“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. That ‘Melbourne woman’ was Mary K. Pershall’s daughter. And she was Katie Horneshaw’s sister. Mary and Katie join us in this episode to discuss how their beautiful Anna turned into a murderer. How mental illness slowly stole away the girl they knew. And how they never stopped trying to save her.

Look out for part two of this story next week.

Show notes Episode 12:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Mary K. Pershall and Katie Horneshaw

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This show is dedicated to the memory of Zvonimir Petrovski (Johnny)

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