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Donald Hume is best known for beating a murder charge in England and then being caught for another murder in Switzerland.
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Hume shot and mortally wounded the brave man. Shortly afterwards Hume was overpowered, snarling like a dog at his captors. Maag's death was the one crime he was not going to escape from.
With the masquerade finally over Hume, was committed to the Regensdorf Jail in Zurich, where he stood trial for eight months. During that time he was visited by the faithful Trudi,
who admitted to still loving him.
Hume was unique among criminals for facing trial twice for two different murders in two different countries. Throughout the trial he still tried to dominate proceedings and displayed both egomania and a pathological lack of understanding of the magnitude of his crimes. As there was no capital punishment in Switzerland, Hume was sentenced to hard labor for life.
In 1976 the Swiss authorities sent Hume back to Britain where he was assessed by psychiatrists and incarcerated in the infamous Broadmoor prison for 15 years.
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