Australia Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, WA *Sentencing* - #24

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  1. Eaglette

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    Thanks Eaglette for sharing again, such a generous soul. This lady is holding back a lot of rage, in my opinion. Yes she's so grateful to be alive, but she's mega p****d that BRE was allowed to walk freely amongst us and not recognised from his fingerprints at the very least! So frightening what she went through just sitting there doing her job. "He was practising", how old was he, 20? Think he escalated a lot earlier then so could have easily progressed to murder way earlier than the CSK crimes? Brazen, "bulletproof" as Bret Christian said, and no boundaries obviously even in broad daylight and in his place of work where anyone could have walked in on him attacking that poor woman! It's staggeringly demonstrates to me complete lack of fear in being caught, so if he's like this in daylight hours at such a young age, what was he capable of at night under cover of darkness??? WAPOL needs to drag out Cold Cases of rape/attempted rape, break-ins with phone lines cut, burglary, peeping toms, and murder going back to these early years. The profiler will be proven right, many more victims of this brutal being, i refuse to say man!
     
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    The West Australian's Legal Affairs Editor Tim Clarke, who attended every day of the trial, and has had access to many of the central figures, is putting the finishing touches to a book - Enigma of the Dark. Full disclosure - I am proofreading the book but am not receiving anything additional for it besides my usual salary as a sub-editor at The West Australian.
    There is an extract here https://thewest.com.au/news/claremo...s-book-extract-macro-taskforce-ng-b881668215z
     
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    https://www.watoday.com.au/national...ow-them-to-hide-among-us-20200925-p55zai.html

    How the 'PR management' efforts of serial killers allow them to hide among us

    Throughout his trial, Bradley Edwards perfected the art of non-reaction.
    He sat with his mouth tightly compressed, corners downturned, and barely moved his body other than to occasionally take a sip of water or stretch his neck. He never turned to look towards the families of his victims.

    For hours, months, he sat mostly motionless.

    What was going on inside his head is a mystery. Horrific details were dissected, the voice of a victim rang out as her phone call was played in court, former wives talked about his relationships, bizarre living arrangements and affairs underneath his nose. And still he sat, still.
    When the guilty verdicts were read out on Thursday we saw what might be described as a shake of his head signalling his disagreement or perhaps disbelief. Finally some kind of reaction.

    But was this an act? Like his dumbfounded demeanor when he was first arrested and asked "what the f***?"

    Appearing 'normal' and unassuming on the outside, but being anything but normal on the inside, is typical of the serial killer hiding among us.
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Sample AJM42: The DNA that caught Claremont serial killer
    In two small yellow-lidded jars were the clues that police would use to seal a conviction against notorious serial killer Bradley Edwards.
    In her dying moments, Ciara Glennon fought murderer Bradley Edwards with her fingernails, scratching off the DNA police would later call samples AJM40 and AJM42.

    The 27-year-old could not have known that her valiant, painful and ultimately doomed efforts to fend off her depraved murderer would prove crucial for a victory 23 years later.

    But in the end it was Ms Glennon’s desperate struggle, in which one thumbnail was partially torn off, which would collect the tiny samples of Edwards’ skin that would seal his conviction.
    Sample AJM42: The DNA that caught Claremont serial killer
     
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    Throughout those months, Edwards’ defence team tried to tear holes in evidence, suggesting incompetent police and scientists had contaminated evidence’.

    But one thing shone through — the DNA samples retrieved from Ciara’s own hands which originally had been deemed too tiny to be analysed for clues.

    Contained in a collection of small yellow-lidded jars marked with their sample numbers, AJM 40, 42, 46 and 48, they had been bagged as “Fingernail scrapings … mortuary”.
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    All jars were marked “GLENNON, CIARA EILISH” and each was denoted as “left thumb”, “right ring” or one of the other digits.
    Sample AJM42: The DNA that caught Claremont serial killer
     
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    Ciara Glennon’s head hair mass, AJM54, was also taken into evidence and would later prove to contain 41 critical fibres.

    These matched the uniquely coloured “Telstra Blue” fabric used for uniforms worn by Telstra technicians in the mid-1990s.

    They also matched vehicle seat material used in Holden VS Commodores of the same make and model assigned by Telstra to Edwards in the mid-1990s.
    Sample AJM42: The DNA that caught Claremont serial killer
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    How can the family of Sarah Spiers now find justice?
    Ms Spiers' family, along with many West Australians, will be searching for justice after Edwards was acquitted of her murder.

    There are two ways forward.

    On the one hand, it is open for the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the acquittal of Edwards. On the other, police could still search for evidence in the hope of a retrial.
    Even though Justice Hall found he could not convict Edwards on the evidence, he found he was "the probable killer" of Ms Spiers.

    Physical evidence tying Edwards to her death, along with the circumstantial evidence the prosecution has already led in evidence, might turn the tables.

    But a new trial with new evidence is not straightforward and not guaranteed.

    Before 2012, an accused could not be retried after they were acquitted of a crime. But legislation introduced by the Barnett government means prosecutors can apply to the Supreme Court to retry an acquitted person if fresh and compelling evidence has come to light.

    So are police actively searching for fresh evidence.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/...ily-may-yet-find-justice-20200924-p55yx0.html
     
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    Thanks for the post. Ok let me get this straight. WA Police are going to reinterview Edwards about Sarah Spiers immediately after he has just been found not guilty of her murder in a lengthy trial ,shook his head at disbelief at being found guilty of two other murders, then flagged an immediate appeal.
    Hmmmmmmmmm. AS IF.
    What a waste of time.
    Come on WAPOL Enough of treating the WA public with contempt .
    I don't believe it.
    However I DO believe WAPOL are interviewing him -about other historic crimes with a modus operandi of young women disappearing after a night out at pubs/ nightclubs.
    There were three such reopened investigations, and appeals for public information whilst awaiting trial.
    Enough of the disinformation .
    .Enough of the "we have our man".
    Enough of the withholding of crucial security camera footage for 12 years.....
    I could go on.
    Some sort of Commission of Inquiry is needed into the reason this Clown remained free for 20 years after the Claremont murders.
    Time to start being upfront with the public .
    If the Edwards family are not going to assist investigators, others who knew Edwards from age 18 must be relied upon to put the missing pieces into place.
    He could not control himself.
    Sadly , i don't think Claremont was his first rodeo.
     
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    Yes some great police and forensic work in the latter years of the Claremont Investigation. Gratitude and plaudits to the professional Police involved.
    However lets go back to the early years after the crimes circa Macro 1996 to 2000'
    The narrative being fed to a gullible and frightened WA public was that police were working round the clock combing through records and lists of possible offenders ,enlisting the help of the FBI, Scotland Yard and the Mossad....
    However the CSK appeared to be some sort of criminal mastermind eluding them.....
    What a load of crap-the offender was staring them in the face-he had attempted a broad daylight abduction of a woman whilst at work in the exact area of the rapes and murders and been charged and convicted of it.
    It is staggering. It simply beggars belief.
    And what about the persistent rumours pre arrest that the CSK victims were mutilated. WAPOL issued a number of firm denials that this was so..once agin a load of crap- CG had been so badly mutilated her family were unable to view her body.
    Why would the Police not tell the truth no matter how unpalatable as they are sworn to do ?
    It is not out of consideration for the victims families -they are already painfully aware of the real situation.
    Commission of Inquiry ,Royal Commission into the investigation please -cant be allowed to happen ever again.
     
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    Hi niall,
    we look forwards to reading a chapter or mention on/of all the CSK related social media forums and blogs over the years.
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Earth calling Frankie 1972..........verified insider ......not called at trial........come out to play Frankie.......bring your mate from Broome to if you like.....
     
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    https://7news.com.au/news/wa/telstr...ee-claremont-killer-bradley-edwards-c-1357592

    Telstra issues apology for its most notorious employee, Claremont killer Bradley Edwards

    Telstra has released a statement apologising for its most notorious staff member - Claremont killer Bradley Robert Edwards.

    In a statement issued to The West Australian on Thursday, Telstra group executive Alex Badenoch said the company acknowledged “the enormous harm and grief many people have experienced” because of his “dreadful acts”.
     
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    me thinks we need a bit more than this. Like who, how and why?
     
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