees to the safety of the Welsh countryside.
www.flixchick.com /10-rillington-place.html   (824 words)

 New era for Theatre in the Mill - Press Release Bradford University
The first show to reach the stage in the refurbished Mill will be ' Christie in Love ' on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, 2004.
This is a dark tale surrounding the life of 1950s serial killer John Reginald Christie.
Written by Howard Brenton and directed by Iain Bloomfield, 'Christie in Love' is a play written in 1970 "about the nature of evil and the demonisation of criminals".
www.brad.ac.uk /admin/pr/pressreleases/2004/christie.php   (361 words)

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