Phoebe's Fall
Phoebe's Fall
Oct 27, 2016
Episode 6: Inquest & Aftermath
Play • 44 min

We dissect the coroner's finding in Phoebe's case, raising serious questions about his conclusion and the methods he used to reach it. We examine the consequences of challenging a poor finding. And we reveal the Facebook post that prompted this podcast.

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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 for privacy information.
49 min
The Nurse
The Nurse
Camille Bianchi
S2E1 Another Nurse
We go back to the Launceston General Hospital: the year is 1989. Benjamin Felton was just 13 years old when he admitted to the hospital with stomach pain. From that day, his life was never the same - there was another nurse. For anyone seeking help or counselling for issues raised in this episode, contact Laurel House if you're a local or BlueKnot Any information or tips Theme - Stronger Together - Myuu Among Us - Myuu Poltergeist (Horror Soundscape) - Myuu Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 001 by Sascha Ende Link: License: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod Link: License: Dark Secrets (DECISION) by Sascha Ende Link: License: Bad Encounter - Myuu Sebastian J F by Philip Rice Link: License: What Could Have Been - Myuu Troublemaker Theme - Myuu Tension Builders Inc by Brian Holtz Music Link: License: Abstraction by Luca Fraula Link: License: Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 002 by Sascha Ende Link: License:   See for privacy and opt-out information.
43 min
Murder in the Land of Oz
Murder in the Land of Oz
That's Not Canon Productions
Lynette Daley
Trigger warnings: murder, sexual violence, assault. Lynette Daley was a 31-year-old Aboriginal woman who lived in the Clarence Valley, northern NSW. She was a mother of seven and a beloved daughter who had fallen on hard times and was experiencing homelessness. In 2011, on Australia Day, two local lowlifes asked her to accompany them on a camping trip to the isolated Ten Mile Beach, north of Iluka. They kept Lynette drinking throughout the day, and at night, while Lynette was too drunk to fight back, they performed a violent sex act that left Lynette with internal lacerations so severe that she bled to death. Despite a colossal amount of evidence against the two men who committed this heinous crime, the Department of Public Prosecutions repeatedly declined to prosecute the case. This lack of care from the government led Lynette’s family to wonder: if a white woman was left to die at the hands of two black men, would they have been allowed to go free? Lynette Daley’s case did a lot to expose the biases that are inherent within our court system. While no official ever came out and said that Lynette was treated differently due to being Indigenous, many of the nation’s top legal minds were on hand to point out the bloody obvious. Lynette’s family had to endure years of torment and anguish as the men who killed their daughter in a such a violent and degrading manner were allowed to walk free. If you’re in Australia, you can watch the episode of Four Corners entitled Callous Disregard which covers Lynette’s case here You can read more about the case and the inquest here You can read an excellent piece by Professor Marcia Langton, who is an absolute queen and massive advocate for Lynette and all Indigenous people, here To read more about Adrian Attwater and Paul Maris’ trial and sentencing, go here Support this show   See for privacy and opt-out information.
56 min
Crime Analyst
Crime Analyst
Laura Richards
8: The Forgotten Victims | Part 08 | Interview with Julie Bindel
Laura’s interview with author, journalist, campaigner and survivor Julie Bindel. Julie lived in Leeds at the time and the day before Jacqueline Hill was murdered and close to where she was killed, Julie was followed by a man fitting PS’s description on her way back from the pub.   Julie shares with Laura what happened that night, what it was like living through this in West Yorkshire at the time, the police response, terminology including prostitution vs sex worker, how we prevent male violence and so much more. You will not want to miss this fascinating interview.   Julie has written extensively on rape, domestic violence, sexually motivated murder, prostitution and trafficking, child sexual exploitation and stalking.   Julie wrote the book  The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth ( , is a detailed examination of the global ‘sex workers’ rights’ movement and how the ‘happy hooker’ narrative has come to shape our perceptions - including many women involved in prostitution - of what is misleadingly named as ‘the oldest profession’   You can buy Julie’s book on Amazon:   #CrimeAnalyst #TheForgottenVictims #WomenMatter #MaleViolence #Survivor #Rape #Prostitution #DomesticViolence #TrueCrime #Podcast     Sources   The R Word, Netflix 2020
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