On This Day – January 28, 2006

William John Watkins, murdered and raped two sisters Colleen (23) and Laura Irwin (21) in their Altona North home in 2006. Friends discovered their bodies lying side by side on Laura’s bed. In 2007, the coroner found that the girls neighbour William John Watkins had raped and stabbed them to death. Three days later Watkins was shot dead by WA police after being pulled over and an altercation occurred