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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".

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

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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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Become a Bloody Murder Patron for loads of extra episodes (including our early stuff), early release of some episodes, free merchandise and other sweet, sweet benefits. And now monthly give-aways! See below for details.

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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: 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.