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July 22, 2021

S03E07 - Theodore Johnson (A Story of Uxoricide)


In the seventh episode of British Murders Season 3, I tell the story of Theodore Johnson.

After being born in Jamaica in 1954, Theodore emigrated to the UK with his first wife, Yvonne Johnson, in 1980.

In 1981, Theodore was sent to prison for three years after being charged with Yvonne's manslaughter.

Theodore went on to kill two more female spouses, a crime known as uxoricide, between 1993 and 2016.

He was sentenced to serve a minimum term of 26 years in prison on January 5, 2018. The sentence would later be increased to 30 years.

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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My recording equipment:
Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Audacity

Edited in:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Audacity

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:

Sentencing Guidelines Council. (2005, November). Manslaughter by Reason of Provocation. Sentencing Guidelines Secretariat. https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Manslaughter_by_Reason_of_Provocation.pdf

BBC News. (2018a, January 2). Triple killer Theodore Johnson admits murdering ex-partner. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42540995

BBC News. (2018b, January 4). Probe call over triple partner killer Theodore Johnson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42563372

BBC News. (2018c, January 5). Triple killer Theodore Johnson jailed for 26 years. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42583114

BBC News. (2018d, March 8). Triple killer Theodore Johnson has jail term increased. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43332817

Pasha-Robinson, L. (2018, January 5). Theodore Johnson: Serial wife killer jailed for 26 years after murdering third partner. Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/theodore-johnson-serial-wife-killer-26-years-murdering-third-partner-angela-best-old-bailey-courts-a8144176.html

Sky. (2018, January 5). Triple killer Theodore Johnson jailed for “merciless” attack on ex-girlfriend. Sky News. https://news.sky.com/story/serial-killer-theodore-johnson-jailed-for-26-years-11196527

Turton, A. (2018, January 5). Theodore Johnson: How the Express & Star reported trial in 1981 over death of first wife. Express & Star. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2018/01/05/theodore-johnson-how-the-express--star-reported-trial-in-1981-over-death-of-first-wife/

Grierson, J. (2018, January 7). Killer on conditional release who murdered partner given life sentence. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/05/man-theodore-johnson-on-conditional-release-who-killed-partner-lied-to-authorities-about-relationship

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Green Flag. (2019, April). Green Flag Award 2019. Haringey Council. https://www.haringey.gov.uk/sites/haringeygovuk/files/finsbury_park-green-flag-report-2019.pdf

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, June 3). Theodore Johnson (serial killer). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Johnson_(serial_killer)

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