Birthday of Mick Gatto

ON THIS DAY …….6th August 1955 Domenic “Mick” Gatto was born on the 6th of August 1955. Mick is an Italian-Australian man widely suspected to be involved in the Melbourne underworld. Gatto is a ‘professional mediator’ within the building industry in Melbourne. He runs a company, Arbitrations and Mediations Pty Ltd and has an interest […]

Murder of a Murderer

ON THIS DAY – July 22, 1988 PENTRIDGE PRISON CONVICTED murderer Alex Tsakmakis’s brutal killing earned very little sympathy among his fellow inmates.  Before we was clobbered to death behind bars, he too had carried out a prison killing. Before coming to police attention, Alex Tsakmakis appeared to be a company director and Ivanhoe family […]

Man on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – June 6, 1931 GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER  In the Criminal Court to-day George Arnold Turner, (33), labourer, was charged with having murdered Edward Vincent Sheehan on June 6 at Collingwood. The Crown alleged that during a struggle Sheehan fell to the footpath, and Turner went down on top of him. Turner held […]

NOT GUILTY OF HUSBAND MURDER

On This Day – December 17, 1942 Florence Maddalon aged 27, of South Yarra was found not guilty on a charge of having murdering her husband. Mrs Maddalon, collapsed on hearing the verdict of not guilty on the 17th December 1942. Her husband, Gulseppe Maddalon aged 40 was found fatally shot. She was also acquitted […]

Birthday of Mick Gatto

ON THIS DAY …….6th August 1955 Domenic “Mick” Gatto was born on the 6th of August 1955. Mick is an Italian-Australian man widely suspected to be involved in the Melbourne underworld. Gatto is a ‘professional mediator’ within the building industry in Melbourne. He runs a company, Arbitrations and Mediations Pty Ltd and has an interest […]

Murder of a Murderer

ON THIS DAY – July 22, 1988 PENTRIDGE PRISON CONVICTED murderer Alex Tsakmakis’s brutal killing earned very little sympathy among his fellow inmates.  Before we was clobbered to death behind bars, he too had carried out a prison killing. Before coming to police attention, Alex Tsakmakis appeared to be a company director and Ivanhoe family […]

Man on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – June 6, 1931 GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER  In the Criminal Court to-day George Arnold Turner, (33), labourer, was charged with having murdered Edward Vincent Sheehan on June 6 at Collingwood. The Crown alleged that during a struggle Sheehan fell to the footpath, and Turner went down on top of him. Turner held […]

Garvoc Woman Charge Withdrawn

ON THIS DAY – May 17, 1943 LAANG The charge previously presented against Mrs Kathleen Lenehan of the murder of her husband, Thomas Lenehan, farmer, at their home at Laang, near Garvoc, on May 17, was withdrawn by Senior Constable Casey, of Terang. In making his application for the withdrawal of the charge. Senior Constable […]

A Plea of Self-Defence

ON THIS DAY – May 12, 1919 MELBOURNE MELBOURNE SHOOTING Henry Stokes, was charged with having wounded, with intent to murder, Henry Slater, in Little Collins-Street on May 12, was granted bail by Mr. Justice Hood. Slater is in the Melbourne Hospital as a result of having been shot with a revolver. Bail was refused by […]

Chinese Acquitted Of Murder

ON THIS DAY …… 29th March 1947 MELBOURNE Pleading that he acted in self-defence, Chang Gooh Kong aged 34, Chinese seaman, was acquitted in the Criminal Court of the murder of Douglas Vivian Alcock aged 21, labourer, of Brunswick St., Fitzroy, on this day in 1947.  

Murder Charge Fails

ON THIS DAY – December 24, 1926 NORTH MELBOURNE IN SELF DEFENCE Dominica Condello, 33, quarry man, who was charged with having murdered Constable Thomas Clare at North Melbourne on December 24, was acquitted, on the grounds that he acted in self-defence.  

NOT GUILTY OF HUSBAND MURDER

  On This Day – December 17, 1942 Florence Maddalon aged 27, of South Yarra was found not guilty on a charge of having murdering her husband. Mrs Maddalon, collapsed on hearing the verdict of not guilty on the 17th December 1942. Her husband, Gulseppe Maddalon aged 40 was found fatally shot. She was also […]