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17 year old person of interest swabbed for Telopea murder

By johnboy - 24 September 2008 113

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the murders in Canberra.

But for the aficionados who’ve been following the Kingston murder of Cameron Anderson, 19, the Canberra Times has more. (Thanks to ikarus for the head’s up).

    The person at the centre of the investigation is a 17-year-old girl who was seen drinking with Mr Anderson at Kingston’s Filthy McFadden’s pub in the hours before the apprentice chef’s death…

    But police, who have not ruled out charging the girl, applied last week to the ACT Children’s Court to obtain forensic samples from the girl. She appeared at a court hearing on Monday morning and consented to a police request for samples of her DNA to be compared with material found at the murder scene.

Seventeen year old “person of interest” drinking at your pub the night of a murder? Not a good look.

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113 Responses to
17 year old person of interest swabbed for Telopea murder
Aurelius 2:43 pm 24 Sep 08

Thankyou Mr Evil

Mr Evil for nutbag of the month!

Mr Evil 2:00 pm 24 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

I am just wondering how it is that a murder can happen in this city, we talk about it on RiotACT, several weeks go by, but no caps-typing nutjob who claimed to know one of the affected people has come here and abused us all?
What’s this city coming to?

THE PIGS DID IT AND THE GUY ON THE GRASSY KNOLL AND ME MATES DONE TOLD ME THEY SEEN IT ALL TO. THE TRUTH WILL BE TOLD.

There, does they make you feel better, Aurelius? πŸ˜‰

Aurelius 1:47 pm 24 Sep 08

I am just wondering how it is that a murder can happen in this city, we talk about it on RiotACT, several weeks go by, but no caps-typing nutjob who claimed to know one of the affected people has come here and abused us all?
What’s this city coming to?

squashee 1:38 pm 24 Sep 08

Interesting.. This is very close to the story I was told in the days after the incident. But I was also told they were both quite incapacitated. And Dalryk’s story matches what I have heard.

What is going to happen to Filthy’s now? They have “allegedly” supplied alcohol to a minor who has gone on to “allegedly” commit a crime. Good publicity?

peterh 1:32 pm 24 Sep 08

johnboy said :

peterh said :

if she stabbed the guy with his own knives, he must have been incapacitated. takes a bit of time to unroll a knife bag if you aren’t familiar with it. and why weren’t the knives scattered around the murder site? seems too clean to me.

That’s a huge assumption to make based on no information at all.

I can think of dozens of scenarios where it *could* have worked out this way, but let’s wait and see what comes out in court eh?

this is my personal opinion:

she probably knew nothing about the knife set, which may have been true, or was well acquainted with them. It may be that she was attacked by the victim, or not. as you say, the full details will come out in court, but as I am an ex Kitchen hand, and have seen the care most chef’s apprentices take with their knives, I find it surprising that a knife was the murder weapon. a standard knife bag or roll – depends on what chef calls it, is set up to ensure the knives don’t come in contact and blunt.

but then, I know nothing about the victim, or in what state his knives were in.

it just seems that the numbers of murders in canberra have increased in the last 10 years.

not a very good trend…

Ralph 1:31 pm 24 Sep 08

We might as well be the murder capital; with our liberal magistrates hardly sending signals that you will be punished harshly.

johnboy 1:22 pm 24 Sep 08

peterh said :

if she stabbed the guy with his own knives, he must have been incapacitated. takes a bit of time to unroll a knife bag if you aren’t familiar with it. and why weren’t the knives scattered around the murder site? seems too clean to me.

That’s a huge assumption to make based on no information at all.

I can think of dozens of scenarios where it *could* have worked out this way, but let’s wait and see what comes out in court eh?

Heavs 1:21 pm 24 Sep 08

Case closed. Peter has spoken.

peterh 1:18 pm 24 Sep 08

dalryk said :

word on the street is (and this is just the street mind, don’t go letting it cloud your potential juror minds) – that the girl in question stabbed the guy with his own chef’s knives, and admitted as much to the police, but claims it was self-defence cause he was trying to molest her or something.

don’t know how a DNA test would help sort that out one way or the other, but again, that’s just the word on the street….

if she stabbed the guy with his own knives, he must have been incapacitated. takes a bit of time to unroll a knife bag if you aren’t familiar with it. and why weren’t the knives scattered around the murder site? seems too clean to me.

johnboy 1:07 pm 24 Sep 08

Quiet night and chances are she looks old enough, I doubt anyone would have thought to ask her.

Cameron 1:05 pm 24 Sep 08

I’d say that this 17yo did the same thing, peterh – but now that her identity is clearly known to police, and Filthy’s staff/patrons have obviously confirmed that she was present and drinking, her likely lie to get in/drink has been exposed.

dalryk 1:05 pm 24 Sep 08

word on the street is (and this is just the street mind, don’t go letting it cloud your potential juror minds) – that the girl in question stabbed the guy with his own chef’s knives, and admitted as much to the police, but claims it was self-defence cause he was trying to molest her or something.

don’t know how a DNA test would help sort that out one way or the other, but again, that’s just the word on the street….

peterh 1:02 pm 24 Sep 08

johnboy said :

No 17 year olds drinking in pubs in your day?

Like hell.

at least we lied about our ages. and our addresses. and, come to think of it, our names….

johnboy 1:00 pm 24 Sep 08

No 17 year olds drinking in pubs in your day?

Like hell.

peterh 12:57 pm 24 Sep 08

hang on, why is a 17yo drinking in fithy mcfaddens?

and what were they drinking?

bit of a strange case, this one. Makes you wonder what the hell has happened to canberra, never was this bad when I was a kid…

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