By Paul B. Kidd
More tales from the biggest-ever choice of Australian precise crime. From the annals of our felony history—and as featured on Paul B. Kidd's top-rating radio segement 'Crime File'—comes one other number of Australian real crime tales, from high-proifile homicide circumstances to crimes of he macabre and peculiar.
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My daughters couldn’t be dead. Only the night before I had called to wish Lexie a happy birthday and talked about the camping trip they were going on the following day for the Australia Day long weekend. 10am to find the carnage. ‘When I arrived I embraced my ex-wife Beverley, who had arrived home to the chaos from a friend’s wedding celebration, and we sobbed uncontrollably,’ he says. ‘Beverley wanted to go inside and see what had happened to her daughters but the police took me aside and explained that the girls had been “blown away” with a shotgun.
The big cash prizes on offer were attracting anglers from all over the country and although there were some notorious cheats among them, the organisers didn’t seem to care. With around 5000 anglers each paying a $10 entry fee, they stood to make a killing, so a little fudging here and there wouldn’t hurt. In fact, the rules almost encouraged it; the boundaries were anywhere within 30 kilometres of the starting point, and they weren’t policed. The area included four dams and several rivers. The big prizes were for the capture of Terry, the Tagged Trout.
He was fined and left Australia in disgrace, never to return. By now Norton’s reputation as High Priestess of the Witches of Australia was established and through the late 1950s and ’60s she made a living consulting in witchcraft and allowing the believers to have their pictures taken with her alongside a life-size portrait of Pan, her favourite demon. She did nothing to quash the stories of the sex orgies at her tiny apartment with as many as nine naked guests at a time in grotesque masks and capes lusting over her, naked but for a cat mask, black apron and black shawl, and smoking a hashish joint from a long cigarette holder.
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