Wrongly Released: Free To Kill
Thursdays at 7.30pm from February 27
Focusing on two tragic cases, this brand new series for Foxtel highlights the failings of the Australian justice system that allowed two vicious predators to roam the streets and ultimately led to the deaths of several innocent women. With emotional interviews with friends and relatives of the victims, along with insightful analysis by legal experts involved in both cases, the series shines an uncomfortable light on a justice system and asks how it failed the public and why? The episodes focus on the murder of three young women. Laura and Colleen Irwin, were brutally stabbed to death in Melbourne’s western suburbs by parolee William Watkins. Following the murders, Watkins went on the run, eventually being shot and killed by a WA Police Officer. Six years later, 22-year-old A Sarah Cafferkey was killed by Steven Hunter – a man who had already been convicted of murder and was released to kill again. Sarah’s death, just weeks after the brutal murder of Jill Meagher, helped start a tidal wave of pressure on the justice system that led to lasting reform and real change.