Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Alison fan as discuss newly-revealed leads in the Claremont serial killings investigation - including a blood-stained brick found near Ciara Glennon’s body.
More of the hundreds of leads chased down by police hunting the Claremont serial killer were revealed for the first time today, including a brick collected in connection with Ciara Glennon’s murder.
A long-time PathWest scientist revealed under questioning that a crucial DNA document contained a ‘number of mistakes’. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS.
Two never-before-heard leads police were following up on during the mammoth investigation were revealed to the court on day 46.
A pair of gloves found discarded in a waterway close to where Jane Rimmer’s body was discovered were sent to the PathWest lab to be tested for blood, it has been revealed.
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has grilled a PathWest forensic pathologist about a “potentially costly” mistake made during DNA testing on one of the Claremont victims. RECAP TODAY’S HEARING HERE.
Alison Fan tells us some of the theories she’s heard from friends, strangers and people attending the public gallery at court, as she and the team try and put some of those questions into context.
The scientist who tested Ciara Glennon’s fingernails and vegetation from Jane Rimmer’s crime scene detailed the forensics methodology used amid contamination fears. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS
The Claremont serial killings trial has heard another day of gripping evidence, this time a statement from the forensic expert who entered the male DNA and found a hit.
The pivotal moments when now-discredited PathWest team leader Laurie Webb discovered male DNA under Ciara Glennon’s fingernails have finally been relayed to WA’s trial of the century.
New DNA evidence was revealed before the court heard from discredited former PathWest forensic scientist Laurie Webb in the Claremont serial killings trial today. FOLLOW IT AS IT HAPPENED
After two days of adjournment, the Claremont serial killings trial was delayed again today following the discovery of more than 400 documents relating to key evidence - Ciara Glennon’s fingernails.
The Claremont serial killings trial has been delayed again as prosecutors deal with the fallout from the discovery of hundreds of pages of documents relating to DNA work on crucial evidence.
After a two day hiatus following a disclosure blunder, the prosecution were forced to ask for an extended adjournment as court returned this morning. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS.
On February 11, 1995 a teenager’s life was forever changed. It was the night Bradley Robert Edwards brutally raped the 17-year-old, snatching her as she walked home after a night out with friends.
Day 42 of the Claremont serial killings trial started with a revelation that immediately led to a delay of proceedings for at least two days.
The judge in the Claremont serial killer trial has demanded an explanation from PathWest, after it emerged documents detailing DNA work done on crucial evidence had not been shown to the defence team.
An apparent disclosure blunder - which has seen hundreds of documents relating to DNA testing not being given to the defence – will delay the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards for days.
PathWest blunder leads to two-day delay. Judge presiding over the trial demands formal answer saying situation is “extremely unsatisfactory”. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS
It’s WA’s trial of the century - a fitting description for the Claremont Serial Killings case - and The West Australian’s Claremont in Conversation podcast has followed it every step of the way.
It appears unlikely discredited forensic scientist Laurie Webb — who was intimately involved in the hunt for the killer of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ms Glennon — will give evidence.
Just days before what would have been Ciara Glennon’s 28th birthday, her grieving family were given a gift from a detective and pathologist Dr Karin Margolius - a lock of her hair.
Forensic officers, police and a pathologist combined in an act of extraordinary empathy for the families of two of the Claremont murder victims — on what would have been their daughters’ birthdays.
Ciara Glennon’s grieving parents were given a lock of her hair before the remaining mass was returned to forensics for further investigation. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS
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