I think for certain cases it should be (where DNA evidence is compelling, pre meditated, no remorse), but the whole appeals process draws it out a lot. Plus its not supported by either major political parties, who wouldn't introduce it even if it was proved that there was immense public support for it.These animals should have been made to endure what Anita did. I can guarentee the cowards would beg for mercy.
It also raises the question of capital punishment again with the way our society is going, we are becoming a mini-America, should capital punishment be re-introduced ?.
I had a client a few years back, an old bloke that had done some time in Long Bay during the 80's. He told me that during his time of incarceration, there was an unofficial bounty of $50,000 on the heads of each of the Cobby killers, put up by the Sydney underworld themselves, such was even their disgust with the crime.I like to think those bastards live with what they did everyday and suffer but for them its just a giant joke. Even when they were arrested it was still a massive joke as the copper said tonight. Maybe for this lot the death penalty is a better punishment. Just hope the other prisoners are giving them hell.
About a year back, the Tasmanian Police Commissioner (himself a 40 year serving member) said in the Mercury that there was significant belief among long-serving Tasmanian police that convicted child killer James Ryan O'Neill was suspected of having a lot to do with the Beaumont children's disappearance and murder.Channel 7 has recently shown old black and white footage (1966) of the search. They've pointed out 2 "well known" persons from this footage and facial ID experts are pretty sure they are the 2 people who they claim them to be.
Theres a whole lot of stuff in relation to Adelaide's seedy history that we'll probably all never know about but its easy to make some presumptions given this footage.
The Age has another article today about Derek Percy and his possible involvement.About a year back, the Tasmanian Police Commissioner (himself a 40 year serving member) said in the Mercury that there was significant belief among long-serving Tasmanian police that convicted child killer James Ryan O'Neill was suspected of having a lot to do with the Beaumont children's disappearance and murder.
O'Neill has been banged up in Risdon since 1975 after abducting and murdering two children on Hobart's Eastern Shore.
Was also found to have been in several other areas on mainland Australia at the same time where children simply disappeared.
SA Police dismissed the suggestion after interviewing him over the matter apparently, but suspicion remains.
Yeah my wife couldn't watch it. She saw the first 15 minutes then said thats it for me I can't take any more of it. Can't imagine Anita's parents having to listen to details of what they did to her in court, would be torture. Don't think I want to read the book and find out what else they did to her, what they talked about on tv last night was bad enough, whatever they couldn't talk about I don't want to even know about.
That does not surprise me.Going bye what the underworld did to stewart john regan after a young child went missinf in hes care never to be seen again.I had a client a few years back, an old bloke that had done some time in Long Bay during the 80's. He told me that during his time of incarceration, there was an unofficial bounty of $50,000 on the heads of each of the Cobby killers, put up by the Sydney underworld themselves, such was even their disgust with the crime.
Can't see that disgusting creep ever getting out. Reportedly the public have never been told what happened to the mothers oldest boy, a teenager who he killed out the front as the details are just too upsetting. Hope he also is rotting away in jail.The greenough massacre what also extremely sick case. William Patrick Mitchel is up for parole later this year hope he never is let out.
There is a Facebook page on the beaumonts. Admittedly the woman is a little odd but what she says and claims makes for some very interesting reading. A book called the Satin Man on this case is fascinating also.Once worked with a guy who with another wrote a book on this crime. What those...trying to think of a word but you all know what I mean...did to her was horrific from what he told me. Believe her father told the mother not to attend the court case as it would have been too much for her. As someone in here as also said, the judge ordered "never to be released" on their files.
The Beaumont case has fascinated me in that how would one person make 3 kids disappear just like that...would have had to had help IMO. Maybe the kids got themselves into a situation where they thought they would be in trouble with their mother and things escalated from there..Who knows, but I'm sure someone does, or did.