Body of robbery victim found floating in river

March 12, 1872 Sydney, New South Wales The body of John Bridger (pictured) is found floating in the Parramatta River As a laborer rowed down the river, he spotted something floating in the water. As he drew closer he discovered it was a decomposing body and notified the authorities. The corpse had been weighed down…

Woman kills, cooks partner

February 29, 2000 Aberdeen, New South Wales Katherine Knight kills and mutilates her de facto partner John Price (both 44, pictured) Warning: the details of this crime are graphic Knight had had a long history of domestic abuse against her partners. She tried to strangle one former partner due to supposed sexual inadequacy (he had…

Last woman executed in Australia

February 19, 1951 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Jean Lee becomes the last woman to be executed in Australia Lee (31 at the time of her death), her romantic partner and pimp Robert Clayton (32), and accomplice Norman Andrews (38) lured a 73-year-old bookmaker to a hotel with the intention to rob him on November 7, 1949.…