Australia Australia - Shirley Finn, 33, Perth, 22 Jun 1975

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    Witnesses expose woman that 'knows who executed' brothel madam

    ‘Two witnesses have told the inquest into the 1975 execution-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn that a former lover of then vice squad chief Bernie Johnson knows who did it.

    The WA Coroners Court heard on Tuesday from Ross Harvie Stone, who said his late father Gratton Stone had told him Carolyn Langan, a boarder at his farm for more than a decade, "knows too much about it" after dating Mr Johnson and feared for her safety.

    Ms Langan is due to testify on Wednesday.’
     


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    Craig Klauber told the long-running probe into the 1975 gangland-style killing of the brothel madam – which resumed today – that his then close friend and colleague Carolyn Langan confided in him about the alleged confession at work in late 1988 or early 1989.

    Dr Klauber said Ms Langan – whom he worked with at CSIRO and knew to be having a sexual relationship with Mr Johnson – rushed into his office on a Monday morning and revealed "Bernie told me in bed last night that he had killed Shirley Finn".
     
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    ‘A West Australian coroner says it is unlikely he'll make a finding about who killed Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn, but has flagged adverse findings against police.

    After a long-awaited inquest that ran intermittently over 19 months, Coroner Barry King said there were too many suspects and some witnesses had been unreliable.

    He told counsel representing WA Police to expect potential adverse findings, saying there was a lot of evidence of corruption in 1975, when the mother-of-three was shot four times in the head at point blank range.’

    ‘Mr King also ruled on Monday he would not accept any more witnesses despite submissions calling for five more.

    "At some stage, this inquest has to stop. And in my view, this is that stage," he said, prompting tears from Ms Finn's daughter Bridget Shewring.’
    WA coroner unlikely to name Finn's killer - 9News
     
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