Alleged Murder Of Pensioner

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1946 In the Criminal Court yesterday it was alleged that a man had confessed he killed another man because he irritated him by listening to horror stories on the radio. Before the court was Trevor Francis Sanderson McKenzie, sailor, charged with murdering Phillip Hilton Elmore Johnson, 65, invalid pensioner. […]

SUPPOSED WIFE MURDER.

On This Day – December 6, 1902 With reference to the arrest of Robert Hawkins for the murder of his wife at Bealiba, near Maryborough, on December 6 (particulars of which were wired on Saturday), the police have also ascertained that the life of Mrs. Hawkins was insured for £500, of which one year’s premium […]

Schoolboy Accident

ON THIS DAY – October 5, 1944 On October 5th, 1944, two boys, John Graham and Geoffrey Clay, aged 8 and 9 respectively walked to Clay’s home for lunch from school. In Clay’s bedroom, the two boys were looking through a penny dreadful magazine. The boys decided to try and emulate the front cover, which […]

Alleged Murder Of Pensioner

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1946 In the Criminal Court yesterday it was alleged that a man had confessed he killed another man because he irritated him by listening to horror stories on the radio. Before the court was Trevor Francis Sanderson McKenzie, sailor, charged with murdering Phillip Hilton Elmore Johnson, 65, invalid pensioner. […]

Murder of Beverley Ratten

ON THIS DAY – May 7, 1970 ECHUCA On May 7, 1970 members of the Victoria Police stationed in Echuca responded to an emergency call at a home in Mitchell Street. They found a heavily-pregnant woman, Beverley Ratten, lying dead in the kitchen from a shotgun wound to the torso. Her upset husband, Leith Ratten, […]

Acquitted of Murdering Father

On This Day – January 17, 1949 A jury in the Criminal Court found Richard Robert Hollis, 16 years, of North-avenue, Mt. Evelyn, not guilty of a charge of having murdered his father. The jury also found him not guilty of an alternative charge of manslaughter. The Crown alleged that Hollis murdered his father, Richard Claude […]

SUPPOSED WIFE MURDER.

On This Day – December 6, 1902 With reference to the arrest of Robert Hawkins for the murder of his wife at Bealiba, near Maryborough, on December 6 (particulars of which were wired on Saturday), the police have also ascertained that the life of Mrs. Hawkins was insured for £500, of which one year’s premium […]

Schoolboy Accident

ON THIS DAY – October 5, 1944 On October 5th, 1944, two boys, John Graham and Geoffrey Clay, aged 8 and 9 respectively walked to Clay’s home for lunch from school. In Clay’s bedroom, the two boys were looking through a penny dreadful magazine. The boys decided to try and emulate the front cover, which […]

Alleged Murder Of Pensioner

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1946 In the Criminal Court yesterday it was alleged that a man had confessed he killed another man because he irritated him by listening to horror stories on the radio. Before the court was Trevor Francis Sanderson McKenzie, sailor, charged with murdering Phillip Hilton Elmore Johnson, 65, invalid pensioner. […]

Murder of Beverley Ratten

ON THIS DAY – May 7, 1970 ECHUCA On May 7, 1970 members of the Victoria Police stationed in Echuca responded to an emergency call at a home in Mitchell Street. They found a heavily-pregnant woman, Beverley Ratten, lying dead in the kitchen from a shotgun wound to the torso. Her upset husband, Leith Ratten, […]

Acquitted of Murdering Father

On This Day – January 17, 1949 A jury in the Criminal Court found Richard Robert Hollis, 16 years, of North-avenue, Mt. Evelyn, not guilty of a charge of having murdered his father. The jury also found him not guilty of an alternative charge of manslaughter. The Crown alleged that Hollis murdered his father, Richard Claude […]

On This Day – December 6, 1902

SUPPOSED WIFE MURDER. With reference to the arrest of Robert Hawkins for the murder of his wife at Bealiba, near Maryborough, on December 6 (particulars of which were wired on Saturday), the police have also ascertained that the life of Mrs. Hawkins was insured for £500, of which one year’s premium had been paid. The […]