From inner city Melbourne to the wider suburbs, here are 4 real-life crime stories based across the city that you can listen to.
1. Melbourne’s Infamous Vampire Gigolo
In 2003, Melbourne’s infamous ‘vampire gigolo’, Shane Chartres-Abbott, was shot dead on his way to court to go on trial for rape charges. Both the death and trial seem suspicious. Listen to the series that dives into the case on Crime Insiders: In Focus, Starting with ‘Part 1 – Vampire For Hire‘
2. Phillip Island Murder
Twenty-three-year-old Beth Barnard was found murdered in her home in 1986 and investigators immediately suspected a woman whose husband had been having an affair with Beth. However, as the investigation deepened, the less the puzzle pieces seemed to fit together. Listen to the story on this episode of Crime Junkie, ‘CONSPIRACY: Phillip Island Part 1‘.
3. Hoddle Street Massacre
Years on from the atrocities that happened on Melbourne’s Hoddle Street on August 9, 1987, when 7 people were killed and 19 more injured, retired Detective Senior Constable Graham Kent talks about the wannabe soldier Julian Knight and what it was like for Graham to work on the case. Listen to this episode of Crime Insiders, ‘DETECTIVES: The Hoddle St Massacre, Graham Kent‘.
4. Melbourne Gangster
Australia’s ambassador to the mafia, Mario Condello, was brutally slain in Melbourne in 2006. His brother Enzo could have followed a similar path but chose to become a writer. Enzo Condello spoke about his brother’s life and death on an episode of Crime Insiders: In Focus, ‘Melbourne Gangster‘.
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