Accused Claremont killer 'threatened wife's lover over affair'
A love rival has told the Claremont serial killings trial he had sex with Bradley Robert Edwards' first wife as the accused slept in another bedroom.Giving evidence via video link from overseas, he spilled details of his secret relationship with Edwards' first wife - as their marriage unraveled. Both of their identities have been suppressed.
On 22 December 2016, Bradley Robert Edwards (48) was arrested at his Kewdale house in relation to the deaths of both Rimmer and Glennon . According to ABC News, he is believed to have had no previous link to the case. " Claremont serial killer : Taxi clue to Ciara Glennon 's death".
Bradley Edwards , 50, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the wilful murders of 18-year-old Ms Spiers, Jane Rimmer , 23, and Ciara Glennon , 27, who disappeared from the upmarket Perth entertainment district of Claremont between 1996 and 1997. The bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms
The Claremont serial killings trial has been shown video footage of a man resembling Bradley Edwards at a service station near Claremont on the night Ciara Glennon, the third victim, went missing.
Edwards, 51, is charged with murdering three women — Ms Glennon, 27, Sarah Spiers, 18 and Jane Rimmer, 23.
The women had all been enjoying nights out in the upmarket Perth entertainment district on the nights they vanished between January 1996 and March 1997.
On Wednesday, The WA Supreme Court was shown vision of a male customer at the BP Rose Gardens service station in the suburb of Nedlands, adjacent to Claremont, on March 14, 1997.
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Footage of Jane Rimmer ’s final hours has been shown at the Claremont serial killings trial in Perth. Accused former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards denies murdering the 23-year-old in It was the last time they saw her. The final clip of footage in which Ms Rimmer was captured will
An ex-girlfriend of accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards tells his murder trial her © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Bradley Edwards is accused of murdering Ciara Glennon after allegedly abducting her in The bodies of Jane Rimmer , 23, and Ms Glennon , 27
The footage, taken at 7:06pm, showed a tall, dark-haired man dressed in a white business shirt and dark tie interacting with a service station attendant and buying a newspaper.
The vision is in black and white and the man is behind a wire security screen, making it difficult to clearly make out his features.
Detective Sergeant Justin Geary, who found the footage when he was tasked with reviewing all vision held by police relating to the Claremont case, told the court it was not possible to positively identify Edwards as the customer.
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich SC objected to the vision being tendered to the court since there was no proof it was Edwards.
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Sarah Spiers' friend has told the Claremont serial killings trial she called it a night on Australia Day in 1996 just minutes after the 18-year-old vanished.Now, 23 years on from Sarah Spiers' disappearance, a close friend of the 18-year-old receptionist has tearfully described the last words they said to each other on that summer night in Perth.
© ABC News Bradley Edwards is accused of killing (from top) Ciara Glennon , Jane Rimmer and Sarah Spiers. He maintained his innocence of all eight charges against him until last month, when he sensationally admitted to five counts relating to the sex attacks on the two women, who have not been
Alleged Claremont serial killer to face trial without jury. Bradley Robert Edwards has pleaded not The hearing got under yesterday after a last -minute adjournment when he was hospitalised with The prosecution alleged that in early 1997, Mr Edwards abducted Ciara Glennon from Claremont and
But Justice Stephen Hall accepted the argument of prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC that Edwards could not be excluded as the person featured in the footage.
New CCTV of Rimmer, Glennon played to court
The vision was taken several hours before Ms Glennon is known to have arrived in Claremont about 11:30pm.
The court was also shown never-before-seen footage of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon enjoying themselves at popular nightspots in Claremont, including the Continental Hotel and Club Bay View, on the nights they disappeared in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
Previously, the only CCTV footage seen of Ms Rimmer outside the Continental had been released by police 12 years after she disappeared on June 8, 1996.
Less than two minutes of vision was provided at the time, initially only to the producers of a Foxtel TV crime show.
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A victim of the accused Claremont serial killer has faced him in court, telling of a terrifying bedroom sex attack years before three women vanished. Bradley Edwards pleaded guilty to the historic offence last month but the woman insisted on testifying in his murder trial, where he stands accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of wilful murder. © AAP The Claremont victims: Jane Rimmer, 23, Ciara Glennon, 27, and Sarah Spiers, 18.
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The videos shown in the WA Supreme Court this week were far more extensive, showing Ms Rimmer in a number of places in Claremont over a period of more than half an hour.
The videos, in chronological order of the nights the two women disappeared, were compiled by Detective Sergeant Justin Geary after he joined a cold-case homicide review team in 2015 and was tasked with re-examining all footage police had of the evenings in question.
No CCTV footage of the evening Ms Spiers went missing was uncovered, nor was there any vision relating to three attacks Edwards has admitted — a, an , and the , less than a year before Ms Spiers vanished.
Video shows a laughing woman out on the town
The videos show a smiling, laughing Ms Rimmer both inside and outside the Continental Hotel, and on the street outside Club Bay View, with friends including Ben Rundle, Sian Chapman and Emma Donovan.
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In the pub she is captured walking down the internal stairs, using the wall as support as she stumbles but still with a broad smile on her face.
The pub is teeming with young people drinking and enjoying themselves as staff try to weave their way through the crowd, holding aloft wire baskets to collect glasses.
There is also vision of Ms Rimmer on the pavement outside the hotel chatting with her friend Emma Donovan.
Outside nearby Club Bay View, Ms Rimmer is shown walking down a busy St Quentin's Avenue and standing on the pavement in front of the venue with a group of friends, chatting animatedly and pushing her long blonde hair out of her face.
Vision from a few minutes later taken from the Continental Hotel shows her walking towards the hotel behind a young man, then standing on the pavement outside the pub alone and apparently waiting for someone.
The vision alternates between four different cameras on the night, each of which records about 13 seconds before switching to the next one.
As the camera pans to the front of the pub, Ms Rimmer is shown leaning on and next to a verandah post for about seven minutes, at one point seemingly checking her watch.
The last vision of her is at 12:04am. When the camera swings back to where she had been standing, she is not there.
Edwards missing from other footage
CCTV footage of the night Ciara Glennon vanished was also shown, showing her entering the Continental Hotel with a group of work colleagues.
Sergeant Geary said it was the only footage police had been able to locate of Ms Glennon on the night.
But footage was shown to the court of her friends both inside and outside the hotel, and at Club Bay View, as well as of the three men known as the "burger boys" who were also shown at the two venues.
The men saw a woman matching Ms Glennon's description on Stirling Highway in Claremont apparently hitchhiking, then talking to the driver of a white Holden Commodore station wagon sometime after midnight on March 15, 1997.
Under questioning from the prosecution, Sergeant Geary said police had not been able to identify Edwards in any CCTV footage taken in Claremont on the night either woman disappeared.
In her opening address, Ms Barbagallo said Edwards operated "on the periphery" of Cottesloe and Claremont and away from cameras, describing him as an "enigma of the dark".
The trial continues.
Claremont trial adjourned until new year .
The Claremont serial killings trial has reached its end for 2019, with police and scientific experts to dominate the evidence in the new year.The majority of civilian witnesses in the Claremont serial killings trial have testified within the first 17 days, with the hearing now taking a break until the new year.