Nina Funnell is a journalist, academic, activist and survivor of sexual assault. She’s cowritten a report on sexual assault on Australian University campuses and her findings are disturbing to say the least.
This is part 2 of our conversation with Mary and Katie. If you haven’t yet, go back and listen to part 1, My Sister, The Killer.
The story of how Anna Horneshaw came to murder her housemate picks up with her family begging the mental health services for help. Even Anna herself pleaded, “I’m suicidal and homicidal, please admit me.” With the risk of a violent outburst rising, the family was too terrified to call the police, because they shoot mentally ill people. Part 2 delves into why help never came, Anna’s sentencing, and how the years in prison has changed her life.
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“Melbourne woman murders man for cigarettes.” It was one of the most salacious headlines to ever appear in an Australian newspaper. But in this episode, we’re going behind the headline.
Narelle Fraser spent 27 years in the police force investigating the most heinous crimes. She dedicated her life to helping victims of horrific sexual and violent crime, exposing herself to death and trauma on a daily basis.
Let’s wind back to the glory days of print. In the 70s, Megan Norris was a cadet journalist who was told she wouldn’t last until Christmas because the other ‘token girl cadet’ on the team was prettier. Today, Megan is a court reporter and bestselling author who has seen some of the most gruesome cases you could imagine.
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