Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
131 - The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island

131 - The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island

October 28, 2019

The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island...

On July 5th, 2012, Cindy Masonwell and her husband Scott Maitland flew from Mt Isa to Cairns, in far north Queensland, to pick up their HJ Holden Sandman Panel Van. The couple loved their sweet ride and entrusted a mechanic named Brandon Peter Macgowen to restore it at a local workshop. They would never be seen alive again. This is the story of the Sandman Panel Van murders.

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Aussie As: The Randy Handyman

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Sandman Sources: Doctor details grisly injuries found on dead Cindy Masonwells and Scott Maitland to Cairns court, Caitlin Drysdale, The Cairns Post, August 21, 2014, Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan jailed for killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells, Kirsty Nancarrow, abc.com.au, Aug 29, 2014, Murder victim's friends mourn, Shelley Strachan, The Gympie Times, July 17, 2012, Tragedy of a Holden van, Derek Barry, North West Star, July 26, 2017, 30 years jail for Qld double murderer, Cleo Fraser, the Sydney Morning Herald, August 29, 2014, Double-murder accused Brandon MacGowan 'no killer', court told, Cleo Fraser, Brisbane Times, August 29, 2014, Wayne Maitland fears sinister forces behind disappearance of Cairns couple Scott Maitland and Cindy Masonwells, Peter Michael, CourierMail, July 13, 2012, Court Documents, R v MacGowan, [2015] QCA 185, Residents open hearts - and wallets, Roz Fisher, Farm Online, 25 Jul 2012, Crown prosecutor: Execution ‘clean, clinical and efficient’ Cairns court told during murder trial over death of Cindy Masonwells and Scott Maitland, Caitlin Drysdale, The Cairns Post, August 28, 2014

Randy Handyman Sources: Tradie caught in sex act on job speaks out after being exposed, Lottie Tiplady-Bishop, news.com.au, October 15, 2019. “I'm Not A Randy Handyman!”. Plumber caught having sex with man’s wife says he’s ‘not proud’ of romp, Lottie Tiplady-Bishop, news.com.au, October 14, 2019

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.

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: 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!
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 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.