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    Australia - Dr. Michael Chye, 36, & Rita Caleo, 39, Sydney, 1989 & 1990 *Arrests*

    Well done NSW police!!

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    Detectives investigating the death of a Sydney mother more than 20 years ago will today (Tuesday 14 October 2014) charge a man with murder.

    Mrs Rita Caleo, a 39-year-old mother of two young children, was stabbed to death in her Double Bay home in the early hours of Friday 10 August 1990.

    Mrs Caleo’s murder followed the shooting death of her brother, Dr Michael Chye, 10 months earlier on 16 October 1989. Mr Chye was shot dead while sitting in his car which was parked inside the garage of his Woollahra home.

    Despite extensive investigations into both murders during the 1990s, no one was charged in relation to either incident.

    The NSW Police Force’s Unsolved Homicide Team took carriage of the investigations under Strike Force Nichola in 2008 and earlier this year, on Friday 15 August 2014, detectives arrested a man at Sydney International Airport after he arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur. The man, a 42-year-old Australian citizen who had been living in Thailand, was subsequently charged with:
    • Solicit to commit murder;
    • Accessory before the fact to murder; and,
    • Accessory after the fact to murder.

    The Unsolved Homicide Team’s investigation into the murders of Mrs Caleo and Dr Chye has continued and today the 42-year-old man will be charged with murder when he appears at Central Local Court.

    The investigation by Strike Force Nichola remains ongoing.

    https://www.facebook.com/nswpolicefo...ation=timeline

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    Rita Caleo stabbing murder: Man charged over 1990 killing in Double Bay

    October 14, 2014 11:05AM


    THE man arrested at Sydney International Airport in August over the 24-year-old stabbing murder of a Double Bay mother will today be charged with murder by homicide detectives.

    The man, a 42-year-old Australian citizen who lived in Thailand, was arrested by detectives from the Homicide Squad’s Unsolved Homicide Team after he arrived in Sydney on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on August 15.

    He was originally charged with various offences in relation to the murder of Rita Caleo, a 39-year-old mother-of-two, who was stabbed to death in her Double Bay home in the early hours of August 10, 1990.

    Mrs Caleo, a prominent businesswoman, was stabbed in the stomach in the ensuite of her bedroom while her baby daughter and four-year-old son were sleeping in the next bedroom

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1227089857801

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    Gerard Caleo charged with stabbing sister-in-law to death in 1990

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...years-ago.html
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    Another man has also been arrested:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1227207299374

    More arrests are likely.

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    Surely this case gives hope to many people who are still waiting to see justice done.

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    Husband charged over cold case deaths of Rita Caleo and her brother Michael Chye

    "A Sydney businessman has been charged with ordering the murder of his wife and her brother in Sydney's eastern suburbs more than two decades ago.

    Mark Caleo, 52, was arrested at his home in Ramsgate in Sydney's south early on Wednesday. He was taken to Kogarah police station where he was charged with two counts each of murder and solicit to murder "

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/husband-ch...04-135ffz.html
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    From November:

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/alleged-wi...25-gl7yxr.html

    Mr Caleo, who is accused of masterminding the stabbing death of his wife Rita Caleo and the shooting death of her brother Michael Chye 25 years ago, was on Wednesday granted bail, with relatives agreeing to put up $1 million surety...

    An inquest into Dr Chye's death in 1991 found that he, Mrs Caleo and her husband had been been involved in a dispute over a $3.6 million waterfront property in Blakehurst, in Sydney's south...

    The court heard there was evidence the alleged hitman in Mrs Caleo's death, Alani Afu, told someone that he'd "killed a Chinese chick" and that the "job was given to him by the husband"... Mr Afu was arrested in Tonga in September and is due to face court there early next year.
    Next court date for both Caleos is February 9.

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    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/3532...-murder/#page1

    Caleo, 54, pleaded not guilty at a Supreme Court arraignment on Friday to murdering the siblings...

    Afu, 50, who appeared via video link, also pleaded not guilty to killing Mrs Caleo.

    Justice Peter Johnson fixed a trial date of February 5, next year, but lawyers for the pair indicated they would apply for the charges to be severed, so there would be separate trials for each alleged murder.

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    Everyone knew that he killed or had his wife and he brother killed. Just had to get the goods on him. I am not sure why it has taken so long.



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