Jul 9, 2015

TRUE CRIME WRITER - The Wimbledon Tennis Killer - July 2015 on CrimeMagazine.com by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy

Other tennis  players have been convicted of theft, tax evasion, embezzlement, and drug offenses but only one Wimbledon player has ever been convicted of murder. Vere St. Leger Goold had money, style and good looks and his adoring fans expected him to win the Wimbledon final.  He had battled so hard to get there. Instead, the “wild Irishman” with a razor sharp volley and magnificent backhand lost the match – which should have been his finest hour. Years later, he would be arrested in Marseilles with a dead woman's head in a "hat box".

You can read his tragic story published in CRIMEMAGAZINE.COM here. Twitter @siobhanpatmul