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

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  1. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    Well done NSW police!!

    NSW Police Force

    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/nswpoliceforce?hc_location=timeline
     
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    marlywings Former Member

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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/ne...ng-in-double-bay/story-fni0cx12-1227089857801
     
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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-c...her-brother-michael-chye-20150204-135ffz.html
     
  8. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From November:

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/alleged-wife-killer-mark-caleo-granted-1-million-bail-20151125-gl7yxr.html

    Next court date for both Caleos is February 9.
     
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    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/35324150/caleo-to-face-trial-for-wifes-murder/#page1

     
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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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    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5215249/nsw-double-murder-trial-begins-30-years-on/?cs=7

    FEBRUARY 7 2018 - 3:31PM

    NSW double-murder trial begins

    A Sydney man ordered a hit on his former wife and her brother nearly three decades ago because he felt he was being ripped off financially, a NSW court has heard.

    Mark Caleo allegedly hired hit man Alani Afu to kill his former wife, Rita Caleo, in her Double Bay townhouse in August 1990 after she had written him out of her will over concerns of an affair.

    Caleo has also been charged with soliciting the murder of Dr Michael Chye who was shot 10 months earlier as he drove into the garage of his Woollahra home in October 1989.

    Caleo and Afu, who is charged with stabbing Ms Caleo 23 times, faced the NSW Supreme Court for the first day of their expected eight-week trial on Wednesday.

    In her opening address, crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC said Dr Chye had threatened to sue Caleo for millions owing over a bitter property dispute.

    "In each of the relationships there were financial circumstances that were likely to prove disadvantageous to the accused," she said.

    "The accused arranged both of these murders."
     
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    APRIL 6 2018 - 3:34AM

    Former Sydney restaurateur Mark Caleo has been found guilty of soliciting his wife's murder nearly 30 years ago.

    A NSW Supreme Court jury on Thursday also found former Kings Cross bouncer Alan Afu, 51, guilty of murdering Rita Caleo, who was stabbed 23 times at the family's Double Bay townhouse in August 1990.

    But Mark Caleo, now 55, was found not guilty of soliciting the murder of her brother, Dr Michael Chye, 39, who was shot in the head as he drove into his Woollahra home in October 1989.

    The Crown's main witness - Caleo's former employee, Anthony Stambolis - testified that his boss told him to offer $10,000 to find someone to kill his wife and to make it look like a robbery gone wrong.

    Mr Stambolis spoke of getting a man he referred to as "the Tongan" to carry out the hit before driving with him to the Double Bay home.

    Holding back tears during his evidence, Mr Stambolis said the Tongan got back in his car and said "I stabbed the s***" before telling him to "f****** drive".

    The men will face a sentence hearing on a later date.

    https://www.areanews.com.au/story/5326667/men-found-guilty-over-1990-sydney-murder/
     

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