Wednesday August 28 2013

– Victoria Police has rejected former detective Paul Dale’s plea to re-investigate the Hodson double murder without him as a suspect.
The force yesterday said it had already conducted a thorough investigation into the 2004 deaths of Terence and Christine Hodson.
Mr Dale has used his new book to challenge Victoria Police to ditch its pursuit of him over the murders.
He said Victoria Police should start the investigation again and concentrate on suspects other than him.
“After a year at the Lorimer Taskforce hunting the Silk-Miller murderers, Inspector Paul Sheridan announced that he wanted to start the investigation from scratch, to go back to day one,” Mr Dale said.
“Once we looked at the information with fresh eyes and a fresh approach, we arrested the two killers and got a righteous conviction.
“The original homicide investigation identified 150 suspects in the killing of Terence Hodson and his wife.
“In the months before he died, when everyone knew he was a police informer, crooks had come knocking at his door, looking for him.
“My question is, will anyone in Victoria Police have the guts to do what Sheridan did and go back to the beginning, starting with the question: ‘If Paul Dale didn’t do it, who did?’ Will anyone have the integrity to go back to the original list of 150 suspects and take another look?…
“The part of me that desperately wants to trust that the system we all rely on will eventually work hopes that the Chief Commissioner will admit the mistakes of the past and have all the evidence re-examined.
“But the cynical, tired part of me believes that they probably won’t take another look.
“That they’ll shut down the whole investigation while declaring on the front pages around the country that Paul Dale remains the only person of interest, so that I will forever be haunted by this.
“From my experience in Victoria Police,many knowing the politics and how it works, they would be just hoping it all goes away and no one talks about it again.”
Victoria Police spokesman Charlie Morton yesterday said the force would not be restarting the Hodson investigation from scratch.
“Victoria Police has conducted a thorough investigation into the deaths of Terence and Christine Hodson,” he said.
“The investigation remains open and ongoing, as does the coronial investigation.
“Anyone with new information is urged to contact police.” – Keith Moor


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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