Who do you think killed Colin Winchester?

johnboy 28 September 2009 63

The recent news that David Eastman has been returned to Canberra (by a NSW Corrections system that is very happy to see the back of him) revived interest in the crime for which he was convicted, the murder of Colin Winchester.

Despite the constabulary getting very angry when the subject is brought up there remains a persistent belief in sections of the community that Eastman was just a nutter set up for the murder by either the mafia or corrupt police.

So let’s have a look at what the poll numbers say.

I believe that Colin Winchester was murdered by

  • Reptoids (11%, 89 Votes)
  • Organised crime (26%, 207 Votes)
  • Corrupt police (27%, 210 Votes)
  • David Eastman (36%, 280 Votes)

Total Voters: 786

Loading ... Loading ...

What's Your Opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
63 Responses to Who do you think killed Colin Winchester?
Filter
Order
Proudof Canberra Proudof Canberra 3:07 am 13 Feb 10

Courts get it wrong far too often. Lindy Chamberlin got a fair trial too.

Let’s not forget the days of posthumous pardons either.

No way Eastman did it. This was profesional

monomania monomania 5:10 pm 31 Aug 09

On May 30, 2009

vg said :

Doesn’t matter what we think. It matters what a properly convened court with apprporiately submitted evidence thinks.

And before people get all uppity about the evidential part, unless you spent significant time in that courtroom your opinion is moot.

Colin Winchester was a workmate of family members and a close family friend. To rehash this tripe is a disgrace. Grow up a bit JB. I thought you were better than this crap.

and on August 29, 2009 almost a full month after any additional comment had been made

vg said :

“Who do you think killed Colin Winchester?”

David Harold Eastman…..and the judge thought it as well.

That’s all folks

Go figure!

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 12:42 pm 31 Aug 09

I know who did it…

It was the person who applied pressure to the trigger of the firearm!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:05 am 31 Aug 09

“Who do you think killed Colin Winchester?”

Thetins.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 10:03 am 31 Aug 09

And once again, it seems I’ll need to don a tinfoil hat before the secret can be revealed.

WanniAss WanniAss 6:32 am 31 Aug 09

I’m not making a comment either way on DHE’s guilt or otherwise, but the AFP website is hardly helpful at ending these rumours, especially as it appears that the case was built on circumstantial evidence and a string of coincidences.

However, it’s nice to know that killing someone is a legitimate reason for owning a gun:
“With one exception, he had been unable to recall the later incidents which had ostensibly caused him to renew his hunt for a weapon. He had no legitimate purpose for owning a gun other than to kill someone.”

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:46 pm 30 Aug 09

vg said :

In other words you got nothin’

It’s quite sad that you have to resort to aggressive language whenever someone doesn’t agree with you. I offered an alternate viewpoint, take it or leave it as you like. No way am I going to identify the person who told me on a public website. The original question was ‘who do you think killed Colin Winchester’, and I have said I don’t think Eastman did it. If you disagree, that’s fine, but bagging anyone with a different opinion to yours makes you a person who isn’t worth debating with.

Bottom line, I am not going to supply further information. If you have another opinion, that’s fine.

Spideydog Spideydog 8:38 pm 30 Aug 09

georgesgenitals said :

I’m simply suggesting we keep an open mind. I’ve been told by a credible person about an alternative, although I have no means of independently verifying the claim. Given I’m not going to divulge more details, I’ll just leave it at that.

vg said :

In other words you got nothin’

LOL exactly. With such a credible name of “georgesgenitals” I almost believed him/her !!!!!!

Serenace1 Serenace1 7:39 pm 30 Aug 09

What a ridiculous question. Can you forward me a brief of evidence first so as I can make reasonable assumption? Wacked.

el el 7:39 pm 30 Aug 09

Back to the original question of the post – who do I think did it?

Well shucks, I’d probably want to review any and all evidence provided at the trial before I answered that question. I’d just be talking out my arse otherwise, wouldn’t I?

Doesn’t seem to be stopping the tin-foil hat brigade here though. Obviously an acquaintance’s friend’s daughter’s taxi-driver who heard ‘snippets’ who then repeated these to friends and other taxi drivers should be believed more than the judge who presided over the case.

Thumper Thumper 7:07 pm 30 Aug 09

If you have evidence to the contrary then show it. Otherwise, shut up because otherwise you just look like a tool with a ridiculous conspiracy theory.

vg vg 4:20 pm 30 Aug 09

In other words you got nothin’

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:10 pm 30 Aug 09

I’m simply suggesting we keep an open mind. I’ve been told by a credible person about an alternative, although I have no means of independently verifying the claim. Given I’m not going to divulge more details, I’ll just leave it at that.

DJ DJ 2:00 pm 30 Aug 09

georgesgenitals said :

vg said :

georgesgenitals said :

Eastman didn’t kill him. There’s more to the story than meets the eye.

Do tell Sherlock, do tell

Methinks you doth protest too much…

Cops here seem almost rabid in their assertion that Eastman did it. A court finding does not change reality.

Good one. Now prove otherwise. Why shouldn’t the court result be believed? What is the alternate reality we should all embrace?

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 12:38 pm 30 Aug 09

I-filed said :

BerraBoy68 said :

For mine I believe that a conspiracy of which you speak would require almost the entire AFP at the time, the legal and criminal fraternity to keep schtumm on an inside job. No way. Not in this country, not now, not ever.

The New South Wales system did exactly that, equally largescale if not more so, for about 20 years …

but the truth came out eventually as I’m sure it would have by now on Eastman had there been any conspiracy.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 12:07 pm 30 Aug 09

vg said :

georgesgenitals said :

Eastman didn’t kill him. There’s more to the story than meets the eye.

Do tell Sherlock, do tell

Methinks you doth protest too much…

Cops here seem almost rabid in their assertion that Eastman did it. A court finding does not change reality.

I-filed I-filed 9:32 am 30 Aug 09

BerraBoy68 said :

For mine I believe that a conspiracy of which you speak would require almost the entire AFP at the time, the legal and criminal fraternity to keep schtumm on an inside job. No way. Not in this country, not now, not ever.

The New South Wales system did exactly that, equally largescale if not more so, for about 20 years …

Special G Special G 8:09 am 30 Aug 09

If the Police were so entrenched in the drug trade and covering each others arses so much then why are they all not driving around in ferraris etc. CAn’t say I’ve seen it.

vg vg 10:46 pm 29 Aug 09

georgesgenitals said :

Eastman didn’t kill him. There’s more to the story than meets the eye.

Do tell Sherlock, do tell

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:44 pm 29 Aug 09

Sorry I-Filed, that’s a bridge too far. For mine I believe that a conspiracy of which you speak would require almost the entire AFP at the time, the legal and criminal fraternity to keep schtumm on an inside job. No way. Not in this country, not now, not ever.

I know a few people that worked in the AFP at the time, one at a very senior level, and to be honest I can’t believe that none of them would have raised this as an issue at some point in the past had this theory been true. More to the point, I think there would be many AFP folk, as well as his family, interested in bringing those that actually did kill Winchester to justice. Not everybody buy’s into a conspiracy, esp one of this magnitude.

As for McKay’s murderer, I’d say a fair few people know who did it. There’s even a fairly well known ex-politician (now deceased) who had been implicated (Hint – think loud ties, and there is a statue of him here in Canberra).

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top

Search across the site