Fighting the ultimate crime. Part 2
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WARNING: Disturbing content. Ex homicide detective Rowland Legg joins the show again to talk more about the murders he's solved and the evil men he's put behind bars.

Read Rowland Legg's exclusive columns in the Herald Sun.

 

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CLAREMONT: The Trial
CLAREMONT: The Trial
The West Australian
S2E103: THE SENTENCING: 'Coward' Edwards likely to die in prison
After 20 years of hiding in plain sight, sadistic killer and brutal rapist Bradley Edwards will likely never leave jail and die without his freedom, after he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 40 years. If he makes it that long, he will be 88, taking into consideration time served. But that just means in 2060 he can apply for parole, it doesn't mean he'll be released. As Justice Hall revealed his sentence, more than a year since his trial began and almost four years to the day since he was arrested, he told Edwards he would likely die in jail. "You committed these offences as a much younger man and have had the undeserved benefit of your liberty for many years due to the fact that it took many years to identify you as the perpetrator," he said. Those offences, he committed in his 20s, but one of his victims, who was 17 at the time bravely told of how the sadistic rapist's act 25 years ago changed her, but wouldn't define her. Her powerful words left even seasoned police officers holding back tears. “the definition of a coward," The Karrakatta victim said. “He preyed on weak, vulnerable young women who didn’t stand a chance." “How pathetic. It has been much easier in terms of impact to realise there was no evil genius at work here, he slipped through the cracks because he is unremarkable.” "And now I will leave this behind. I will leave this courtroom and finally go and live my life without you in it. I will live it joyously, respectfully and gratefully for myself, my family and for the lives that were lost. I will live and you won’t." "And as one of the victims of your crimes, I hope you are treated as well in prison as you have treated us." Even though he didn't give a life without parole sentence, Lee Rimmer, Jane's sister said he was happy, and WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson spoke for a community. “It is my sincere hope, for the sake of the victims, for the sake of the families and friends and indeed for the safety of our community, that Edwards will never be released from prison,” Mr Dawson said. In this final podcast, Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke, Alison Fan and Damien Cripps digest, analyse and take in the sentence - and the case that's gripped the state for more than two decades. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 min
Australian True Crime
Australian True Crime
Smart Fella
Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2
The 2nd part of the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.   Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it. Music courtesy of bensound.com A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time.  To the participants, this project wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art. Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here. FB: @facebook.com/stillnotaskingforit.rbp IG: @rorybanwell @stillnotaskingforitproject Website: @stillnotaskingforit.org If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact 1800Respect on 1800 737 732.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 min
True Crime Conversations
True Crime Conversations
Mamamia Podcasts
The Melbourne Schoolgirl Strangler
It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in Spring, 1930. Mena Griffiths is 12 years old and living with her family in suburban Melbourne. There’s a park she often visits with her friends and she asks her parents if she can go out and play.  Her parents can’t know that there’s a man sitting at a local hotel bar. He’s about 30 years old. He is known to the community as a family man, with a wife named Bernice and a baby named Joan. At 18 he had been sent to a reformatory prison for theft. Shortly after his release, he was sent back to prison for armed robbery and wounding a station master. They can’t know that his crimes are on the verge of becoming more extreme. And that as he watches the young girls play in the nearby park, he decides to finish his drink, and approach a little girl. They can’t know that what he does will only be the beginning. He will go on to commit a series of crimes so horrific, that he will be hanged at Pentridge Prison. CREDITS Guest: Katherine Kovacic (www.katherinekovacic.com) Host: Jessie Stephens Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Executive Producer: Gia Moylan CONTACT US Tell us what you think of the show via email at truecrime@mamamia.com.au   Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group  If any of the contents in this episode have cause distress know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 min
Naked City
Naked City
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
The death of a neo-Nazi crime boss
Phillip Grant Wilson was a neo-Nazi and a killer. He recruited a gang and according to one police report, ''This group undertook intense physical fitness training for the purpose of establishing a physical and mental advantage over police, especially the Special Operations Group, against whom they fully expected to come up against at some time in the future.'' Detective Sergeant John Morrish of the armed robbery squad was one of the key investigators who worked on Wilson. Morrish was known to have an intense dislike of people who used guns to terrorise members of the public. He wasn't too fond of Nazis either. On August 4, 1987, the Iceman was shot dead in an ambush outside a South Yarra chiropractic clinic. The murder remains unsolved. Silvester has a recorded interview with Wilson, and we hear John Morrish’s recollections, including that he was initially considered a suspect in Wilson’s murder. Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find us. Become a subscriber: our supporters power our newsrooms and are critical for the sustainability of news coverage. Becoming a subscriber also gets you exclusive behind-the-scenes content and invitations to special events. Click on the links to subscribe https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 min
Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
Tara Sariban and Barney Black
179. Neo-Nazi Jonathan Haynes
Inspired by reading Hitler's Mein Kampf and feeling that he himself had the soul of an artist, white supremacist Jonathan Haynes launched a campaign of murderous attacks against those he believed were the purveyors of fake Aryan beauty. TCNT: Libby Spicer tells us about the Youtube show, That Chapter. Aussie As: Barney informs us of the shit towns of Australia. For our sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com. Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get Stickers and hand-made Barney Badges! See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise. True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true or fiction crime related! Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward! Bloody Murder is supported by BetterHelp BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more. You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it's so convenient.   You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.   As a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount code: BLOODYMURDER So why not get started today? Go to betterhelp.com/bloodymurder Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love.   That’s: betterhelp.com/bloodymurder  With the discount code: BLOODYMURDER   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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