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On This Day – October 23, 1969

A 30-year-old woman broke down and cried when she was committed for trial at the Coroner’s Court to day for the murder of her six-months-old baby.  Mr H. W. Pascoe, SM, committed Mrs Patricia Louise Coolen. of Pembroke Road, Mooroolbark, to appear in the Supreme Court on March 2.  Mrs Coolen was charged with the murder of Sylvia Maree Coolen on October 23, 1969.  First Constable D. Grigg of Croydon told the Court Mrs Coolen was nursing her baby and crying when, he went to her house after a phone call to police. My God, I think my baby’s dead. I’ve killed her”, Mrs Coolen had said to him. Dr James McNamara said that a post mortem examination had revealed the baby had died of strangulation.

On This Day – October 16, 1947

Robert Woodbine Whinfield, 59, of Dorset-road, Croydon, retired auctioneer, was yesterday committed for trial on October 16 at the Supreme Court on a charge of having wounded William Roy Coles; 50, of Bayswater-road, Bayswater, poultry farmer, with intent to murder.

Dr. Ian Thomas Cameron, of Croydon, said he received a telephone call from Whinfield, and went with Constables Grieves and Belbin to Whinfield’s home.

Coles was found under the archway of a hedge. There was a wound on his head, which could have been caused by an axe produced. Whinfleld had said he and Coles had been attacked and robbed. Leslie Bennett, of Dorset-road, Croydon, laborer, said on the night of the wounding he had seen Colas asleep on the couch at Whinfleld’s house. Coles had been annoyed when awakened by Whinfleld. Both men had been drinking. Mr. M, M. Gorman appeared for Whinfield.

ON THIS DAY – February 28, 2002

Kade Hall was last seen in Croydon around 10pm on the 28th of February 2002, before being picked up by an unknown person. Hall received a call from a pay phone outside Mooroolbark KFC at 10.10pm. Hall was shot and dumped on the side of Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd. His body was found 15 days later. Police believe the murder was the work of three men known to Mr Hall. Police have put a $1 million reward on the table for anyone who can help successfully prosecute the killer or killers.

 

 

On This Day – October 23, 1969

A 30-year-old woman broke down and cried when she was committed for trial at the Coroner’s Court to day for the murder of her six-months-old baby.  Mr H. W. Pascoe, SM, committed Mrs Patricia Louise Coolen. of Pembroke Road, Mooroolbark, to appear in the Supreme Court on March 2.  Mrs Coolen was charged with the murder of Sylvia Maree Coolen on October 23, 1969.  First Constable D. Grigg of Croydon told the Court Mrs Coolen was nursing her baby and crying when, he went to her house after a phone call to police. My God, I think my baby’s dead. I’ve killed her”, Mrs Coolen had said to him. Dr James McNamara said that a post mortem examination had revealed the baby had died of strangulation.

On This Day – October 16, 1947

Robert Woodbine Whinfield, 59, of Dorset-road, Croydon, retired auctioneer, was yesterday committed for trial on October 16 at the Supreme Court on a charge of having wounded William Roy Coles; 50, of Bayswater-road, Bayswater, poultry farmer, with intent to murder.

Dr. Ian Thomas Cameron, of Croydon, said he received a telephone call from Whinfield, and went with Constables Grieves and Belbin to Whinfield’s home.

Coles was found under the archway of a hedge. There was a wound on his head, which could have been caused by an axe produced. Whinfleld had said he and Coles had been attacked and robbed. Leslie Bennett, of Dorset-road, Croydon, laborer, said on the night of the wounding he had seen Colas asleep on the couch at Whinfleld’s house. Coles had been annoyed when awakened by Whinfleld. Both men had been drinking. Mr. M, M. Gorman appeared for Whinfield.

ON THIS DAY – February 28, 2002

Kade Hall was last seen in Croydon around 10pm on the 28th of February 2002, before being picked up by an unknown person. Hall received a call from a pay phone outside Mooroolbark KFC at 10.10pm. Hall was shot and dumped on the side of Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd. His body was found 15 days later. Police believe the murder was the work of three men known to Mr Hall. Police have put a $1 million reward on the table for anyone who can help successfully prosecute the killer or killers.