Anita Cobby: You Thought You Knew it All
Part of Must Watch
Saturday November 18 at 9:30pm AEDT
It was the crime that changed a country. On February 2, 1986, 26-year-old nurse Anita Cobby was grabbed off the street, driven to an isolated paddock and brutally murdered.
The trial of her five killers — including three brothers — captivated Australia and the world. All were sentenced to life imprisonment, their files marked “never to be released”. But the real story has never been told. Her forgotten husband John Cobby, who was the prime suspect in her murder and has been in hiding for the last three decades, gives an extraordinary television interview.
All the major players, including Anita’s family, the main witness and the police at the centre of the investigation, describe the gripping events that rocked Australia. And the secret police recordings that caught the killers will be heard in depth. Gold Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Pennells reveals new facts about the case. You will hear the explosive confessions of the killers and it will forever change what you know about one of the most shocking crimes in Australian history.