Wow, I was told this earlier today and thought no way what are the odds, but it seems true! More details to come, main story here
I mean the young person accused of the murder is what 17/18? Ivan Milat was arrested 22 May 1994. That is 16 years ago, meaning the kid was what 3yrs old or something off the top of my head!!!!
The sickening reaction to the murder came as a court heard gruesome details of how a teenage male relative of Milat’s allegedly lured the victim to the Belanglo forest, chased him around the car with a double-bladed axe, and then fatally struck him on the head.
Police allege Milat’s relative had been pressuring a number of friends to accompany him to the notorious forest for up to a week before the killing on Saturday night.
Two other men, Cohen Klein, 18, and another 18-year-old man who cannot be identified, told police they cowered in the car after they allegedly witnessed Milat’s relative strike David to the left side of his body, then chase him with the axe along a dirt track into the bush.
While in the bushland, it is alleged Milat’s relative took another swing with the axe and fatally struck David in the back of his head.
Police allege the killer then directed Klein and the other man to help him dispose of David’s body and to cover it with debris.
Both men have been charged with being accessories after the fact to murder and refused bail.
Police found the body of a male in a shallow grave last night in the southern highlands of NSW, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Two others – also friends of the victim – have been charged.
The accused faced court briefly this afternoon, where police applied for him to undergo forensic procedures.
These include swabs of both hands, nail clippings, and photographs of scratches allegedly on the victim’s body.
The police charge sheet stated that the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, died from serious head wounds southeast of Belanglo State Forest between 9.45pm on Saturday and 6pm yesterday.
Detectives located the body of the victim buried in the grave beside a dirt road about 1km from the Hume Highway at 8.30pm last night.
- Belango Forest claims another life (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Man related to Milat charged over murder (news.theage.com.au)
- New body discovered in Belanglo Forest (news.theage.com.au)
- Two charged over teen’s murder in Belanglo (news.theage.com.au)
- Teen’s friends charged over his murder (news.theage.com.au)