14 January - US Scottish serial killer Peter Manuel arrested after eight dead

On 14 January 1958, two weeks after murdering his last three victims, an eleven-year-old boy and his parents in their beds, Peter Manuel, Scotland’s most notorious serial killer, was arrested at his home. A renowned psychopath, Manuel had slipped through the police’s clutches on several occasions before finally being apprehended. An unstable man, who had on several occasions revisited the site of these last murders to feed a family pet, his punishment was a swift and, in Scotland, popular death.

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