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130 - The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox

130 - The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox

October 14, 2019

The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox...

Australian locksmith Paul Parsons was hoping for forever-afters when he married his second wife Donna, a wrestler from the UK who went by the stage name “The Welsh Dragon.” Unfortunately for Paul, Donna tired of their union and decided he was worth more to her dead than alive. So she hired an amatuer hitman who aspired to be a vigilant like his hero "the Crow."

Fitness fanatic Russell 'The Fox' Cox loved yoga and jogging. He also dug guns and robbing banks. What he didn't love was spending time in prison. After a daring escape from the unescapable Katingal in 1977, Russell spent nearly 11 years on the run, robbing banks up and down the eastern seaboard and even committing murder.

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Thanks to Bridget Tomlinson for her TCNT on "SHOT IN THE HEART" by Mikal Gilmore.

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Aussie As: Jason Donovan.

 We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway in a Bloody Murder Hoody!
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We have randomly selected our winner for September and it is Laura Koblischke! Congratulations Laura, we'll be sending you a pair of the Sudio Solv Wireless Earbuds! 

To help True Crime Island celebrate it's third birthday we're hosting a listener meet up with Cambo and some other awesome podcasters.  True Blue True Crime and the Shit We Learned Overseas will be joining us, along with more special guests who are yet to confirm.  We'll be having the meet up at the Retreat Hotel on Sydney Rd, Brunswick at 4pm on Saturday October 19, 2019. So come along and have a drink with us!

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Sources: The Welsh Dragon. Wrestler gets 23 years for husband's murder, The Age, May 14, 2002. Housewife arrested after Australian killing, BBC News, 27 September, 200. Black Widows: Six notorious female killers who turned on their loved ones, Herald Sun, Staff writers, November 26, 2014. Meet Donna Marie Parsons, The Welsh Dragon, Herald Sun, Elissa Hunt, July 5, 2012. Woman Hired Hit Man To Kill Hubby, Wales Online, May 15 2002. R v Parsons; R v Stocker [2004] VSCA 92 (26 May 2004). HITMAN MURDER; Woman hired man to kill husband, the Free Library.com, Alex Lemon, 2002. Down For the Count by Geoff Wilkinson, Mugshots A Classic Collection of Thugs, Drugs and Mugs, Wilkinson Publishing, 15-07-2019. Hit Men, John Kerr, Penguin eBooks, March 1 2010

Sources: The Cunning Fox: Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox released from jail, The World Today - Wednesday, 8 December , 2004 by Andrew Geoghegan. Deadly memories of Ian Revell Carroll bring a warning for Russell Cox, Russell "Mad Dog" Cox was calm for a dangerous robber - and not without humour by Andrew Rule, HeraldSun, January 4, 2013. Dead men do tell tales... By John Silvester, The Age, July 30, 2011. Tought Nuts, Russell Mad Dog Cox. Onlinew Opinion: The tale of Russell 'The Fox' Cox and the prison that never was By Bernie Matthews 6 December 2004. Long Bay: A Prison History Hardcover – 15 Apr 2018, by Patrick Kennedy.

Sources Aussie As: The humble heroics of Jason Donovan. Jason Donovan puts out neighbour’s fire in Notting Hill dressed only in his undies, News Corp Australia Network, October 3rd 2019. Jason Donovan a good neighbour as he goes out in pants to fight fire, The Guardian, October 3rd 2019. Neighbours star Jason Donovan helps woman who collapsed in London, News.com.au, June 4, 2019. Night the Viper Wiped Out “Cheesy” Jason, The Sydney Morning Herald,September 25, 2007. I Tried To Party With Kate and Johnny at the Viper Room, The Mirror, 24 SEP 2007.

129 - Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning

129 - Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning

September 30, 2019

Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning...

Belgium native Els Van Doren was an experienced skydiver with over 2,300 jumps behind her. In November 2006, Els went skydiving with other members of the the Zwartberg Parachute Club, including her friends Els Clottemans and Marcel Somers. After leaping from a Cessna at 13,000 feet, Els was horrified to find that her parachute ropes had been cut and her parachutes wouldn't open. Els plummeted to the ground, dying on impact. But who would want the mother of two dead and why?

Ray Denning grew up as a damaged little boy. He was passed around relatives and spent time in and out of juvvy jail. He graduated from this criminal university to become a skilled serial armed robber, crafty prison escapologist and murderer. But in a strange turnaround he became a Prison rights activist and media darling. When he died in mysterious circumstances in 1993, Ray Denning had spent more than half his life in jail.

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Thanks to Ira Stoneham for his TCNT on "It's about Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father".

True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

Aussie As: An Aussie tradie goes on a drunken rampage in Bali.

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Bloody Murder In association with our mates at Sudio are offering great deals on Tolvs and their complete range. Just go to sudio.com and use the code bloody15 at checkout for a whopping 15% off and FREE shipping! 

We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're going to be holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway in a Bloody Murder Hoody!
Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

We have randomly selected our winner for September and it is Laura Koblischke! Congratulations Laura, we'll be sending you a pair of the Sudio Solv Wirless Earbuds! 

To help True Crime Island celebrate it's third birthday we're hosting a listener meet up with Cambo and some other awesome podcasters.  True Blue True Crime and the Shit We Learned Overseas will be joining us, along with more special guests who are yet to confirm.  We'll be having the meet up at the Retreat Hotel on Sydney Rd, Brunswick at 4pm on Saturday October 19, 2019. So come along and have a drink with us!

Sources Sex Lies and Parachutes: What Does It Feel Like To Skydive For the First Time? Skydive Danielson, March 16, 2017. Chute to Kill: Jealous Belgian Skydiver Convicted of Murder, Leo Cendrowicz, Time Magazine, Oct. 21, 2010. The Parachute Murder, Quora True Crime, Flora Belle Smith, May 27 2011. Els Van Doren – Murder In The Sky -Els”Babs” Clottemans on Trial, Patsy Stone, Crime Mystery Mayhem, Tapatalk.com. Belgian parachute murderer loses appeal, Reuters.com, Philip Blenkinsop, May 3, 201. Els Clottemans, Belgian Skydiver Who Doctored Parachute Of Love Rival, Gets 30 Years, Huffington Post, Robert Wielaard, October 21, 2010. The skydiver's fatal attraction, GlobalPost.com, Paul Ames, October 21, 2010. Murder at 13,000ft: The dramatic final moments of skydiving victim captured by her OWN camera, DailyMail.co.uk, September 26, 2010. Prosecutors: Skydiving love triangle led to murder, Associated Press, Raf Casert, September 24, 2010. Woman skydiver on trial for murdering love rival, Telegraph.co.uk, Bruno Waterfield, September 24, 2010. Belgian skydiver 'murdered love rival' during jump, BBC.co.uk, September 24, 2010

Sources: Ray Denning: My Life and Time By Don Catchlove, 1994. The Ray Denning Diary by Ray Denning, 1982. Ray Denning, The Runner, Toughnuts. Denning indemnity was reward by Chris Griffith, June 13, 1993, The Sun-Herald. www.maitlandgaol.com. Ray Denning and lessons unlearnt in our justice system, Jack the Insider Blog, The Australian, August 24, 2011. Australia’s infamous jailbreaks: From Ronald Ryan to John Killick, JACK THE INSIDER, The Australian, August 19, 2015. Intractable By Bernie Matthews. A view from a living hell, By Bernie Matthews - Friday, May 12, 2006. The Age, Dead men do tell tales...By John Silvester, July 30, 2011.

Aussie As Sources: Drunken Aussie Arrested After Bali Rampage, Fly-Kicking Man Off Motorbike, 10 Daily.com.au, 12 Aug 2019 . Bali: Australian tradie fly-kicks man on motorbike, 7news.com.au, Cindy Wockner, 10 August 2019.

127 - Killer Con Woman Brenda Nicholas and Melbourne Mick Sayers

127 - Killer Con Woman Brenda Nicholas and Melbourne Mick Sayers

September 16, 2019

Killer Con Woman Brenda Nicholas and Melbourne Mick Sayers...

Brenda Nicholas was a con artist and thief who preyed on elderly people. She often pretended to be a tarot reader named “Lady Monica,” who gained their trust before taking them for all they were worth. In 2011, she and her ragtag gang of petty criminals stabbed 70-year-old Navy veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient Patrick Fleming to death, just so they could steal his valuable coin collection.

Lovable rogue Michael "Melbourne Mick" Sayers was always looking for the next sure thing. This chronic punter had a life-long pathological addiction to gambling. Mick had it so bad, he would bet on anything and do whatever it took to feed his habit, including race fixing, armed robbery, drug dealing and murder. Drinking buddies with the likes of Neddy Smith and Graham Henry, after the fixing of Fine Cotton, in the end all he had to wager was the last thing of value he had... his life.

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Thanks to Angela Hayden for her TCNT on Mindhunters Season 2.

True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

Aussie As: A mullet-wearing bloke with face-tattoo's goes on a rather unique robbery spree.

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Bloody Murder In association with our mates at Sudio are offering great deals on Tolvs and their complete range. Just go to sudio.com and use the code bloody15 at checkout for a whopping 15% off and FREE shipping! 

We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're going to be holding monthly give-aways.
This month we'll be giving away a pair of these fucking majestic Sudio Tolv headphones to one of our lucky patrons.  Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.
We will be randomly selecting the winner on October 1st, 2019 and you will be notified by email.  Anyone who signs up to become a patron before that date will also be entered in to the draw.

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Don't forget our Melbourne Meetup on October 19th in Melbourne. With Cambo from True Crime Island and Sean from True Blue Crime. Venue to be announced.

Brenda Nicholas Sources: Killer Scammer: The True Story Of Brenda Nicholas, 2017, Ana Benson, Woman sentenced in vicious killing of Seattle veteran, Seattle News, Sara Jean Green, August 9, 2013,
Seattle woman charged in gruesome murder of elderly Navy vet, Komo News, Conor Christofferson, November 1st 2012. Man arrested in Seattle torture, stabbing dea, Seattle 911 Police and Crime Blog, Casey McNerthney, August 17, 2012. Vietnam Veteran Francis Patrick Fleming, US Navy, Targeted & Stabbed to Death By Brenda Nicholas & Charles Jungbluth for $60,000 Coin Collection, Military Justice For All, December 8th, 2011. Torture, rare coins, psychic readings key elements in brutal slaying, Kiro7 News, November 8th, 2012. 3rd person charged in December slaying of North Seattle man, the Seattle Times, Jennifer Sullivan, November 1st, 2012. Woman sentenced in vicious killing of Seattle veteran, the Seattle Times, Sara Jean Green, August 9, 2013. Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen “Senseless in Seattle,” Season 1, episode 5

Mick Sayers Sources: The Advertisier, Moran 'boasted' she had hubby Les killed by Mark Buttler and Padraic Murphy, March 10, 2011. Tough Nuts: The Gambler. The Advertisier, A life of lies that led to murder
Paul Anderson, March 10, 2011. The Age, Moran's last, fatal mistake, April 1, 2004. Gangland mum and former showgirl Judy Moran took up where Carl Williams left off, Paul Anderson, HeraldSun, June 21, 2013. Sydney Morning Herald, Man charged over Moran slaying, August 17, 2004. Sydney Morning Herald, Underworld man shot in daylight hit, June 22, 2003. Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney's deadliest pub crawl, October 4, 2005. Cowardly gunmen hiding in the night, Janet Fife-Yeomans, DailyTelegraph, January 14, 2012. Mr Rent-a-Kill’s widow Kathleen Flannery says she was offered $50,000 from Roger Rogerson, Janet Fife-Yeomans, The Daily Telegraph, March 12, 2019. The Real George Freeman: Thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim. By Tony Reeves. Hit Men, By John Kerr.

Aussie As Sources: Update: Tattooed, mullet-wearing vibrator thief arrested over string of robberies, MyGC.com.au, Matt McDonald, July 15th, 2019, Gold Coast sex toy theft: Police seeking man with face tattoos over allegedly stealing vibrators, the Gold Coast Bulletin, Kirstin Payne, July 11th, 2019

126 - Hero Husband Mark Winger and Nasty Nikolai Radev

126 - Hero Husband Mark Winger and Nasty Nikolai Radev

September 2, 2019

Hero Husband Mark Winger and Nasty Nikolai Radev...

In August 1995, Mark Winger shot a man named Roger Harrington twice in the head. Mark said he'd heard a noise and come upstairs to find Roger beating his beloved wife Donnah Winger to death with a hammer. After Roger's death, investigators soon determined that Mark had acted in self-defence. Sounds like a pretty straight forward case, doesn't it?

Bulgarian born Nikolai “The Russian” Radev was a nasty piece of work whose hobbies included extortion, blackmail and armed robbery. He had a well deserved reputation for viciousness and brutality in the Melbourne Underbelly. Fortunately for the rest of the world this awful awful rapist, murderer and career criminal would die the way he lived.

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Aussie As: Train streaker cheered through packed train slip’n’slide.

Bloody Murder thanks Sudio Headphones. Sudio want to revolutionize the way people see headphones, as not just a tech device but also an accessory. Currently, the headphones market can offer you one of two things: style or tech. The fashionable ones tend to lack the proper sound quality, while the high-tech variations are bulky and not design-oriented. Sudio aim bridge that gap. While emphasizing their modern, Scandinavian design, Sudio also provide a product that matches the quality of even the highest-rated headphones on the market for a fraction of the cost. And the Tolvs are the bees knees. With their wireless design, minimalistic charging case, and microphones on both sides, Tolv is the perfect way to listen to podcasts or music. Their sophisticated earbuds hold 7 hours of battery life while the portable case offers 4 additional charges for an astonishing 6 days of standby life. Tolv have also introduced a new graphene driver for intense and clear sound quality. And they feature the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology compatible with IOS and Android, and up to 15 meters of range.

Bloody Murder In association with our mates at Sudio are offering great deals on Tolvs and their complete range. Just go to sudio.com and use the code bloody15 at checkout for a whopping 15% off and FREE shipping! 

We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're going to be holding monthly give-aways.
This month we'll be giving away a pair of these fucking majestic Sudio Tolv headphones to one of our lucky patrons.  Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.
We will be randomly selecting the winner on October 1st, 2019 and you will be notified by email.  Anyone who signs up to become a patron before that date will also be entered in to the draw.

Mark Winger Sources: Donna Brown Pland to Wed Mark Winger, NY Times, 17 July, 1988. A Witness Comes Forward, CBS News, Mary-Jayne McKay, Jan 15, 2003. Was Mark Winger A Hero Or A Killer? CBS News, David Kohn, Jan 15, 2003. 48 Hours, “An Invitation To A Murder,” Sept 5, 2009. Forensic Files “A Welcome Intrusion,” 27 August, 2003. Prosecutors say man Concocted Story About Stalker Killing Wife, Daily Herald, May 21, 2002. Man charged in two 1995 deaths, Chicago Tribune, Linda Rockey, Aug 24, 2001. Wife finds new life after husband's murder conviction, The Southeast Outlook, Patti Smith, Jun 14, 2012. Winger Gets Another 35 Years In Murder For Hire Case, The State Journal Register, Chris Dettro, Jul 24, 2007. People Vs Winger, APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS FOURTH DISTRICT, Nov 8, 2016.

Nikolai Radev Sources: DailyTelegraph, Locked up with pervs 'for safety', March 14, 2008. Sydney Morning Herald, Tortured man who defrauded ATO sentenced, March 14, 2008. Herald Sun, Conman stressed by gangland torture session, by Kate Uebergang, March 12, 2008. The Age, Wise guys, tough guys, dead guys, December 14, 2003. Sydney Morning Herald, Real criminal wives bust the gangster's moll myth, by Andy Park, February 27, 2012. Tough Nuts, Nikolai Radev, The Invader. The Age, Bulgarian Nick dies in flurry of shots, April 17, 2003. Herald Sun, Career criminal Nikolai Radev gunned down in a Coburg street, by Paul Anderson, April 17, 2003. The Age, New lead in Bulgarian Nik's killing, December 13, 2003. The Age, Six named in underworld investigations, December 23, 2003. The Age, Why gangland's bloody code is hard to crack, April 20, 2003. Wikipedia.org, Nik_Radev.

Aussie As Sources: Train streaker cheered through packed train slip’n’slide , Phoebe Loomes, News.com.au, July 11, 2019. Melbourne train streaker slips and slides across Metro train, Nick D’Urbano, Herald Sun, July 11, 2019.

124 - Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 2

124 - Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 2

August 19, 2019

Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 2...

In part two of this two-part special, new father, 38-year-old Mad Dog Joe Sullivan soaks up some culture while honeymooning with his wife Gail. He then gets right back into knocking mobsters for "Fat Tony" Salerno and the Genovese family, including Mickey Spillane's top enforcer Tommy “The Greek” Kapatos, and Antonio Caponegro aka “Tony Bananas”. There was also a botched hit on Carmine “Lilo” Galante and a near miss on “Ol' Blue Eyes” himself, Frank Sinatra.

In the summer of 1978, Joe met with actor's Jon Voight and Robert Di Niro and directors Hal Ashby and John Hancock to discuss potential film projects.

After teaming up with some friends from the disco scene, Joe started sticking up payrolls and jewellery stores for a bit of a lark and some extra cash but ended up committing several murders of accomplices in bungled burglaries, before his last hit on “Johnny Flowers” Fiorino caused his dramatic capture.

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Aussie As: A Cairns couple are shocked when two gigantic scrub pythons come crashing through their ceiling mid-coitus.

Sources: Mobsters; Mad Dog Sullivan. www.biography.com. Tears and Tiers The Life and Times of Joseph"Mad Dog" Sullivan the only man to escape Attica Prison, the true story of a legend by Gail Sullivan. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster by T.J. English. streetlogicblog.com June 16, 2017, Death of a Mad Dog, by T.J. English.Village Voice, Secrets of the Mob by Tom Robbins, May 8, 2007. Notorious Rochester mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in prison. Gary Craig and Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle Published, June 15, 2017. Salt Lake Tribune, Ex-mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in NY state prison, June 16, 2017. The Irish Mob, Joseph Sullivan The Only Man To Escape From Attica by Owen Forsyth, February 21, 2019. britannica.com; Attica Correctional Facility by Linda Dailey Paulson. Archive.org; Attica Uprising, Official Report. mafia.wikia.org; Tony Salerno; Edward Cummiskey;Antonio Caponigro; Mickey Featherstone; Jimmy Coonan. CBC, The Fifth Estate, February 11, 2011

Sources Aussie As: White Rock ceiling cracks under weight of mating scrub pythons, by Chris Calcino, Cairns Post, 28/07/19. Huge mating pythons crash through ceiling as shocked couple watch on, by Melissa Buttigieg, Yahoo News, 28/07/19. Two Massive Snakes Just Fell Through A Queensland Ceiling After Rooting Too Hard by Lavender Baj, Pedestrian TV, 29/07/2019

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123 - Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 1

123 - Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 1

August 5, 2019

Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 1...

Contract killer “Mad Dog” Joe Sullivan started out life as a good Irish Catholic boy in a squarehead family in Queens. In part one of this two-part special, we cover how the sudden death of Joe's detective father, and the horrendous effect it had on his family broke something inside young Joe. And when Joe broke, he broke bad.

Mad Dog Sullivan spent most of his teen years in Juvenile Detention for petty crimes, before graduating to armed robberies and murder. After escaping from Attica maximum security prison, in 1971, Joe hit up made man John Sullivan for a job. Through John, Joe became a contract killer for “Fat Tony” Salerno and the notorious Genovese crime family. He is said to have disposed of Jimmy Hoffa's body for them and murdered two of Mickey Spillane's top gunman Tommy Devaney and "Eddie The Butcher" Cummiskey.
Under the tutelage of his murder mentor, George Barone, over the next several years Joe would go on to murder an estimated 30 people.

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Aussie As: Carl William's widow's hopes for a glamorous reality TV show are jeopardised when she and her gang allegedly bash and blackmail the producer.

Sources Joe Sullivan: Mobsters; Mad Dog Sullivan. www.biography.com. Tears and Tiers The Life and Times of Joseph"Mad Dog" Sullivan the only man to escape Attica Prison, the true story of a legend by Gail Sullivan. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster by T.J. English. streetlogicblog.com June 16, 2017, Death of a Mad Dog, by T.J. English.Village Voice, Secrets of the Mob by Tom Robbins, May 8, 2007. Notorious Rochester mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in prison. Gary Craig and Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle Published, June 15, 2017. Salt Lake Tribune, Ex-mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in NY state prison, June 16, 2017. The Irish Mob, Joseph Sullivan The Only Man To Escape From Attica by Owen Forsyth, February 21, 2019. britannica.com; Attica Correctional Facility by Linda Dailey Paulson. Archive.org; Attica Uprising, Official Report. mafia.wikia.org; Tony Salerno; Edward Cummiskey;Antonio Caponigro; Mickey Featherstone; Jimmy Coonan. SULLIVAN AND A 2D MAN GUILTY IN 2 L.I. MURDERS, New York Times, Nov 25th 1982. PEOPLE STATE NEW YORK v. MARCO TEDESCO Court Records (08/08/88). Ex-mobster Torpey arrested on drug charges, Democrat and Chronicle, Steve Orr, Aug 25, 2015. Notorious Rochester hit man dies in prison, The Five of New York City, Dapper Don, June 16, 2017. Who's Who Part Two, The Rochester Mob Wars. Whitey's Payback: And Other True Stories of Gangsterism, Murder, Corruption, T.J. English, 2013. Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing But the Truth, edited by Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, 2008.

Sources Aussie As: 'Talk and we'll kill you': Roberta Williams allegedly kidnapped TV producer, The Age, John Silvester, July 19, 2019. 'I thought I was dead', the Daily Mail, Wayne Flower, 24 July 2019. au.gofundme.com/f/roberta-williams-tv-series.

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122 - All That Remains Of Li Ping Cao and Stan ‘The Man’ Smith

122 - All That Remains Of Li Ping Cao and Stan ‘The Man’ Smith

July 22, 2019

All That Remains Of Li Ping Cao and Stan 'The Man' Smith...

When 42-year-old Cairns resident Li Ping Cao disappeared on November 30th, 2011, her 70-year-old husband Klaus Andres did an appalling job of feigning concern for her whereabouts. He didn't report her missing and used a press conference to try to convince the public she was a terrible, rebellious woman who had deserted her poor long-suffering husband. While he was out there spreading lies about her, Li Ping's body was dissolving in a bin full of acid. 

Sources: Trial date to be set next month for drug trafficker accused of attacking acid killer Klaus Andres in jail. Grace Mason, The Cairns Post. Feb 25, 2019. Mistress testifies at murder trial of Cairns man Klaus Andres, who dissolved wife's body in acid. ABC News By Kirsty Nancarrow and Sharnie Kim. 23 Dec 2013. Cairns man Klaus Andres says he dissolved his wife's body in acid after seeing it on TV. ABC News By Sharnie Kim. 10 Dec 2013. Klaus Andres accused of killing wife Li Ping Cao and dissolving her body in acid. Cleo Fraser and Melanie Petrinec, Cairns Post June 6 2013. A media interview conducted with Det Insp Bruno Asnicar and Klaus Andres. Daily Telegraph.TV show inspired Klaus Andres to dissolve wife's body in acid: court. Brisbane Times December 9, 2013. Police soon noticed husband’s odd behaviour. Grace Mason, The Cairns Post. December 17, 2016. Cairns wife killer Klaus Andres takes murder verdict appeal to Brisbane. Brooke Baskin, The Courier-Mail. May 16, 2015. The unlikely theories, CCTV footage and a pig experiment that helped catch a killer. Grace Mason, The Cairns Post. December 20, 2016. Behind the Crime, a great success! My Police Far North website, Sergeant Cary Coolican. Mar 31, 2017.

Stan “The Man” Smith was one of the most legendary criminal enforcers in the Sydney underworld from the late 1950’s through to the 1980’s. He was closely associated with big crime kingpins like Lenny McPherson and George Freeman. Although he was one of the most prolific hit men in Australian history, being responsible for at least 25 shootings and 15 murders, he only spent 3 months in prison.

Sources: The Sydney Morning Herald: Stan the Man, gangland heavyweight of the '80s, dies at 73 By Malcolm Brown. Crime and Investigation Channel; Tough Nuts; Stan Smith the Enforcer. Wikipedia; Stan Smith (criminal). Smith, Stanley John (Stan) (1937–2010) by Malcolm Brown. http://oa.anu.edu.au. Abc.net.au; The story of Stan 'The Man' Smith, one of Australia's most feared gangsters by Peter Hoysted. The Age; The Dirty Dozen, by John Silvester.

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Aussie As: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Darwin is handled in a typically Aussie fashion. 

Sources: Massive Indonesia earthquake shakes Darwin. Natasha Emeck and Will Zwar, NT News June 24, 2019. Darwin earthquake: Buildings evacuated after magnitude 7.2 quake rattles northern Australia. The New Daily June 24, 2019.

 

121 - The Assassination of Colin Winchester

121 - The Assassination of Colin Winchester

June 24, 2019

The Assassination of Colin Winchester...

Colin Winchester was the Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and the commander of the ACT police force. When he was assassinated in his driveway in the summer of 1989, the nation was sent into a state of shock. These feelings were taken over by anger as the investigation dragged on, until finally five years after the murder a lone crazed gunman named David Eastman was arrested. Did the police have the right man or was this killing, as speculated by the media, a professional hit by the the all powerful Calabrian mafia?

Sources: The Guardian: Colin Winchester’s murder and how the case against David Eastman collapsed. By Christopher Knaus. ABC News: David Eastman and Colin Winchester: Two 'cracks' in the night echoed across 30 years. By Elizabeth Byrne and Jordan Hayne. ABC News: Murdered AFP officer Colin Winchester 'gave mafia informant a gun', David Eastman trial hears. By Elizabeth Byrne. The Sydney Morning Herald: Winchester and the Mafia: The police sting that bit back. By John Silvester. The Canberra Times: If David Eastman didn't murder Colin Winchester, then who did? By Peter Brewer. The Canberra Times: Colin Winchester murder unsolved 30 years on. Crime Investigation Australia: The Colin Winchester Assassination. The Monthly: The retrial of David Eastman. By Sam Vincent. News.com.au: David Eastman not guilty of Colin Winchester murder. Herald Sun: The case against the Calabrian mafia mobsters, suspected of murdering AFP’s Colin Winchester. By Keith Moor. Bega District News: Not guilty Eastman in line for huge compo. By Rebecca Gredley.WikiPedia: Colin Winchester."Inquiry into the Conviction of David Harold Eastman for the Murder of Colin Stanley Winchester" REPORT OF THE BOARD OF INQUIRY. Supreme Court of Australia.

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Aussie As: Serial killer Ivan Milat's nephew has some choice words for the press about his uncle's cancer diagnosis. 

 

119 - Neddy Smith Special Edition

119 - Neddy Smith Special Edition

June 11, 2019

Neddy Smith Special Edition...

Neddy Smith is one of Australia's most infamous and feared criminals. Partnering with the likes of other underworld figures, including Graham “Abo” Henry and Christopher “Mr Rent-a-kill” Flannery, Neddy tore through Sydney's underworld in the 1970's and 80's. Robbing, raping, selling heroin and murdering with near impunity thanks to a green light given to him by corrupt NSW detective Roger Rogerson.

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Aussie As: A burglar got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob the home of father of 12, Kym Abrook.

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118 - Motivated To Death and Dino the Sunshine Boy

118 - Motivated To Death and Dino the Sunshine Boy

May 27, 2019

Motivated To Death and Dino the Sunshine Boy...

In 2009, motivational speaker and self-help author Jeffrey Locker was stabbed to death in his car in East Harlem. What initially seemed to be a robbery gone wrong turned out to be something far more complicated. 

Dino “The Sunshine Boy” Dibra was a violent thug by the age of 12, jailed by 19, a ruthless multiple killer at 23 and murdered by 25. He was described by his family as having a heart of gold. But others saw him as murderer, standover man, drug dealer and kidnapper who wreaked havoc with the likes of Melbourne underworld figures Andrew "Benji" Venimen, Mark Mallia, Paul Kallipolitis and Carl Williams.

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In this weeks Aussie As, Tara tells us about Open Ya C#nt: A Sydney fishing shop owner defends his choice of shop opening sign.

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