THEY WERE TOLD – Friday April 5 2013

– Authorities were warned that Adrian Bayley was a risk of attacking a woman before Jill Meagher was raped and killed.
The Herald Sun can reveal that months before the 29-year-old ABC employee was raped and strangled, Bayley’ s parents met authorities and pleaded with them over their grave concerns about his behaviour.
The tip-off led to a confrontation between Bayley and his family, with whom he had been living after a court appearance.
Bayley then left the family home early last year, and moved with his girlfriend to Coburg, only a kilometre away from where he attacked Ms Meagher just months later.
On September 22nd, at 1:30am, he would run to catch Ms Meagher as she walked along Sydney Road, and abduct and rape her in Hope Street, only hundreds of metres away from her Brunswick apartment.
Bayley is expected to plead guilty to Ms Meagher’s murder today.
Bayley’s family would not comment, saying they had no intention of speaking publicly about him.
After Bayley’s arrest, the Herald Sun revealed a government official had tipped him off as police hunted him for Ms Meagher’s murder.
The tip-off was investigated by police, who it is believed heard it on intercepted telephone calls.
No action was taken against the female official.
The Homicide Squad, the Office of Public Prosecutions and Bayley’s defence have been at odds after Bayley indicated months ago he wanted the murder charge downgraded to manslaughter.
Bayley entered a not guilty plea last month to murder and two counts of rape.
The Herald Sun understands the OPP would not consider a manslaughter plea, and Bayley’s Legal Aid lawyers have since indicated he will plead guilty today.
He has already pleaded guilty to a rape charge.
In March, a packed Melbourne Magistrates courtroom watched as Bayley, dressed in black, sat in the dock behind protecting glass while harrowing details of his alleged crimes were outlined.
The court heard Bayley accosted Ms Meagher and dragged her into a laneway at 1:38am on September 22nd, where he raped and then strangled her.
Chief Crown prosecutor Gavin Silbert, SC, alleged Bayley had killed Ms Meagher as she was the only witness to the crime.
Mr Silbert said Bayley left Ms Meagher’s body in the laneway and returned home, where he collected a shovel and returned in his car about 4:20am.
He then put Ms Meagher’s body in the boot and drove her to Blackhill Road, Gisborne South, where he buried her, the court was told.
After his arrest, Bayley made admissions to raping and strangling Ms Meagher, and directed police to the body, Mr Silbert said.
The court heard Ms Meagher was strangled with sustained force.
Pathologist Dr Matthew Lynch said Ms Meagher was found lying clothed and on her left side.
He said he discovered haemorrhages and bruising on her neck along with bleeding in her neck muscles and fractures to her larynx.
Bayley wept during an interview with police, during which he told homicide detectives he had to take responsibility and thought the death penalty should be reintroduced.
He also told police he never meant to hurt Ms Meagher and had only stopped to talk to her and help her because she looked lost.
But she “flipped me off and that made me angry”, Bayley said in the interview.
Ms Meagher’s husband, Tom, left the courtroom early in the proceedings – Anthony Dowsley


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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