Crimes That Shook Australia

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    Derek Percy (2014)

    On 20th July 1969, Derek Percy approached 12-year-old Yvonne Tuohy and her friend Shane Spiller whilst they were playing at their local beach in Warneet, Victoria. He snatched Yvonne into his car before trying to get Shane too, but Shane managed to defend himself. Percy took Yvonne to a remote location where he then […]

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    Jason Downie (2014)

    On 8th November 2010, Jason Downie broke into the house of his friend’s girlfriend, where Chantelle Rowe and her parents were asleep. Woken up by the intruder, Andrew Rowe confronted Downie but was stabbed at least 29 times and eventually died. Downie then turned to Rose Rowe as he attacked and killed her in […]

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    Katherine Mary Knight (2014)

    Katherine Mary Knight lived in the small town of Aberdeen, NSW. In the early hours of March 1st 2000, Katherine Knight attacked her de facto husband John Price by stabbing him repeatedly. One day earlier, John had gone to court and taken out an Apprehended Violence Order against her. Knight’s experience as an abattoir […]

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    Peter Dupas (2014)

    On 19th April 1999, several times convicted criminal Peter Dupas posed as a new client of psychotherapist Nicky Patterson. Having made arrangements for his first appointment, 28-year-old Nicky welcomed Dupas into her home under the pretence that she would be giving him counselling for gambling. Dupas then attacked Nicky with a knife before mutilating […]

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    The Murder of Ebony Simpson (2014)

    On 19th August 1992, Andrew Garforth waited by his car for the regular school bus to drop off nine-year-old Ebony Simpson just 1 kilometre from her home. As Ebony walked towards her home Garforth grabbed her and placed her in the boot of his car and drove to a remote location where he assaulted […]

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    The Port Arthur Tragedy (2014)

    On 28th April 1996, 28-year-old Martin Bryant shot and killed 35 people in the popular Tasmanian tourist site of Port Arthur and its surrounding areas. He began his killing spree by killing the owners of the hotel he was staying in. He then went to the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur where he […]