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Thread #75102   Message #3043948
Posted By: Jack Campin
30-Nov-10 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
I thought I'd try to find the story behind the Swedish polska "Pennknivsmordaren" ("The Penknife Killer") written by the fiddler H.L. Erlandsson while in jail for killing someone with a penknife. So I googled for it. Didn;t find that, but I found an astonishing number of news stories about penknife killings.

Benjamin Cooper, 35, killed mother-of-three Claire Marshall by hacking at her throat with a pen-knife before he grabbed a larger blade in a bid to cut her from ear to ear.

A MAN who admitted murdering a 93-year-old woman on Christmas Eve last year was yesterday sentenced to life and will spend a minimum of 16 years behind bars. Daniel Jebb, 22, had earlier admitted stabbing Peggy Weir with a tartan-handled penknife at her flat in Raglan Street, Maryhill.

A SCHOOLBOY who stabbed a young man to death during a brawl was ordered to be detained for five years yesterday. But a judge refused to lift reporting restrictions which prevent the 15-year-old from being identified even though he will be 16 tomorrow - the age when accused can be named. He scuffled with Gregor Gibb, 21, at Sheiling service station, in Gleniffer Road, Paisley, last August. Gregor, of Fauldswood Crescent, fell to the gound, the boy landed on top of him and his penknife pierced the victim's chest and heart.

Two weeks after sending [Roma Lonergan] 27 red roses to mark her 27th birthday, the chemicals factory process operator went to her house. After a struggle he ripped her mouth open with his pen knife before cutting her throat on the bathroom floor.

Trainee painter and decorator Thomas was walking to shops in Ferguslie Park Avenue, Paisley, when McCarthy stabbed him through the heart with a pen-knife.

Tracie Andrews is up for release next year after serving only 14 years of a life stint for slitting the throat of fiancé Lee Harvey and stabbing him nearly 40 times with a pen knife.

Looks like the ballad-mongers got it right.