Claremont Serial Killer: Media, Timelines, Photos *NO-DISCUSSION*

Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by bessie, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. FromGermany

    FromGermany Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    8,697
    Trophy Points:
    113
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...il&utm_campaign=PerthNow+PM+Update+18/02/2019

    WA Prisons Commissioner Tony Hassall said Mr Edwards was found by staff bleeding from his right ear. A pencil was found nearby.

    The other 21 prisoners in the protection unit were placed in lockdown.

    Mr Hassall said when officers found Mr Edwards, he refused to tell them what had happened.

    Officers from the Department of Corrective Service and police have launched a full investigation into what happened and how the 50 year-old could be kept safe inside prison.
     
  2. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...r-in-court-after-jail-injuries-ng-b881110102z

    Claremont Serial Killings
    Claremont serial killings: Bradley Robert Edwards to appear in court after jail injuries
    [​IMG]
    Peta RasdienPerthNow
    February 19, 2019 9:02AMPeta Rasdien
    TOPICS
    Courts & JusticePerth
    The man accused of being the Claremont serial killer will return to court today after Monday’s appearance was dramatically adjourned following injuries he received in prison.

    Bradley Robert Edwards was found by a guard injured, bleeding and disoriented in a shower block at Hakea Prison.

    A Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed Mr Edwards will return to the Supreme Court as his pre-trial hearing continues.

    His lawyer Paul Yovich arrived at court shortly after 9am for the three day hearing.

    Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo will argue why she should be allowed to use the propensity evidence she says is relevant to the eight charges against Mr Edwards, including the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in the mid-1990s.

    Mr Edwards is also accused of sex attacks on women in Huntingdale in 1988 and at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995.

    It has already been foreshadowed that some of that evidence — which might include similar facts or acts that an accused is on trial for but has not been charged with — involves graphic and extreme pornography.

    https://thewest.com.au/news/claremo...r-in-court-after-jail-stabbing-ng-b881110090z

    Claremont serial killings: Bradley Robert Edwards to appear in court after jail injuries
    Peta RasdienThe West Australian
    Tuesday, 19 February 2019 8:45AM

    Claremont serial killer case
    1:53 | Sunrise



    Current Time 0:03
    /
    Duration 0:15
    Loaded: 0%

    Progress: 0%

    Bradley Robert Edwards is due to face court at 10am.
    The man accused of being the Claremont serial killer will return to court today after Monday’s appearance was dramatically adjourned following injuries he received in prison.

    Bradley Robert Edwards was found by a guard injured, bleeding and disoriented in a shower block at Hakea Prison.

    A Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed Mr Edwards will return to the Supreme Court as his pre-trial hearing continues.



    [​IMG]
    Bradley Robert Edwards arrives at Fiona Stanley Hospital.Picture: 7NEWS Perth
    His lawyer Paul Yovich arrived at court shortly after 9am for the three day hearing.

    Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo will argue why she should be allowed to use the propensity evidence she says is relevant to the eight charges against Mr Edwards, including the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in the mid-1990s.

    Mr Edwards is also accused of sex attacks on women in Huntingdale in 1988 and at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995.

    It has already been foreshadowed that some of that evidence — which might include similar facts or acts that an accused is on trial for but has not been charged with — involves graphic and extreme pornography.
     
  3. TheSecondLaw

    TheSecondLaw Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Claremont serial killings: Bradley Robert Edwards ‘attacked’ woman at Hollywood Hospital, had ‘fetish’ for women’s underwear

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...ad-fetish-for-womens-underwear-ng-b881110313z

    Claremont serial killings: Accused’s DNA ‘under Ciara’s fingernails’

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...s-dna-under-ciaras-fingernails-ng-b881110356z

    Claremont serial killings: victim Ciara Glennon had injuries consistent with ‘throat being cut’

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...nsistent-with-throat-being-cut-ng-b881110439z


    'Blood curdling screams' heard the night Sarah Spiers went missing


    https://www.watoday.com.au/national...urt-after-hospital-visit-20190219-p50yqg.html
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  4. TheSecondLaw

    TheSecondLaw Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  5. FromGermany

    FromGermany Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    8,697
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  6. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,258
    Likes Received:
    20,370
    Trophy Points:
    113
    A man accused of murdering three women in the Perth suburb of Claremont in the late 1990s has a fetish for women's underwear and is socially awkward, a court heard on Tuesday.

    Bradley Robert Edwards, 50, is accused of murdering Ciara Glennon, 27, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 18-year-old Sarah Spiers who all disappeared on nights out in 1996 and 1997.

    Some 20 years later, a breakthrough led police to Telstra worker Edwards who was arrested in 2016 and later charged over all three murders.

    A pre-trial hearing at the West Australian Supreme Court on Tuesday heard that he collected women's underwear.

    Accused Claremont serial killer 'had a fetish with women's underwear' | Daily Mail Online
     
  7. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
    https://thewest.com.au/news/claremo...ial-killer-prosecution-alleges-ng-b881110745z

    Claremont murder accused Bradley Robert Edwards evolved into serial killer, prosecution alleges
    Shannon HamptonThe West Australian
    Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1:51PM
    [​IMG]
    Prosecutors allege Bradley Robert Edwards evolved over years from a prowler to serial killer.Picture: Facebook
    High-pitched screams that stopped abruptly’
    Ms Barbagallo said Mr Edwards had inquired with the woman about using them toilet, before bursting out and attacking her from behind, placing a piece of material over her mouth and dragging her backwards.

    The woman managed to struggle, kicking Mr Edwards hard and managing to escape from his grip.

    Security officers detained Mr Edwards and when police arrived they found cable ties in his pocket, Ms Barbagallo said.

    Mr Edwards pleaded guilty to common assault and was sentenced to two years’ probation the following month, and he kept his job at Telstra.

    A year earlier, in 1988, Ms Barbagallo alleged Mr Edwards was behind a series of "escalating" "prowler" offences in Huntingdale, where he lived with his family as a 19-year-old man.

    It was during this time, the court was told, that Mr Edwards had a "fetish" for women's underwear and garments, and that several pieces of clothing were reported missing from clotheslines in the suburb in mid-January 1988.

    [​IMG]
    Claremont Serial Killer accused Bradley Robert Edwards.Picture: Supplied
    Ms Barbagallo said in the weeks that followed, a male assailant repeatedly broke into homes in the area, with witnesses reporting the male culprit was wearing a flowing kimono or dressing gown, and on one occasion he had underwear on his head.

    She alleged on February 15, 1988, Mr Edwards broke into a Huntingdale home through a rear door and assaulted a woman while she slept after disconnecting the phone line and closing her parents' bedroom door.

    Mr Edwards allegedly sat on her back as she slept on her stomach before putting fabric in her mouth. The woman struggled and the accused fled.

    The victim said the attacker was wearing "something like a white nightie and was as tall as the door frame".

    The attacker dropped a kimono - earlier stolen from a clothesline - and a pair of black knotted stockings, with prosecutors claiming the kimono was found to have Mr Edwards' DNA on it.

    Ms Barbagallo said "central to the State's case" was five alleged occasions where witnesses reported a "sole male driver" driving a Telstra vehicle around the Claremont area offering women lifts.

    One woman said the man told her he was a Telstra technician and he was heading to Cottesloe Beach "looking for a damsel in distress just like her".

    Ms Barbagallo said when he dropped the woman off in Innaloo, the man grabbed the woman at least once and tried to kiss her, with the woman rebuffing the advance.

    The prosecutor said in all of the incidents, witnesses and victims described vehicles which Mr Edwards had access to for work and personal use through his job with Telstra.

    Ms Barbagallo said one of the incidents happened on January 27 or 28 1996 – a day or two after Ms Spiers went missing.

    A male was seen sitting in a “1996-type sedan” with a Telstra logo on Stirling Terrace in Claremont and “stared at a woman for about 60 seconds” as she waited for a taxi, the court was told.

    Revealing details of the rape Mr Edwards is accused of carrying out at Karrakatta Cemetery on February 12, 1995, telling the court the 17-year-old victim was targeted as she walked home after a night out at Club Bayview in Claremont.

    As the teenager walked through Rowe Park, Mr Edwards is alleged to have pushed her to the ground before bounding her wrists and carrying her to a light-coloured vehicle.

    The attacker allegedly tied up the victim's feet and put a hood over her head before driving to an isolated part of the cemetery and placing her on the ground and sexually assaulting her.

    The hood was then allegedly removed from her head before she was sexually assaulted again and left on the ground - with the attacker leaving before returning and dropping her in bushes.

    The victim waited until the attacker's vehicle left before, still naked from the waist down and bound by the wrists, she went to Hollywood Hospital for help.

    Intimate swabs were taken, and a subsequent analysis showed some of the DNA matched the accused man.

    Ms Barbagallo said a security guard saw a white van with Telecom markings on it drive past the hospital around the time of the alleged attack.

    "The complainant does not know the accused, she is a complete stranger to her," Ms Barbagallo said.

    The first of the Claremont murder victims, Ms Spiers, disappeared after requesting a taxi at a phone box to Mosman Park about 2am after a night out in Claremont on January 26, 1996.

    The court was told "blood curdling screams" where heard in Mosman Park about 2.30am that morning.

    A "loud, high-pitched scream" was also heard about the time Ms Rimmer was abducted in June 1996 after a night out at the Continental Hotel, the court was told.

    Ms Spiers' body has never been found, but the court was told fibres consistent with coming from the work car Mr Edwards was driving at the time were found in Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon's hair.

    Ms Glennon had injuries consistent with her neck being cut.

    A "mixed-profile" DNA matching Mr Edwards and Ms Glennon was found underneath the victim's fingernails, Ms Barbagallo said.

    A knife commonly issued to Telstra employees was found in a Telstra box in the Wellard area, the court was told, with two similar knives found in Mr Edwards’ toolbox when he was arrested in December 2016.

    And when police raided Mr Edwards' house, they allegedly found "separated and violent" pornography and movies, described as "extreme, abnormal and depraved" by Ms Barbagallo.

    Details also emerged about Mr Edwards’ alleged tendency to masturbate into a sandwich bag before tying it up with a women’s hair tie.

    Ms Barbagallo said when police searched Mr Edwards’ home, they found a box containing homemade sex toys and women’s undergarments that had holes cut out for male genitalia, with DNA on those items matching Mr Edwards.

    She said this demonstrated that his fetish for women’s clothing was “entrenched and long-standing”. Referring to the “Huntingdale prowler offences”, Ms Barbagallo said “this is a man who has evolved”.

    She claimed Mr Edwards was “prowling” in areas familiar to him, his home suburbs Huntingdale and the western suburbs – where he worked and socialised.

    Stories and letters that he “possessed, authored or contributed to” were also allegedly found, including the “Chloe story”, which is about the abduction and sexual assault of a woman.

    Ms Barbagallo said the story had “striking similarities” to what they say happened in the lead-up to the Karrakatta rape in 1995.

    Asked by Justice Stephen Hall when the stories – also referred to as the “Sophie” story and the “Nicholas” story – were created, Ms Barbagallo said they were altered several times between July 2014 and December 11, 2016 – just days before Mr Edwards’ arrest.

    Justice Hall noted the details set out by Ms Barbagallo were “all allegations” and that no evidence had been put before the court at this stage.
     
  8. TheSecondLaw

    TheSecondLaw Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Accused serial killer had an 'obsessive sexual interest' in abduction: prosecution

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national...in-abduction-prosecution-20190219-p50yvn.html

    " in February 1988, fingerprints were left behind on a door of a property.

    Those prints, the state alleges, later matched Mr Edwards"


    "Mr Edwards’ fingerprints had been lodged into a database in 1990, after he assaulted a social worker at Hollywood Hospital"
     
  9. FromGermany

    FromGermany Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    8,697
    Trophy Points:
    113
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cl...il&utm_campaign=PerthNow+PM+Update+19/02/2019

    Claremont serial killings: Bradley Robert Edwards emotionally ‘stressed’ around time of alleged murders
    February 19, 2019

    The prosecutor said she was not alleging that these times of emotional upheaval were causative of the offending.

    But Ms Barbagallo did argue that Mr Edwards had a tendency to take out his violent frustrations on women who were strangers to him, rather than on women he knew.

    The pre-trial hearing continues.
     
  10. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,258
    Likes Received:
    20,370
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The accused Claremont serial killer's romantic life was unravelling and his wife had left him and fell pregnant to another man when he allegedly murdered three women, a court has heard.

    Bradley Robert Edwards, 50, is charged with the murders of Ciara Glennon, 27, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 18-year-old Sarah Spiers between 1996 and 1997, as well as two sexual offences in 1988 and 1995 in Claremont, Perth.

    Accused Claremont serial killer’s wife left him and fell pregnant with another man at time of murder | Daily Mail Online
     
  11. TheSecondLaw

    TheSecondLaw Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    43
  12. John Dillinger

    John Dillinger Member

    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Can someone please point me in the direction for the discussion thread for this case.
     
    UndiscoveredTruth likes this.
  13. Banquo's Ghost

    Banquo's Ghost Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    33
    There isn't one at the moment. Mods may correct me, but if I remember correctly it's because the police asked them nicely to have no discussion here.
     
  14. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
    ^Verbatim notice about CSK threads:^

    Hi Everyone,

    Websleuths received a notice of suppression from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia. This is the first time we have received any legal letter from a foreign country telling us we must obey their laws. The last thing I want to do is hurt this case so until I get back from a Websleuths business trip and have a chance to speak with our lawyers I am suspending all discussion of the Claremont Serial Killer case and have pulled the two threads that appear to be in violation of the order.

    From my heart, I love Australia. I love the people. Law Enforcement men and women in Australia are amazing. The few communications I have had with them have always been very cordial and kind. LE in Australia has never made me feel like I was bothering them if there was something I felt was important enough to call. Unlike other law enforcement agencies who shall remain nameless but their initials are LA and it rhymes with Pos Pangelas. We will get back to discussing the case but I want to make sure I am doing the right thing by the people of Australia and by our members.

    Thank you,
    Tricia Griffith.
     
  15. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
  16. TheSecondLaw

    TheSecondLaw Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    43
  17. Frankie1972

    Frankie1972 Verified Insider - Claremont SK

    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Hello to everyone hope you guys are well.
     
    FromGermany and Lumina like this.
  18. PainExpress

    PainExpress Active Member

    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    28
  19. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63
  20. Eaglette

    Eaglette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    63

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice