The Killing Spree: Hunting Joanne Dennehy (Channel 5, Tuesday, June 18, 2024)

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Channel 5 presents an in-depth 90 minute documentary, The Killing Spree: Hunting Joanne Dennehy, offering a comprehensive account of the heinous crimes perpetrated by one of Britain’s most notorious female serial killers, Joanne Dennehy. The program airs on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

This documentary investigates the tragic crimes of Joanne Dennehy, who has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole—a rare sentence for a female offender in Britain. Dennehy is responsible for the murders of three men and the stabbing of two others, leaving a trail of devastation in her wake.

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Through first-hand accounts from witnesses and those involved in the case, the film retraces Dennehy’s transformation from a Home Counties schoolgirl to a cold-blooded killer. It explores how she stabbed her victims and disposed of their bodies in ditches around Peterborough, evading capture for a tense 10-day period.

The film features insights from police officers who led the complex investigation, as well as witnesses and neighbors, painting a chilling portrait of Dennehy’s crimes. Their accounts shed light on the events leading up to the murders and the subsequent manhunt as Dennehy went on the run, taunting authorities and continuing her violent spree.

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With rare access to those closest to the case, The Killing Spree: Hunting Joanne Dennehy provides a detailed and disturbing insight into the mind of a female serial killer, offering a unique perspective on her crimes and the impact they had on the community.

The Killing Spree: Hunting Joanne Dennehy airs on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 10:00 PM on Channel 5.

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