Mens Rea:  A true crime podcast

Penny and Duncan McAllister married young. But by all accounts, their marriage flourished while Duncan pursued his career as an officer in the British Army. In 1990, they moved to Armagh. Through their involvement in the diving community they met a young soldier with the UDR, Susan Christie. 

Nine months later, both women would be injured while out walking in a secluded forest, and Penny was horrifically killed.. But who had been the attacker?


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Theme Music:

Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod ( ( ) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License



Nicholas Davies, A Deadly Kind of Love (Blake: London, 1994) Find it here (,aps,331&sr=8-2-fkmr0)  

Dive Club Northern Ireland “SS Chirripo” 

“A mistress driven to murder” in The Herald Scotland (18 February 1995)   

Sean McMahon, “Part One: Crime of passion and lies” in The Belfast Telegraph (4 July 2008)   

Judgment of the Court of Appeal – November 1992 find it here ('s%20Reference%20(No%202%20of%201992).pdf)  

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