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14 July - Peter Falconio's Outback murder mystery

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:12 pm

Today in Australian History
Saturday, July 14, 2001.

See video below... is Murdoch guilty?

British tourist Peter Falconio goes missing presumed murdered, in the Australian outback.

Outback murder mystery
Peter Falconio
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and his girlfriend Joanne Lees were on a backpacking holiday in Australia when Falconio disappeared, on 14 July 2001.

Falconio, then 28, was driving at night in a Volkswagen Campervan along an isolated stretch of the Stuart highway, north of Alice Springs. The tourists were flagged down by a man in a covered utility, who said he had seen sparks coming from the van’s exhaust.

When walked to the rear of the vehicle with the other motorist, Falconio Lees heard a
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gunshot.

The man then returned without Falconio, tied Lees with electrical cabling and tape, and forced her into his own vehicle. Somehow, Lees managed to escape, fleeing into the bushland and hiding, whilst the gunman and his dog searched for her.

After some time, the gunman departed, and Lees then staggered out onto the road to wave down a passing truck, escaping to safety at Barrow Creek.

No trace of Falconio was ever found, although a large amount of his blood was found where the VW had been abandoned.

Killer charged
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In 2004, 46-year-old Bradley Murdoch was charged with the murder of Falconio, and the unlawful assault and deprivation of liberty of Joanne Lees.

Bradley John Murdoch is serving life imprisonment with a 28 years non-parole period at Alice Springs Correctional Centre
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: 14 July - Peter Falconio's Outback murder mystery

Unread postby Max ADU » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:02 pm

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