Mens Rea:  A true crime podcast

In September of 1977, Kirk Anderson a 21 year old American Mormon missionary is reported missing in Ewell, a town just south and west of London. Three days later, Kirk turns up again. Reports emerged that he had been kidnapped by a woman who was obsessed with him, and forced to have sex with her.

But Joyce McKinney was a petite pretty blonde woman, and the British press and public were incredulous at the idea that anyone would have objected to her company for a few days and nights.

So, was Joyce McKinney a woman who was just trying to get her man back, or was she a deranged stalker who had kidnapped and raped a man?

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Sources:

Anthony Delano, Joyce McKinney and the case of the Manacled Mormon (London: Revel Barker, 2009) purchase here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Joyce-McKinney-Case-Manacled-Mormon-ebook/dp/B00COQMB4G/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=joyce+mckinney&qid=1582670735&sr=8-3)  

Phil Helsel, “Woman, 68, charged in Los Angeles area hit-and-run death of Holocaust survivor”  from NBCnews.com (http://nbcnews.com/) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-68-charged-los-angeles-area-hit-run-death-holocaust-n1026531 (4 July 2019) 

“Psychiatric evaluation ordered for woman suspected in Valley Village hit-and-run death of Holocaust survivor” from DailyNews.com (http://dailynews.com/) https://www.dailynews.com/2019/07/05/psychiatric-evaluation-ordered-for-woman-suspected-in-valley-village-hit-and-run-death-of-holocaust-survivor/ (5 July 2019)   

David Batty, “Joyce McKinney: from Mormon manacling to dog cloning” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/news/blog/2008/aug/08/joycemckinneyfrommormonman (8 August 2008)   

“A Mormon, a beauty queen and manacles...” from WalesOnline.co.uk (http://walesonline.co.uk/) https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/mormon-beauty-queen-manacles-2205353 (29 January 2008)   

“Cloned-dog owner is '70s fugitive” in The Denver Post https://www.denverpost.com/2008/08/09/cloned-dog-owner-is-70s-fugitive/ (9 August 2008)   

Andrew Anthony, “Joyce McKinney and the battle of the tabloids” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/oct/16/mckinney-mormon-missionary-sex-tabloid (16 October 2011)   

Roy Greenslade, “Judge finds for filmmaker in 'manacled Mormon' case” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2013/oct/17/joyce-mckinney-california (17 October 2013)   

Eriq Gardner, “Errol Morris heads to trial against irate plaintiff at center of 2011 documentary 'Tabloid'” in The Hollywood Reporter https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/errol-morris-heads-trial-irate-854823 (15 January 2016)   

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manacled_Mormon_case

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