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My Father The Murderer

In order for me to be born, a stranger had to die. Now my quest to uncover the truth. MY FATHER THE MURDERER – SIX PART PODCAST SERIES Just how much of the story of ‘how you came to be’ makes up who you are today? This is a question Nina Young has often pondered,…Read more

Foxtel GO is back better than ever before

  • Foxtel GO streams in HD, live and On Demand • Chromecast and AirPlay lets multi-room subscribers take the big screen experience with them, anytime, any place • Watch on tablets, smartphones and select PC & Mac browsers Foxtel has unveiled the supercharged arrival of its popular mobile streaming app, Foxtel GO. The news…Read more

World’s Most Evil Killers: Ng And Lake

Operation Miranda Tragically this horrific tome turned out to be so influential that the killers named their project after the story’s victim. They called their horrific crime spree; “Operation Miranda”. Charles Ng and Leonard Lake weren’t alone in their appreciation for Fowles’ debut novel – serial killer Christopher Wilder, who killed eight women in the 1980s,…Read more

World’s Most Evil Killers: Dorothea Puente – Death House Landlady

House of Horrors 1426 F Street in Sacramento looks like a typical house in a neat Californian suburban street, but in this case looks are very deceptive. In fact this is a house of horrors in which 9 people were suspected of being murdered, with 7 of their bodies buried in the yard. During the 1980’s this dwelling…Read more

World’s Most Evil Killers: Stephen Port – The Grindr Killer

A KILLER IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY Stephen John Port (born 22 February 1975) is a convicted British rapist and serial killer. He is responsible for murdering at least four men and for committing multiple rapes around the East London area during 2014 and 2015. His activities sent shockwaves around the local public, particularly the LGBT community, when it became known that…Read more

Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Separation and divorce are difficult – especially so when children are involved. In 2008 Queens (New York) special education teacher Tiffany Rubin had all but given up hope of ever seeing her child again when she received an anonymous tip through her MySpace page. Someone had spotted her seven-year-old son and ex-boyfriend in South Korea. It…Read more

#Murder – Social media turned deadly

The internet can be a great way to stay connected to those you love, but a single post can turn into the source of jealousy that incites a person to do the unthinkable. #Murder explores stories of social media gone horribly wrong. To reap the benefits of socialising and making new friends, teens often disclose…Read more

Murderers & Their Mothers S2 – Nature or nurture?

“Nature or nurture?” is a question that has long been asked to explain the behaviour of murderers. Are they the result of a dysfunctional upbringing or an accident of nature – perhaps defective human beings?  The question has never been properly answered but reality may be somewhere in between. What is beyond dispute however is…Read more

Beyond the Headlines – The Craigslist Killer

Computers have changed the way we all do business. The market place, that was, once-upon-a-time at the physical centre of a town is now virtually global. We can buy and sell anything from anywhere, anytime. One of the more well known digital marketplaces is Craigslist. This is a very popular website where you can purchase…Read more

Death Row Stories

Death Row Stories, Season 3 Sundays at 7.30pm AEST from July 8 until August 26 The justice system in the United States deals with a high number of serious criminal acts every year, with more than 15,000 murders typically occurring annually. The great majority of these murders are solved, but on occasion, as with any other system,…Read more

World’s Most Evil Killers: Rodney Alcala – The Dating Game Killer

A little girl slaughtered in 1979 police investigated the shockingly brutal murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who had been abducted, sexually assaulted and beaten near Huntington Beach, California.   The detailed forensic work following the discovery of the girl’s body would eventually uncover links with the rape and murder of four other women, with the crimes…Read more

Crimes That Shook Australia: Peter Falconio (17th anniversary of his death)

A terrifying night in the desert One of the most bizarre crimes in the history of Australia occurred along a remote and lonely stretch of the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory, between Alice Springs and Darwin. At night, on 14 July 2001, English backpackers Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio were heading north on this road…Read more

Beyond the Headlines – The Carlina White Story

Little girl lost On 4 August 1987 new mother Joy White had returned to Harlem Hospital with her nineteen-day-old baby named Carlina who had fallen ill. The baby was to stay the night so Joy went home to get some rest, ready to return the next day. And return she would – into a terrible nightmare situation…Read more

Beyond the Headlines – Murder in the Family

Parricide is the technical term for what society regards as one of the most abominable crimes – the murdering of a parent or close relative. Although rare, cases of children murdering one or both parents always generate widespread revulsion, followed by desperate attempts to find out why. And sometimes there is no reason, apart from…Read more

Born To Kill: Richard Ramirez – 5th Anniversary of his death

Born To Kill? Richard Ramirez (5th anniversary of his death)   The Crimes From April 1984 to August 1985 neighbourhoods around Los Angeles and San Francisco were terrorised by a sadistic serial killer who without any apparent motive tortured, raped and murdered men, women and children. At least 11 particularly violent rapes along with 13 gruesome murders were committed,…Read more

Beyond the Headlines – The Novack Murders

The Crime On the morning of 12 July 2009, the body of wealthy entrepreneur and businessman Ben Novack, 53 years of age, was found bound, horrifically beaten and suffocated in the penthouse suite of the Hilton Hotel in Rye Brook, New York. The ferocity of the fatal attack shocked police, particularly when it was realised that his…Read more

Beyond the Headlines – Murder in Mexico

Murder in Mexico On 4 April 2010 staff and guests at the luxury Moon Palace Spa and Golf Resort, near Cancun, Mexico were startled to hear screams and loud bangs coming from one of the rooms, and at 7 am the next morning one of the guests, Monica Burgos, was reported missing. She had been staying at the…Read more

Peace, love and misunderstanding – were the Manson family responsible for additional murders?

In November 2017 one of the world’s most notorious cult leaders and murderers the world has ever known died of natural causes at the age of 83 in Californian State Prison Corcoran. Charles Manson, leader and founder of the Manson Family, orchestrated the murder of nine known victims, instructing his cult members to commit the unimaginably horrific…Read more

Seven Deadly Women… and their methods.

There is a popular idea that poison is a woman’s preferred weapon. It’s an old idea that has probably come to popular thinking via Game of Thrones, there are however some statistics that support this idea. It’s a few years old now, but data from the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (Supplemental Homicide Report…Read more

Killer at Thurston High – May 21st 1998 (20th anniversary)

Killer at Thurston High – May 21st 1998 (20th anniversary) Kristin Kinkel, a 21-year-old woman holidaying in Hawaii received a series of telephone calls early one morning that would transform her life into a ghastly horror movie – and tear her family apart forever. She learned that both her parents had been shot dead in…Read more