Monthly Archives: June 2014

WRONGDOINGS AT SEA: THE DARK SIDE OF CRUISE SHIPS

– In her deep research into sex crimes on cruise ships – and also the very particular and distinct culture on board these floating mega-liners – Dr Jill Poulston, a tourism academic, saw a few written lines from 1928 that … Continue reading

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HODSON DAUGHTERS’ INQUEST CHANCE

Saturday August 17 2013 – The daughters of Melbourne gangland execution victims Terence and Christine Hodson will now get their chance in open court to tell the state coroner why an inquest should be held into their parents’ media. After … Continue reading

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SIX WOMEN MURDERED BUT STILL NO CONVICTION – Saturday August 17 2013

– Long before kids collected hundreds of friends through Facebook, Vicki Reid had a handful she thought would remain her mates forever. In the days when Berwick was more country than outer Melbourne, the kids from the local high school … Continue reading

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HODSON INQUEST HOPE, CORONER TO HEAR CHILDREN – Saturday August 17 2013

– The family of murdered police informer Terence Hodson and wife Christine have been given hope of an inquest on the unsolved execution-style slayings. The State Coroner, Judge Ian Gray, has written to the Hodsons’ daughters, Mandy and Nicola, telling … Continue reading

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KILLER WHO GAMBLED AND LOST – Friday August 16 2013

– The way Daniel James Grieef told it, the morning his wife was found dead, it must have been a robbery gone wrong. He told sceptical detectives his wife, Linda, must have been killed by a burglar who’d broken in … Continue reading

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TSARNAEV FRIENDS DENY OBSTRUCTION – Thursday August 15 2013

– Two friends of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to obstruct a federal investigation by destroying evidence. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, faced three counts of obstructing justice and … Continue reading

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SWINDLER MAY SUE – Thursday August 15 2013

– A man who admitted to swindling the National Australia Bank out of hundreds of thousands of dollars is now considering suing the bank, a key investigator says. Daniel Saunders spent almost $500,000 on hotel suites, high-end fashion, restaurants and … Continue reading

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EX-COP SUSPECT, POLICE EYE FORMER COLLEAGUE OVER DEATH OF GRAN FOUND IN POOL – Thursday August 15 2013

– A former policeman is the prime suspect in a murder. Homicide Squad detectives are focusing on the man, an officer for more than a decade, who knew Brenda Goudge, 61. She was found in a swimming pool at her … Continue reading

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SNITCH A MASS KILLER, GANG BOSS CONVICTED OF 11 MURDERS WHILE AN FBI INFORMANT – Wednesday August 14 2013

– James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston mob boss who became one of the most wanted fugitives in the US, has been convicted of a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes – many committed while he was said to … Continue reading

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HUNT FOR FUGITIVE – Wednesday August 14 2013

– A man charged over a number of sex assaults is being hunted by police after failing to appear at court. Dion Hayes, 39, from Campbellfield, did not turn up to Melbourne Magistrates Court last month and detectives are appealing … Continue reading

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