Story Topic: Crime

Rosalyn Boyce (England)

Photography by Brian Moody Some years ago, Rosalyn Boyce’s life catapulted into a downward spiral when she was raped by a man who broke into her Surrey home. In 2014 she met her attacker in prison and offered him her forgiveness. He broke into my house and found me reading in bed while my two-year-old… more

Rebecca DeMauro (USA)

Photography by Johnny Rozsa In 1999 Rebecca DeMauro’s 12-year-old daughter, Andria, was murdered in Arkansas. Devastated and broken by the event, it was only when she chanced to watch the trial of the Green River Killer on TV that her feelings of loathing and vengeance shifted. On 15th May 1999, my life changed forever when… more

Julie Chimes (England)

In 1986 Julie Chimes agreed to let an emotionally distressed acquaintance wait in her cottage until her busy doctor boyfriend was able to make the time to get home in order to assess his patient. No one, not even the woman’s psychiatrist or family, knew that she had recently taken herself off all medication for… more

Debbie McLeland (USA)

Photography by Johnny Rozsa On 16th September 2001, eight members of an American student cross-country team were killed when a one-tonne truck driven by fellow student Clint Haskins ploughed into their vehicle. It was the worst loss-of-life traffic accident in the history of the State of Wyoming. Among the dead was 21-year-old Morgan McLeland. Since… more

Jayne Stewart (England)

Jayne and her brother were sexually abused by their father for many years. He denies that the abuse ever happened. As an adult, Jayne cut off all contact with her father, but in 1998 she decided to get back in touch with him and has continued to dialogue despite irreconcilable differences. Tragically, in 1999, Jayne’s… more

Anne Marie Hagan (Canada)

Anne Marie Hagan’s father, Thomas Hagan, was 56 years old when he was murdered in 1979 in the little fishing village of Kingman’s Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. He received 16 axe cuts, several in the head, neck and face. The 30-year-old man who committed the act was his neighbour. He was suffering from schizophrenia, and he… more

Richard McCann (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1975, one week before his sixth birthday, Richard McCann’s mother became the first victim of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper. As a result Richard’s life went into a downward spiral and it wasn’t until many years later that he was able to use his experience to create a lasting and… more

Simon Wilson (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1992, Simon Wilson, was the victim of a hit and run car crash in rural Norfolk which left him chronically disabled. The driver was never caught but Simon’s experience led him to train for ordained ministry. He is a Public Preacher and co-ordinates RoadPeace in East Anglia – a national… more

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