130. The Callous Murder of Mary Gough Whelan | Ireland

Transcript

Colin Whelan planned his wife’s murder, before they were even married. He doubled their life insurance, and searched the internet using phrases like death by strangulation’  and ‘asphyxiation’. The calculating groom even studied the court transcript of an American case, that of serial killer Henry Louis Wallace, using his method as inspiration. Then his wife died after falling down the stairs. Before Whelan could be brought to justice, he disappeared in an apparent suicide, but investigators felt he faked his own death…

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Resources

Book

Till Death Do Us Part – Siobhán Gaffney

YouTube

The Case I Can’t Forget – The Murder of Mary Gough

Articles

5 of the most evil men Ireland has ever seen

Colin Whelan relative ordered to pay for breach of bail

Chilling voice of wife murderer Colin Whelan to be broadcast for first time

Tourist leads police to Irishman on the run

Life for ‘callous’ murder of wife

Killer Whelan researched murder on the internet

Tourist tip-off sees alleged wife killer held in Spanish jail

Colin Whelan Murder Trial

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.