Tag Archives: Rye

VAN CLUE IN BRUTAL RYE MURDER – Tuesday May 21 2013

– Mornington Peninsula holiday home owners have been asked to check their properties for a van connected to a frenzied murder. The killer of Barry Gray is suspected of stealing his 2006 VW Caddy van after the 72-year-old’s stabbing death … Continue reading

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BURGLAR MAY BE KILLER – Tuesday May 21 2013

– The frenzied stabbing murder of an elderly man at Rye may have occurred after he disturbed a burglar, police say. Barry Gray, 72, was found in his Parson Street home by a carer about 9:40am on Friday. Police said … Continue reading

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THREE MEN IN COURT AFTER FATAL PUNCH – Saturday April 27 2013

– A teen accused of fatally punching a 22-year-old man in Rye on New Year’s Eve yesterday faced a courtroom crowded with the dead man’s family and friends. David Cassai’s mother and two sisters, and several dozen relatives and mates, … Continue reading

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CAMERA CLUE TO KILLER PUNCH – Friday February 1 2013

– Police believe CCTV footage might hold the key to catching the killer of a man felled by a single punch outside a city nightclub more than five years ago. Shannon McCormack was celebrating a Collingwood football victory with friends … Continue reading

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RYE MANSLAUGHTER ACCUSED GETS BAIL – Tuesday January 8 2013

– A teenager charged with the manslaughter of David Cassai after a brawl in Rye on New Year’s Eve has been granted bail. Dylan Closter, 18, made his second application for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday morning. He … Continue reading

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TEENAGE ATTACKER TELLS POLICE HE WAS PROVOKED – Tuesday January 8 2013

– Friends of a teenager accused of fatally bashing 22-year-old David Cassai on New Year’s Eve tried to restrain him, a court heard yesterday. Dylan John Closter, 18, allegedly broke free and chased Mr Cassai before delivering a roundhouse-style punch … Continue reading

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TAUNT AFTER FATAL BLOW – Friday January 4 2013

– “That’s what we’re here for.” These were the taunting words uttered by David Cassai’s teenage attacker as the young Templestowe man lay unconscious on a Rye footpath, police told a bail hearing yesterday. Dylan John Closter, 18, laughed and … Continue reading

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HIS HEART WILL LIVE ON – Wednesday January 2 2013

– The senseless death of David Cassai will save the lives of others through the donation of his organs. The 22-year-old died in hospital on New Year’s Eve, hours after he was allegedly attacked by a gang of men on … Continue reading

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TWO ARRESTS OVER FIGHT VICTIM’S DEATH – Wednesday January 2 2013

– The last thing David Cassai said to his Aunt Anita was not goodbye. In anticipation of their family’s next gathering this month, he said: “I’ll bring the food, you do the cooking.” They were instead reunited, along with 15 … Continue reading

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POLICE HUNT THUGS – Tuesday January 1 2013

– Popular David Cassai loved a night out with friends and should have been toasting in the new year in style this morning. Instead, by late yesterday, he was dead and police were hunting the gang of thugs who killed … Continue reading

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