Second man charged over 2007 cold case murder
A second man has been charged over the cold case disappearance and suspected murder of Jay Brodgen in the Whitsundays 12 years ago. Mr Brogden, then 21, was last seen alive in Cannonvale, near Airlie Beach, in 2007.Detectives believe he was murdered but his body has never been found.© Queensland Police A coroner ruled in 2015 that Jay Brogden likely met with foul play. Gavin Philip Parnell, 33, was arrested in Coffs Harbour on March 26 on unrelated matters.He was today charged with one count of murder over Mr Brogden's death.Mr Parnell appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody.
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A Tasmanian woman and her secret lover have been found guilty of a "cold, calculated execution" that involved "a chilling betrayal of a friend and a husband".
It took a Supreme Court jury about five hours to find Margaret Anne Otto, 47, and Bradley Scott Purkiss, 43, guilty of murdering Tasmanian tattoo artist Dwayne "Doc" Davies.
In an emotionally charged hearing, Purkiss shook his head in the dock and Otto broke down in tears as both verdicts were read, while family members wept and hugged.
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While Otto was not present during her husband's killing, the court had heard she and Purkiss hatched a plan to murder Mr Davies to put an end to years of emotional abuse.
Purkiss lured Mr Davies to a property at Elderslie where he shot him at close range in the head in May 2017.
Police arrest man and woman over alleged murder of Shaun Russell at Hackham West
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The court heard Purkiss then wrapped the body and buried his "best mate" in a shallow bush grave on a remote property at Levendale.
Crown Prosecutor Madeline Wilson described the killing as "a crystallisation of a plan to kill Mr Davies that involved a chilling betrayal of a friend and a husband".
"There was deliberate and considerate planning that led to an intentional killing," she said.
She said the plan had been in response to long-standing grievances.
Ms Wilson said both parties were motivated by a level of self-interest, whether that was to escape an unhappy marriage, financial issues, or a feeling of being used.
Purkiss interrupted Ms Wilson's final submissions.
"What a load of shit, you've got it all wrong," Purkiss said.
Chief Justice Alan Blow told him: "If you're not quiet, you'll be taken away."
More to come.
'Please leave us': Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to abandon Anglican church .
"We cannot bless same-sex marriages for the simple reason that we cannot bless sin," Archbishop Glenn Davies said.He said the church must focus on "evangelising Australia" rather than "the constant pressure to change our doctrine in order to satisfy the lusts and pleasures of the world".