On This Day – January 28, 1962

A Joel Teicher aged 26, appeared in the City Court charged with having murdered four people in Collingwood on this day in 1962. Teicher, a former storeman and packer, from Collingwood murdered Joseph Teicher, 61, income tax consultant and interpreter, his wife, Mrs. Assunta Teicher, 45, Lorenzo Picone, 20, son of Mrs. Teicher by a previous marriage, and Tervito Lo Presti, 17, a migrant girl boarder. The four were found shot dead in their house in Johnston Street. Each person shot five times. The charged man was Joseph Teicher’s son by a former marriage. Many migrants packed the City Court for the brief hearing.