Twins in Murder Plot

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947 Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of […]

WOMAN’S STORY IN COURT – MANY SHOTS FIRED

ON THIS DAY – July 31, 1922 In the Malvern Police Court Robert Albert Scott, a French polisher, was charged with having, at Malvern, on July 31 shot Marie Dorothy Victoria Frith, a widow, aged 32 years, with intent to murder her. Marié Dorothy Victoria Frith said that she had known Scott for about 14 months. […]

Conspiracy to Murder

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1947 A slim, blue-eyed blonde, smartly dressed in a light brown coat, Dulcie Markham, of Fawkner Street, St. Kilda, appeared in the City Court this morning charged with conspiracy to murder. It was alleged that at St. Kilda on July 31, she conspired with Ernest Alfred James Markham to […]

DOCTOR IS CHARGED WITH SHOOTING FRIEND AT SEASIDE

ON THIS DAY – JULY 7, 1948 CHARGED with having wounded Francis Gerald Ryan with intent to murder him, Eugene Francis Fitzpatrick, medical practitioner, of Como pde, Mentone, appeared before the Geelong City Court yesterday. He pleaded not guilty. Ryan, a fish merchant, of Derby st, Kensington, said that he and George Sevior went to […]

Two Women – Attempted Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 14, 1913 MELBOURNE MURDER CONSPIRACY CHARGE – TWO YOUNG WOMEN ARRESTED – WIFE’S EXTRAORDINARY STORY Few more remarkable cases have come before the Criminal Court than that which was heard in Melbourne on June 14, when Elizabeth Louisa Barry, aged 28 years, an employee in a tearoom in “The Block,” […]

Housekeeper Assaulted

On this Day – April 11, 1914 ACCUSED MAN REMANDED. MISS BASS TELLS STORY. By the train which arrived at Ballarat at 3 o’clock on Tuesday from Linton, James Williams came under escort as a prisoner, charged with the attempted murder at Linton on Monday afternoon of Sarah Bass. He had been brought before Mr. […]

Melbourne’s Chinatown Murder Hunt

On This Day – January 30, 1947 Melbourne’s ‘Chinatown’ has been subjected to an Intense search by many detectives and police since the murder last night of Yung Shlng, 53 year old bosun of the freighter Fort Abltiba. Shlng was shot dead In a taxi at point blank range. The owner-driver of the taxi, Robert Sydney […]

William O’Meally

William John O’Meally was a career criminal who was convicted of the murder of Constable George Howell at Caulfield in 1952 O’Meally was born in 1920 as Joseph Thompson in Young, NSW.  The family moved to Sydney when he was 11 but his parents marriage dissolved not long after, and up to 14 years of […]

Welcome to 2018!!

Well we might be a little bit late to the new year this year!!  But nevertheless Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! In our defence we have been busy in the background finding and securing some new adventures for the Twisted History for this year, some we will be letting you know about very soon!  […]

ALLEGED ATTEMPTED MURDER

ON THIS DAY – December 4, 1931 Edward Leeming. aged 19 years, salesman, of Bon Beach, was committed for trial on charge of attempted murder. Clarence Holford, commercial traveller, said that Leeming and he had been at St. Kilda on December 4.  Leeming had a revolver, and witness tried to get him to put it […]

MURDER THREAT ALLEGED

On This Day – November 29, 1946 A young returned soldier who is alleged to have chased and threatened to kill his former fiancee with a Japanese Samurai sword, was committed for trial in the Fourth District Court yesterday.  Charles Francis Wright (22) docker and painter. Spencer St., West Melbourne, was charged with having entered […]

YOUNG MAN CHARGED.

On This Day – November 19, 1938  Richard Clarence Skinner, 21, of South Melbourne, was arrested on a charge with having at Bacchus Marsh on November 19, with intent to murder, Arthur Edwards, a farm hand, of Balwyn. He had a severe wound on the chin and was unable to speak. By writing answers to […]