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Lifting the lid on the Finn murder mystery | The West Australian

Arthur “Neddy” Smith was not yet a household name back in June 1975 when Shirley Finn turned up dead in her car with four bullet holes in her head.

The brutal murders, hold-ups and extreme gangland violence that would cement his place in Australian underworld history were still to come.

But even in the early days of his criminal career, Smith had begun to build himself a pretty decent rap sheet that included convictions for robbery and gang rape.

The rape earned him a seven-year jail sentence and he was released from prison just a few months before Ms Finn, a brothel madam, was murdered.

So when the Sydney-based criminal was named as a possible suspect by two separate witnesses in the weeks after Ms Finn’s

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/perth/lifting-the-lid-on-the-finn-murder-mystery-ng-b88606379z

Van Breda murder trial hears horrific evidence | The West Australian

Marli van Breda, the former Perth schoolgirl who survived a horrific family massacre, put up a big fight against the axe-wielding culprit, judging by the defensive wounds she suffered, a pathologist told a South African court.

Harrowing evidence emerged this week in the Western Cape High Court, including that it likely took nearly three hours for Marli’s oldest brother Rudi van Breda to succumb to his massive injuries.

Their other sibling, Henri van Breda, is standing trial, after pleading not guilty to murdering their parents Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55 and his 22-year-old brother Rudi as well as attempting to murder then-16-year-old Marli in the family’s home in the exclusive De Zalze estate in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

Forensic pathologist Dr Daphne Anthony said Marli had suffered multiple defensive wounds on her hands and

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/van-breda-murder-trial-hears-horrific-evidence-ng-b88489270z

Graphic image of Australian man ‘murdered’ in Bali | Daily Mail Online

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

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Graphic image of Australian man ‘murdered’ in Bali

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

Graphic: Australian man Stephen Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur,<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486728/Graphic-image-Australian-man-murdered-Bali.html

Inside the sparse, rented Balinese room where an Australian father died alone after being ‘stabbed multiple times in …

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

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Australian woman who swapped hairdressing for horror of crime scene cleaning

Donna Nayler has seen things that would make even the most hardened criminal shudder.

Blood-spattered homes, decomposing bodies and the acrid, stinking remnants of suburban meth labs are all in a day’s work for the 30-year-old Gold Coast woman since she gave up full-time hairdressing to be a professional crime scene cleaner.

For six years, Ms Nayler has worked on some of the most gruesome tasks imaginable – turning scenes of bloody mayhem back into normal homes that appear ‘as if nothing has happened’ after police collect the evidence they need.

‘Once I walked into a house and found a girl who had been completely gutted by her boyfriend – it rocked me to the absolute core,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

After giving up full-time hairdressing, Donna Nayler (pictured)

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3764631/Inside-macabre-world-crime-scene-cleaner-Australian-woman-swapped-hairdressing-horror.html