Remember this shocking case, Joe Korp and his lover plotted to kill Joe’s wife Maria? Tania hid in waiting in the family garage and pounced on Maria strangled her, thinking she was dead .
Then popped her in the boot and dumped the car. It was found days later, poor Maria still barely alive. They turned life support OFF after about 6 months.She served 9 measly years, in min security the later part. Although early on was quite the enforcer, I hear once putting big fat Judy Moran back in her place.
The coward Joe Korp, hanged himself in the family garage the day of her funeral. The gutless man wanted us to think it was from a heavy heart. Bullshit.
Herman takes a walk on the outside
HAND-in-hand with her girlfriend, body-in-the-boot attacker Tania Herman enjoyed her first full day of freedom.
Looking fit — and sporting a makeover — the woman who choked Maria Korp went largely unrecognised as she strolled the streets of Yarraville, in Melbourne’s inner west on Saturday.
Herman was released from Tarrengower Women’s Prison early on Valentine’s Day, just months after her lover Nicole Muscat walked free from the same jail.
The pair met as inmates in the low-security jail, in Maldon, in Victoria’s Goldfields region.
And although they failed in their bid to marry behind bars last May — Corrections Victoria refused their application for a civil ceremony — they have maintained their relationship.
Herman served nine years of a 12-year sentence for the attempted murder of Mrs Korp, a Melbourne mother of two, in 2005.
Mrs Korp was found in a car boot near the Shrine of Remembrance, four days after being strangled by her husband Joe Korp’s mistress, Herman.
Mrs Korp never recovered, dying in The Alfred hospital almost six months later after being taken off life support.
And Mr Korp — also charged with the attempted murder of his wife — killed himself on the day of her funeral, while awaiting his trial.
Herman’s new partner, convicted fraudster Muscat, was jailed for two years for stealing $118,000 from a pokies venue she managed.
The couple was driven to a house in Yarraville by another woman on Friday, after Herman’s 8.20am release.
A blonde when she first gained national notoriety a decade ago, Herman emerged from prison as a long-haired brunette.
Wearing sunglasses and a casual long-sleeve red and white T-shirt and jeans, she blended into inner-suburban life.
It is not known whether they plan to go ahead with their marriage.
Nicole Muscat stole almost $120,000 from Torquay Golf Club
A WOMAN who systematically stole almost $120,000 from the Victorian golf club she worked for has been jailed for at least two years.
Nicole Muscat worked as the operations manager of the Torquay Golf Club in 2007 when she stole $118,000 from the gaming machine venue.
Muscat, 31, created false accounting records to conceal her crimes.
She stole most of the cash in $5000 increments from the gaming machines, the Victorian County Court heard today, although she once stole $15,000 in one hit.
Judge Geoffrey Chettle said Muscat continued to steal funds even when auditors were called in.
“Your offending was sophisticated, planned and repetitive,” Judge Chettle said.
“You abused your position, doctored the books and regularly stole Torquay Golf Club funds.”
Judge Chettle sentenced Muscat to three years and nine months’ jail and ordered she serve two years before being eligible for parole. Did she have to pay the money back? 2 years is stuff all?
Muscat, of Anglesea, was found guilty at trial of 23 counts of theft and 17 false-accounting charges
Tania Herman released from prison, picked up by lesbian lover Nicky Muscat on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2014
BODY-in-the-boot killer Tania Herman has arrived at her lesbian lover’s home after being released from prison on Valentine’s Day.
Herman, wearing jeans and a red shirt, declined to talk to media outside the Yarraville property.
This morning she was released from jail and drove away in a silver Toyota 4WD with her lover Nicky Muscat.
Herman spent most of her time in the Dame Phyllis Frost maximum-security prison but was released from Tarrengower — a minimum-security jail.
Mrs Korp was found in the boot of her car in Melbourne barely alive four days after she was throttled in her Mickleham home in February, 2005.
She died in hospital five months later.
Mrs Korp’s husband, Joe Korp, was also charged with attempted murder for colluding with Herman, his mistress, to kill his wife.
Mr Korp killed himself on the day of his wife’s funeral.
Herman confessed to the crime, stating she had been motivated by her love for Mr Korp, who had requested she “get rid” of his wife so they could be together.
Wearing a cap and red shirt, Herman shielded her face from waiting media with her arm as she was driven out of the prison.
She sat in the front passenger seat of a 4WD, believed to be driven by her lesbian lover Nicky Muscat, also wearing a cap and sunglasses.
About 20 minutes earlier, the boom gates of Tarrengower Prison had gone up.
Two minutes later, the light grey 4WD sped into the prison driveway almost on two wheels, heeding none of the entrance warnings asking drivers to slow down.
Muscat, a convicted fraudster, was released from jail last year.
Herman was sentenced to 12 years jail in 2005 with a non-parole period of nine years.
Tania Herman, the woman found guilty of attempting to murder Maria Korp by strangling her and stuffing her into a car boot in 2005, has walked free from prison.
Herman, who became eligible for parole on Friday, received a minimum nine-year jail term for attempting to kill Ms Korp.
The 50-year-old mother of two died after Herman strangled her with a strap and left her in the boot of her car on February 9, 2005.
Ms Korp was discovered in the car boot four days later, near the Shrine of Remembrance.
She lay in a vegetative state for six months before dying from her brain injuries.
The case became known as the “mum-in-the-boot” case.
Maria’s husband, Joe Korp, was charged with attempted murder over his wife’s death, but committed suicide on the day of her funeral.
Herman and Mr Korp were lovers.
With Herman widely expected to make parole, media camped outside Tarrengower minimum-security jail in Maldon, south-west of Bendigo, from early on Friday morning.
Fairfax Media photographer Daryl Pinder said that at about 8.15am, Herman was collected by a woman, believed to be her girlfriend, and the pair left the jail in a four-wheel-drive.
Herman’s application for parole went before the Adult Parole Board on January 23.
“After considering the relevant material, it was decided to release her on parole on 14 February 2014,” a spokesman for the board said.
If Herman breaches her parole conditions, such as breaking any law or leaving Victoria without permission, she can be returned to prison.
Tarrengower is the only minimum-security female prison in Victoria, with capacity for 72 prisoners.
The story of Ms Korp’s death was told in a TV movie in 2010.
Tania Herman shares cell with Herman Rockefeller’s killer Bernadette Denny
February 22, 2012
MUM in the boot murder accomplice Tania Herman has revealed she is sharing a cell with millionaire businessman Herman Rockefeller’s killer, Bernadette Denny.
And, in her first interview since her sentence over the death of Maria Korp, Herman has defended Denny as a good woman.
The notorious duo are serving their respective sentences at Victoria’s Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.
Ms Herman is serving at least nine years for the attempted murder of Mrs Korp, the wife of Herman’s lover Joe, in 2005.
She has spoken of her regret over her “brainwashing” by Mr Korp.
“I am still amazed myself and think how the hell could I ever have gotten in so deep?” Ms Herman says in an interview to be published in the Australian Women’s Weekly today.
“My biggest regret is taking a mother away from her children because I would hate that to happen to me.”
Herman said she knew what she was doing was wrong when she waited in the Korps’ garage for Mrs Korp.
She choked and dumped the mother of two, barely alive, in a car boot. Mrs Korp died almost six months later, after life support was removed.
“As soon as I saw the blood, something snapped. I panicked. I put her in the boot of her car and just drove,” Herman said.
“As I was driving, I couldn’t stop crying. I kept thinking, ‘This is wrong, this is wrong’.”
In the interview, which appears in full in the book Partners and Crime, Herman gives an insight into life behind bars, revealing she is studying for a degree in fine arts.
She also speaks of her interest in cooking, dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas and her friendship with Denny.
Herman claimed she was seduced by Joe Korp after meeting him through a dating website. They attended swingers’ parties and Mr Korp, facing allegations he hatched the murder plot, hanged himself on the night of his wife’s funeral.
Herman said she had had sporadic contact with her daughters while in jail.