For 17 years Kathleen Folbigg has been imprisoned at Silverwater Correctional Centre, New South Wales for the deaths of her 4 children. The evidence that convicted her was circumstantial and relied heavily on the harrowing diary entries of a grieving mother. Kathleen Folbigg has always maintained her innocence. Now genome sequencing of Kathleen and her 2 daughters reveals a genetic mutation that indicates the children died of natural causes.
When asked to name a famous serial killer plenty come to mind: Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Dennis Rader, The Zodiac Killer. Aileen Wuornos might pop up but predominantly when asked most people will name male serial killers. A former FBI profiler once stated that there are no female serial killers, but of course, there are. One in six U.S. based serial killers are female and overall they are better killers than their male counterparts.
Flashback 1989...I am sitting on my bedroom floor, braces and a bad perm flipping through American teen magazines while "Step by step....ooh baby...gonna get to you girl" blares from the stereo. As an Aussie teen, dreamed of one day meeting her favorite boy band from Boston, USA - New Kids on the Block.
Just over thirty years ago, a predator sparked unprecedented fear in Melbourne parents and children. To this day the Australian bogeyman who is known only as Mr. Cruel remains unidentified. Mr. Cruel is a paedophilic serial rapist who targeted young girls and is the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of Karmein Chan. In 2016, 25 years after the murder of Karmein Chan Victorian Police increased the reward for the information that leads to Mr. Cruel's arrest and conviction from $100,000 to $1,000,000.
Nothing is more heavenly than a rich and robust lasagne on a cold winter night. This is one of my favorite recipes and is even popular with my carnivore family and friends.
I am addicted to watching TEDx. If you’re not familiar with TEDx there short 15 -20 minutes talks given by amazing people. Topics range from finding success, purpose in life, discoveries in science and so much more. Today I want to share with you 3 of the most inspiring TED talks I've watched.