“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.
Ron Iddles is widely known as Australia’s greatest detective. After 42 years of eliciting confessions and nabbing murderers, he had a 99% conviction rate. Known as ‘The Good Cop’, Ron reflects on the cases that stuck with him.
Kath Pettingill has given birth to some of Australia’s worst criminals. She had six sons, they all ended up with criminal records, and three of them ended up dead.