Australia

Man kills wife with speargun, kills toddler with same weapon 4 days later

March 23, 2003 Melbourne, Victoria John Myles Sharpe kills his pregnant wife Anna Marie Kemp (pictured) with a speargun John and Anna had been having marital difficulties for some time and, on March 23, the couple argued over a matter too trivial for John to remember. Eventually, Anna went to bed. During the evening, John… Continue reading Man kills wife with speargun, kills toddler with same weapon 4 days later

Australia

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… Continue reading Body of robbery victim found floating in river

Australia · Female Killers

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… Continue reading Woman kills, cooks partner

Australia · Executions · Female Killers

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.… Continue reading Last woman executed in Australia

Australia

Man kills cousin with homemade sword during an ice cream turf war

February 5, 2002 Williamstown, Victoria, Australia Francesco Mangione (44) stabs, hacks, and slices his cousin Denis Timothy Guinta (26) over 55 times with a homemade sword during a long-standing ice cream van turf war Mangione broke into the home of Guinta and his wife as they slept before he began to hack at Guinta with… Continue reading Man kills cousin with homemade sword during an ice cream turf war