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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - April 23, 1953, Kingsport, TennesseeKingsport times thurs., april 23, 1953 5 women drove him to murder clerk Christie declares by Robert 4usel London Christie accused netting Hill was described in his own words As a Man driven to murder by the lust of women. The mild a a n n e r e d clerk charged with the slaying of four women whose bodies were found entombed in his dreary apart ment in London s netting Hill Section listened attentively to a confession he purportedly made following his capture March 31. Three victims found sealed in the Walls of Christie s apartment were Young women. The fourth hidden beneath the flooring was i his wife Ethel. Public prosecutor to. F. Claxton read a statement in magistrate s1 court in which Christie 55, said his wife died in a choking fit and the Young women Maclennan Kathleen Maloney and Rita Nelson forced them selves upon him against his wishes. Claxton read the entire state ment in an Effort to prove that Christie should face trial on quadruple murder charges in a crime of passion that led to one of London s greatest manhunt. Christie s statement in the night of dec. 14 he awakened to find his wife beside him in bad choking. He was unable to restore her breathing and was that s when i could t Bear to see her so i got a stocking and tied it around her neck to put her to the statement said. Christie said he left his wife s body in bed for two or three Days and then pulled up the floor boards and dumped the body there. J one january evening the statement continued Christie went out to get some fish and chips for his dog and cat. On the Way Back to his apart ment the statement said a Drunken woman accosted him and demanded Money. I said i m not interested and i Haven t Money to throw May. I m not like that Christie s statement said the then demanded 30 shill i Ings and said she would scream and say i had interfered with her if a did t give it to the girl later identified As Kathleen Maloney pushed her Way into his Home and removed her clothes in the Kitchen he said. I tried to get her out and she picked up a frying pan to hit he said. I closed with her and there. Was a struggle and she fell Back on the chair. It was a deck chair. There was a piece of rope hanging from the to Kristie said the next thing he remembered the girl was lying still in the chair with the rope tied around her he said he put her body into a Small Alcove in the Wall behind the sink. I in february he sat Down in a cafe opposite two girls. One of them was Rita Nelson who said she was looking for a room. He said she suggested making it worthwhile for him it he would recommend her to the landlord but he was not inter ested in such a transaction. She became angry and threatened to have some of her boy friends beat him up. Christie s statement said he next remembered she was on the floor. I must have put her in the Alcove right he said he met Hectorina Mac Lennan coming out of a cafe with a Man and they told him they had no place to stay. He took them to his Flat where they remained several Days until the Man became obnoxious and Christie asked them to leave. They left he said but Hec Torina returned and insisted on staying in his apartment. She was very funny about he said. Got hold of her Arm and tried to Lead her out. In pushed her out of the kitchen.1 she started struggling like any thing and some of her clothing got torn. She then sort of fell1 Limp As i had hold of her. She Sank to the ground and i think some of her clothing must have got caught around her neck in the Christie said he shoved Hor into the Alcove and continued to live in the apartment for about three weeks before leaving. He said wandered around Lon Don until police found him. 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