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ON THIS DAY – October 16, 2002

The victim was found dead by his brother around 10am on October 16, 2002 – half seated and half slumped on the floor against his bed. He had been killed three days earlier and had been shot five times in the head with a .38 handgun.

Kallipolitis became extremely paranoid, which could have been because of his steroid and other drug use. He would always have a firearm at home. The fact that he was killed in his bedroom and there were no signs of a struggle would suggest he had someone he knew in his house prior to his death.

It was suggested that Benji Venamin was responsible for the killing.

The two were always up for a chat and on October 12 they had a total of 18 telephone conversations.

Veniamin dropped PK off at his home about 9 o’clock that evening and, police claim, went into the fortified house with his mate – probably to discuss business. Kallipolitis made his last call to a local panel-beating firm around 8.55pm – possibly to discuss debts.

Associates said Benji was a regular visitor and Kallipolitis was at ease in his company – a perfect formula for an underworld ambush.

From that night Benji would never ring his mate again, although it would be three days before the body would be discovered. The conclusion was obvious. Veniamin knew PK would not answer as he was slumped dead in the bedroom.

The autopsy showed he was shot in the temple, back of the head and just above the right eye at point-blank range.

Located on the bed was a blue carry bag containing neatly folded tracksuit pants and T-shirts. There was a sawn-off shotgun, black leather gloves and two shotgun cartridges. On a nearby dresser crime scene examiners found a handwritten sign that said ”Gotcha Gone C………, Ha, Ha, Ha.”

One theory is that Kallipolitis wrote the note he intended to use in an armed robbery as part of his debt collection business. Another was that it was a Veniamin taunt to his now dead friend. It was an expression Benji often used to end his text messages.

Benji would not live to be charged with the murder – he was shot dead in a case of self-defence by Melbourne identity Mick Gatto in 2004.

ON THIS DAY – October 16, 2002

The victim was found dead by his brother around 10am on October 16, 2002 – half seated and half slumped on the floor against his bed. He had been killed three days earlier and had been shot five times in the head with a .38 handgun.

Kallipolitis became extremely paranoid, which could have been because of his steroid and other drug use. He would always have a firearm at home. The fact that he was killed in his bedroom and there were no signs of a struggle would suggest he had someone he knew in his house prior to his death.

It was suggested that Benji Venamin was responsible for the killing.

The two were always up for a chat and on October 12 they had a total of 18 telephone conversations.

Veniamin dropped PK off at his home about 9 o’clock that evening and, police claim, went into the fortified house with his mate – probably to discuss business. Kallipolitis made his last call to a local panel-beating firm around 8.55pm – possibly to discuss debts.

Associates said Benji was a regular visitor and Kallipolitis was at ease in his company – a perfect formula for an underworld ambush.

From that night Benji would never ring his mate again, although it would be three days before the body would be discovered. The conclusion was obvious. Veniamin knew PK would not answer as he was slumped dead in the bedroom.

The autopsy showed he was shot in the temple, back of the head and just above the right eye at point-blank range.

Located on the bed was a blue carry bag containing neatly folded tracksuit pants and T-shirts. There was a sawn-off shotgun, black leather gloves and two shotgun cartridges. On a nearby dresser crime scene examiners found a handwritten sign that said ”Gotcha Gone C………, Ha, Ha, Ha.”

One theory is that Kallipolitis wrote the note he intended to use in an armed robbery as part of his debt collection business. Another was that it was a Veniamin taunt to his now dead friend. It was an expression Benji often used to end his text messages.

Benji would not live to be charged with the murder – he was shot dead in a case of self-defence by Melbourne identity Mick Gatto in 2004.

Have you joined us on the darker side of history in Chinatown yet?

Join Madam or Constable Strickland in the most dangerous street in the colony hearing tales of murder, crime, drugs and prostitution.  Hear of the connections to the Eureka Stockade, the Gun Alley murder, Jack the Ripper to name a but a few!

Do you have what it takes …….

Tours run for 90 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights.  Call 1300865800 for more information

Not sure what to do this Easter weekend? Why not ‘hop’ onto one of the Twisted History tours!! We have availability left for Ghost and Investigation tours on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday at the Geelong Gaol and Easter Saturday on a murder tour in Chinatown.  Call 1300865800 for more information and bookings

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Thank you to the two lovely ladies who joined Madam in the most dangerous street in the colony!  I hope you enjoyed your journey as much as I enjoyed sharing the darker side of history with you! ~ Madam12395625_10207463947058868_1056856309_n

Thank you to the group who joined me in the most dangerous street in the colony, Little Bourke street, hearing of murder, crime, drugs and prostitution. I do hope you enjoyed your journey to the darker side of history ~ Madam

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