How do you know she never comitted a crime again? Wicked Attraction: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers, Terror in the City of Art: The Monster of Florence, Follow Our Darkest Hours on WordPress.com, Wicked Attraction: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers. We need to gauge the kids before we make a call one way or the other. [3] She was believed to have committed this crime alone. To this day, there are many debates on whether Mary was “born bad” or if circumstance made her who she was. Bell herself made headlines in September 1977 when she briefly escaped from Moor Court open prison, where she had been held since her transfer from a young offenders institution to an adult prison a year earlier. Not everyone is deviously passive/aggressive. People like you are the ones that should be locked up. At the age of two, Mary was already displaying unusual behaviour: she was a cold, detached child who never showed much emotion. Only Betty knows if these allegations are true or not, but to this day she has remained silent. Mary was left at home unsupervised for long periods of time on her own,  while her erstwhile father was out committing crimes or cooling off his heels in prison. LOL, ‘moron’, you say? That is just beyond my mental acceptance!! When told that he was dead, she would reply “Oh, I know he’s dead. What about the times when killing to some becomes a compulsion and nothing else? It seems like Mary herself almost wanted to get caught, to claim responsibility for the murder of Martin Brown. It is possible through nurture to help repair some mental damage, especially if the child is young. So sad and an amazing story I have never heard about, she was so beautiful but was a bad apple from a bad tree. ( Log Out /  The show has been made to trace the locations of some of the major crimes that have sent shockwaves across England. Vandalism and thefts were by no means her only specialties, for she was also a bully. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The families of the victims would certainly disagree, and they are correct in their own way. Eleven years old is old enough to know what is right and wrong. She was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of Martin Brown (aged 4) and Brian Howe (aged 3).[3]. Inspector James Dobson would later remark that “There was a terrible playfulness about it, a terrible gentleness if you like, and somehow the playfulness of it made it more, rather than less, terrifying.” Medical examiners began to suspect that a child was responsible for the murder. Bell's mother Betty (née McCrickett) was a sex worker who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Locking her up and throwing away the key is wrong. Mary Bell claims that she didn’t realize that dead meant forever. This series deals with such crime stories. Get used to it. The father was supposedly one Billy Bell, a career criminal who Betty would later marry. Two episodes are also dedicated to the serial killer and necrophile John Christie. For all her precocious intelligence and guile, even Mary knew when the game was up. We also get to learn how the field of forensic sciences also started getting developed during those days. It also takes a lot of nerves to be able to sit with such a man inside a room and interview him. The torture and slaughter of Iraqi civilians is reaching unprecedented heights with estimates of up to 655,000 dead. I do believe (based on ‘homework) that she was indeed born a psychopath (also not her fault), but she could have developed into a succesfull (albeit psychopatic) adult. In the process of doing research for this article, I watched a documentary about the case. This documentary film was the sequel to Nick Broomfield’s earlier work, ‘Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer’ (1993). June Richardson sums it up best, I think. She’s full of it. It’s like: the floodgates were opened, they can’t just be closed again. Looking for something to watch? 8 Best Movies and Shows Like Snowpiercer You Must See. View production, box office, & company info, Worst Oscar Best Pictures & Emmy Best Television Shows. Here’s the list of really good serial killer documentary movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. Crying, she thought, was a sign of weakness. You are an uneducated assumptious moron who knows nothing about how traumatic abuse can deeply scar a child. Mary Flora Bell (born 26 May 1957) is an English woman who, in 1968, aged 10–11, strangled two young boys to death in Scotswood, a district in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne.She was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of Martin Brown (aged 4) and Brian Howe (aged 3).. If they felt a need to comfort her, it was not apparent. Drinking To Oblivion sees Louis Theroux set about spending some time in the world of extreme drinkers, getting to know people who consume alcohol not just to excess but to the point of total oblivion... Childhood 2.0 isn't a typical tech documentary warning you of all the dangers that lurk behind social media these days (shots fired at Netflix :P). And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Since her release from prison in 1980, she has lived under a series of pseudonyms. [4] Mary herself says she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse, her mother forcing her from the age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. On 25 May 1968, the day before her 11th birthday, Mary Flora Bell strangled four-year-old Martin Brown. Her notes indicated a disturbing childish perversion, intertwined with a psychopathic tone.The failure to discover the true nature of Martin Brown’s death meant that the case eventually grew cold, with the people of Newcastle slowly forgetting and assuming that it was a one-off case, an anomaly. The episode is entitled “Psychopath Killers”. His second wife had noted how he loved starting fires, giving an indication to his troubled mental health. Then there are people like Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer who have reached the status of pop culture symbols with rampant use of their crimes in film and television. I worked with Norma many years ago and she was so not of this world she seemed to be living in another place all the time She had the judges summing up almost word perfect,really miss her as a p[poor wee thing.