By Lindy Cameron
I received the Shit Car: On Father's Day in Australia in 2005, Robert Farquharson drove his motor vehicle and 3 sons in a dam in kingdom Victoria. The estranged husband and loving father used to be the single one to survive.
Welcome to Crime Shots—short, sharp, actual crime tales from Australia's earlier and current.
Read or Download I Got the Shit Car PDF
Best true crime books
On February 15, 2003, a bunch of thieves broke into an allegedly hermetic vault within the foreign diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million money worthy of diamonds and different valuables. They did so with no tripping an alarm or injuring a unmarried protect within the process.
Although the crime used to be ideal, the getaway was once now not. The police zeroed in on a band thieves fronted via Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an place of work within the Diamond middle and clandestinely cased its vault for over years. The who” of the crime were responded, however the how” remained principally a mystery.
Enter Scott Andrew Selby, a Harvard legislations grad and diamond professional, and Greg Campbell, writer of Blood Diamonds, who undertook a world goose chase to discover the real tale at the back of the bold heist. monitoring the threads of the tale all through Europefrom Belgium to Italy, in seedy cafés and modern diamond officesthe authors looked after via an array of conflicting information, divergent evaluations and incongruous theories to place jointly the puzzle of what truly occurred that Valentine’s Day weekend.
This real-life Ocean’s Elevena mix of diamond heritage, journalistic reportage, and riveting true-crime storyprovides an exhilarating in-depth research detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century.
On Whit Monday 1828, a wierd formative years, slightly in a position to converse and hardly ever capable of stroll seemed in Nuremberg. This new case of a "wild guy" excited common interest, and lots of favourite figures desired to try out their pedagogical and clinical theories on this type of promising topic. Who was once he? was once he, as many claimed, the rightful inheritor to the Grand Duchy of Baden, or used to be he easily an creative fraud?
An epic story of kinfolk, crime and betrayal set opposed to the backdrop of Melbourne's bullet-riddled suburbs. The cradle-to-cage tale of the way milk-bar proprietor Tony Mokbel turned the Mr colossal of Melbourne's drug alternate with tentacles attaining round Australia and the globe. Award-winning crime author Liam Houlihan records the intense upward push and fall of the guy they name 'Fat Tony', from his ascension during the drug alternate to the decade-long and only-now-complete fight to carry Mokbel to account for his crimes.
'The very first thing that stuck my eye used to be the geezer with the gold enamel - the second one was once that he used to be retaining a shooter - and the 3rd that he used to be pointing it at me. ' Carlton Leach is a gangland legend - the mere point out of his identify moves worry into his enemies; but to his neighbors he's as unswerving and being concerned as they arrive.
- Online Killers: Portraits of Murderers, Cannibals and Sex Predators Who Stalked the Web for Their Victims
- The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and its Analysis by the Moors Murderer Ian Brady
- When Nashville Bled: The untold stories of serial killer Paul Dennis Reid
- The Baby Harvest: How virtual babies became the future of terrorist funding and criminal laundering
- The Devil in Tim: Travels in Tasmania
Extra resources for I Got the Shit Car
On December 21 2009 - after a little over two years in jail - Robert Farquharson was freed from Victoria's Court of Appeal pending a re-trial. The court ordered him to provide a $200,000 surety and to report to Geelong police on Mondays and Fridays. He was also ordered not to contact any witnesses except for his sister Kerri-Anne Huntington and her husband. So many things can change with time. And many more remain the same. People remember things and forget things; people think things through and see them in a new light; experts go over evidence and arrive at the same conclusions; people come forward with new information, because they realise they should - this time; people stick to the same stories - because they're true, or because they can't think of anything better.
Farquharson said he dived down about three or four times but could do nothing. ' Warrnambool dairy farmer Dawn Waite was the last-known person - other than their father - to see the Farquharson boys alive. Ms Waite told the retrial that she had not come forward with her information back in 2005 because of illness and a heavy work-load on her farm. She made her first statement to police on December 23, 2009, after learning that Farquharson had been released from prison pending a retrial. Ms Waite told the court that on Father's Day 2005 she was driving home from a trip to Chadstone, with her teenage daughter and her friend, when they came up behind what she later believed to be Farquharson's vehicle.
The only other person in the car had been the boys' father, who'd been taking his sons 'home' to their mother after an access visit. Community sympathy twisted in a moment. Although many people - many of us - probably cursed our cynicism, we still thought, 'Oh my god, what a bastard. He obviously drove into that dam on purpose'. We were even more convinced when we learned that the father, the bastard, had survived. His sons - aged 10, seven and two years old - had not. But while we all just put two and two together - unfairly and with no evidence - there was one man who knew that it was in fact so.