In February 2005, Melbourne woman Maria Korp was found clinging to life in the boot of her car. The car had been abandoned near the War Memorial, a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s police headquarters on St Kilda Road, and Narelle Fraser was among the first on the scene when it was reported by a security guard.
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Doug O’Loughlin was a founding member of the Victorian Special Operations Group. His job was to deal with sieges, hostage situations, terrorist attacks and everything in between.
Sent on a simple errand to the local shops by her mother, six-year-old Kylie Maybury never made it home alive. Her body was found the following day, discarded in a gutter, but the circumstances of her death, and the identity of her killer remained unknown for 33 years.
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.