Penny Bailey death: Stephen Bailey charged with murder of his mother

This weavel “Allegedly”killed his mum for reasons unknown to anyone so far…The one and only suspect has been caught,What a little snivelling dog this bloke was…Tragic for the family although I am certain they have found the answers they needed quickly.

Stephen Bailey has been charged with the murder of his mother, Penny Bailey, whose body was found in bushland on Thursday night.

Ms Bailey was last seen at her Mont Albert home on Sunday and reported missing by her family two days later.

Investigators found her body near the Mullum Mullum Creek in Donvale two days later.

Bailey was arrested on Thursday before his mother’s body was located.

Victoria Police said a 34-year-old Mont Albert man had been charged with one count of murder.

He will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.

Ms Bailey is the daughter of Laurie Kerr, who played 149 games for Carlton Football Club in the 1950s and was named in the club’s team of the century.

He later founded public relations company International Public Relations.

Her mother Vivienne Kerr is currently the number one female ticket holder at the Blues, while her sister Judy Mullen is the president of the Women of Carlton coterie group.

Stephen Bailey played football for Box Hill in the VFL, and West Adelaide and Norwood in the SANFL.

In a statement, Ms Bailey’s family said she would be remembered for her “warm heart”.

“The Kerr family would like to publicly express its gratitude for the outpouring of support it has received since Penny’s disappearance,” it said.

“Penny was a beautiful woman and mother of three children. She will be remembered for her caring nature, warm heart and love of family.

“The Kerr family is large. Vivienne and Laurie Kerr had nine children – there are 34 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

“The entire family is focused on providing Penny’s daughters, Belinda and Shannon with comfort at this time.

“We would also like to thank the Victoria Police for their professionalism and the caring and sensitive manner in which they conducted their investigations.”


Penny Bailey body found as son Stephen arrested for her suspicious disappearance

Missing mother
 THE son of a woman found dead in Donvale last night has been charged with her murder.

Stephen Bailey, 34, was arrested after his mother Penny Bailey went missing from their Mont Albert home on Wednesday.

He was charged with murder this afternoon.

It comes as Carlton great Stephen Kernahan says the club is in shock over the death of Ms Bailey, who is the daughter of former Blues footballer Laurie Kerr.

Kernahan’s tribute came as it emerged Stephen Bailey was a best-and-fairest winner at VFL club Box Hill Hawks and a prominent player in the SANFL.

A body believed to be that of Ms Bailey was found in bushland near Mullum Mullum Creek in Donvale about 7.10pm yesterday, 24 hours after police investigating the Mont Albert mother’s suspicious disappearance arrested her son.

“The body has not been formally identified but is believed to be that of missing woman Penny Bailey,” Acting Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman said last night.

Ms Bailey was one of nine children born to the renowned footballer and PR guru and his wife, Vivienne.

Laurie Kerr played for Carlton in the 1950s and was named as an emergency in Carlton’s Team of the Century.

Former Carlton player Laurie Kerr.

Laurie and Vivienne Kerr, right, with his family in 1967: Libby, 5, Judy, 6, Penny, 11, Paul, 14, Greg, 3, Louise, 17, Peter, 19, and Mark, 9.

Stephen Bailey was an onballer who played reserve grade football for Carlton in 2002.

He was playing at Donvale when he was called up to play reserve grade football for the Blues.

Bailey then headed back to play with Donvale and two years later played in the VFL with the Box Hill Hawks.

He won Box Hill Hawks’ senior best-and-fairest in 2004 under the coaching of Andy Collins.

He later crossed to the SANFL and became a prominent player for Norwood.

Kernahan said he was shocked and saddened at the news of Ms Bailey’s death.

“Our heart goes out to them,” he said.

Stephen Bailey, left, playing for Norwood in June 2006.

Stephen Bailey for Norwood in April 2006.

Kernahan said he was feeling for the entire Kerr and Bailey families, especially Ms Bailey’s mother.

“Vivienne’s a matriach of the football club, she’s the No.1 ticket holder. We know all the family well,” he said.

Mr Bailey, who was arrested in Smithfield Rd, Flemington, on Wednesday night in relation to his mother’s disappearance, played 54 games with Norwood from 2005 to 2007.

Penny Bailey’s mum, Vivienne, right, with daughter Judy Mullen at a Women of Carlton event.

Norwood Football Club president Paul Di Iulio said he was surprised when he heard the former Redlegs players had been arrested.

“I was shocked, I’m shocked at anything like that,” he said. “It’s not good news to hear.”

When asked if Mr Bailey was quiet, Mr Di Iulio said: “That’s my understanding. People I have spoken to say he kept to himself.”

Mr Di Iulio said Mr Bailey had ben a handy player at Norwood.

“He seemed like a reasonable bloke,” he said. “He played in the midfield and on the half back.”

Mr Di Iulio said Mr Bailey left Norwood to play at West Adelaide Football Club, also in the SANFL.

But he said he had departed on good terms and had left for other “football opportunities”. He said Bailey had not returned to the club since.

Forensic investigators at the scene of the discovery at Mullum Mullum creek in Donvale. Picture Yuri Kouzmin

Stephen Bailey spotted walking through the underpass at Flinders St to Southbank.

Ms Bailey’s body was found in bushland near the bed of the Mullum Mullum creek — just metres from a car park in Reynolds Rd.

A crime scene was established near Reynolds Rd just east of Springvale Rd after forensic specialists from the Crime Scene Unit reached the scene last night.

State Emergency Service crews set up flood lights as forensic crews scoured bushland near the creek.

The dumping ground could be clearly seen from a walking track across the small creek.

A local woman who walked past the crime scene on her way home said she was shocked by the discovery.

Local Amy Stephens said the discovery was “terrifying”.

“I am so shocked because this is such a good area,” she said.

“It is so close (to home) and such a nice area that you just don’t expect it to happen.”

She said children and families often used the area and nearby a reserve and sporting oval.

“There are often Scouts teams near here and sausage sizzles — it’s very close to everything,” Ms said.

“This is one-in-a-million — nothing like this happens.”

Penny Bailey and her son Stephen.

Mr Bailey remains in hospital.

Mrs Bailey was last seen at the Mont Albert home she shares with her son about 9pm on Sunday.

Detectives seized a black four-wheel-drive Volkswagen Tiguan from the property, which they loaded on to a flat bed trailer and have taken it away for forensic examination.

Police launched an investigation after the woman was reported missing by family on Tuesday night amid a disturbance at her house.

Her son was seen leaving the townhouse on a bicycle about 11.45am on Tuesday.

Stephen Bailey near the intersection of Elizabeth and Bourke streets in the CBD.

Det Insp Mick Hughes said the alarm was raised after a disturbance had been discovered at the Strabane Ave home.

“There is concern from what we witnessed at that scene,” he said.

A crime scene was established at the house.

Police also have seized two wheelie bins from the nature strip, while a mobile phone was taken into evidence.

Detectives inspected clothing and gloves from inside the bin.

Earlier, Ms Bailey’s siblings and children had forced entry into the townhouse after unsuccessful attempts were made to contact her.

Neighbours woke to find their street filled with police.

They said they hadn’t heard any disturbance from the townhouse over the weekend.

After his football career ended, Laurie Kerr pursued a career in journalism and built the public relations empire IPR.

Kerr studied at St Kevin’s College in Toorak, where four generations of his family would later go on to study.

Kerr died on December 28, 2001. He was 72.

Forensic police take the rubbish bins to check for evidence. Pictures: Ian Currie

13 thoughts on “Penny Bailey death: Stephen Bailey charged with murder of his mother

  1. Charles Whitman who shot and killed 14 people and injured 31 victims from the top observation deck of the 32 storey University of Texas in Austin in 1966, also prior to his crazy massacre committed matricide, by brutally murdering his mother. And also serial sex killer Edmund Kemper beat his mother to death in 1973. Kemper claims he was psychologically abused by his domineering mother in his youth. Then there was The Amityville Horror House called High Hopes , 112 Ocean Ave, Amityville, New York in 1974, where Ronald “Butch” De Feo, Jr killed his parents and four siblings, said the devil made him do it? The was later said to be haunted by paranormal phenomena? A book called The Amityville Horror : A True Story was written by Jay Anson which became a best seller and then the horror movie made called the Amityville Horror in 1979 and some sequels years later and in 2005. Watch more below on some of the more famous True Crime Matricide or Psychopathic and Sociopathic murder, matricide, infanticide brutal killing cases.

    :Murder , No Apparent Motive (1984) Rare Documentary.

    :Behind Mansion Walls – The Society Murders. – Matthew Wales. – Sentenced to 30 years.

    :Matthew Wales always the prime suspect in killing of his mother Margaret Wales-King nd Paul King. – True Crime Scene – Herald Sun – April 19, 2012.

    :Edmund Kemper : Interview Requested – Serial Killers Documentary.
    :Ed Kemper Interview 1984 1/2. – from Documentary “Murder – No Apparent Motive”.
    :Edmund Kemper: The Co Ed Butcher.

    :The Killing of America (1982) Uncut.

    :Noura Jackson – Parts 1 to 5. – Matricide. – My Mothers Murder.
    :Noura Jackson Sentencing. – Sentenced to 20 years.
    :Mom Gets 99 Years for Gluing Tot’s Hands – Violent Child Abuse & Attempted Infanticide.
    :Ohio Mother Sentenced To Life For Sexually Assaulting Infant Son.
    :Babysitter sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    :15 years for Clermont babysitter.
    :Teen sentenced for killing of great – grandmother with hatchet.
    :Judge Freaks Out in Court: “I Hope You Die in Prison.
    :Justice – Son Attacks His Mom’s killer In Court.
    :Victim shoots rapist in face.
    :Father beats teen he caught allegedly molesting son.
    :Man Slits His Own Throat In Courtroom After Getting 40 Year Sentence.
    :Man receives 50 year sentence in boy’s brutal beating.

    :Deranged Killers: Charles Whitman (2009)
    :Mass Murderer Charles Whitman Documentary. – When Life Means Life!… – Arthur Hodginson.

    :The Worst Massacre In American History John List Mass Murder Full Documentary. – 1971.

    :Teen confessed to killing parents with a hammer.
    :Teen Accused Of Killing Parents In Jail On Suicide Watch.

    :Amityville Horror Trailer 1979.
    :Amityville Horror, The (2005) – Trailer.
    :Amityville: The Awakening Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Bella Thorne Horror Movie HD.
    :F!rst P3rs0n K!llers – R0n DeFe0 – 1 of 4. – The first interview with Ron DeFeo 31 years after the Amityville murders.
    ;Amityville: The Final Testament 1/ 5 .
    :AMITYVILLE – horror. the truth – sharonking1974.
    :The Real Amityville Horror – (Paranormal Documentary).
    :BBC Documentary 2014 – Return to The Amityville Horror Paranormal Haunting Documentary.
    :The True Story of the Amityville Horror Full Documentary.




  2. The old original horror movies before and during the 1970’s and 1980’s I reckon are better than the remakes. The Exorcist , from 1973, with Linda Blair , Max Von Sydow is my favourite, it is still a bit scary. The Hills have Eyes with Michael Berryman. And with the Norman Bates psycho shower scene. Modern horror movies can’t recreate that. even with the special effects in todays movies. I would rather watch the older movies. And the original John Carpenter films like Christine, and – the Halloween”s – 1978 & 1981,1988 with actors Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis.’ P.J.Soles as Michael Myers,. Great timeless horror movies and great actors, sadly that most of them have now passed away.
    :THE EXORCIST – Trailer – (1973).
    :Halloween 11 (1981) Offical Trailer.
    :Christine (1983) Trailer.
    :The Hills Have Eyes (1977) – Trailer.


  3. When a stranger calls – great movie. – Have you checked the children!
    Here is some more good movies from the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s. I recommend them.

    30 Years since Back To The Future . I have chosen more edge of the seat picks from back to the past. Enjoy these.

    :Class of 1984 – 1982- Official Trailer.

    :Vanishing Point 1971) trailer.

    :Duel (1971) Trailer.

    :Hellraiser Trailer – Clive Parker – Stephen King Movie. -1987.

    :Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 – Official Trailer – 1988.

    :”Hellraiser 111: Hell On Earth (1992)” Theatrical Trailer.

    :Hellraiser 4, 5 & 6 Trailers.

    :Warlock – Trailer – 1989.

    :Warlock 2 The Armageddon 1993 Trailer.

    :Warlock 111: The End of Innocence – Trailer.

    :Wishmaster Trailer – 1997. – Wes Craven films. – also Wishmaster 2 to 4.

    :Bad Boys (1993) Trailer. – Sean Penn.

    :Escape From New York Original 1981 Trailer.

    :Escape from L.A. (1996) Official Trailer #1 – Kurt Russell Movie HD.

    :John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness (1987) – Theatrical Trailer.

    :The Thing (1982) Trailer.

    :The Fog (1980) – Official Trailer.

    :The Shining Trailer. (1980).

    :The Crossing Guard Trailer . (1995.

    :One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Official Trailer #1 – Jack Nicholson Movie HD.

    :One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Official Trailer.


  4. Nobody really knows what goes on in a families life unless they are truly a part of that unit. Of course people on the outside will only remark on the what they see on the surface and its very rare that they will notice the dark side because its human nature to keep that from veiw. Until someone snaps and loses control. It could be mental issues, drugs, alcohol, bust ups, indifferences of opinion, money problems, gambling, unemployment to name a few. It is a shame it gets to the stage where a son kills his own mother my opinion is its quite common these days for sons to turn on the very person thats closest to them. There is a fine line and family can be your worst enemy.


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