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Docuseries Never Let Him Go on murder of gay man Scott Johnson

True crime documentary series Never Let Him Go will cover the infamous gay hate murder of Scott Johnson and his brother Steve’s decades-long crusade for justice.  Johnson, an American studying his PhD in mathematics, was found dead at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head in December 1988. He was 27. While his …

Wollongong man William Rooney (left) and partner Wayne Davis

Police botched investigation into gay man William Rooney’s death

New South Wales’ LGBTIQ gay hate crime inquiry has privately questioned a convicted serial rapist over the cold case death of gay Wollongong man William Rooney, after a bungled police investigation nearly 40 years ago. The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes last week examined the cold case deaths of William Rooney, Paul …

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Double Bay florist Mr Flamboyant convicted of fraud

Double Bay florist Mr Flamboyant, otherwise Brennon Mrzyk, failed to appear in court on Thursday to answer a fraud charge. However, magistrate Miranda Moody convicted him anyway on the charge of obtaining a financial advantage by deception. The magistrate fined Brennon Mrzyk $2000 and order him to pay almost $2000 more in compensation to his …

The Doodler serial killer sketches

The Doodler: the fight to find America’s forgotten serial killer

For the past 48 years, he’s been known only as The Doodler.  Between January 1974 and September 1975, The Doodler killed at least six and up to 14 men in San Francisco. Targeting gay men, he got his moniker from his pickup routine- sketching his victims as he sat at the bar.  In a 2021 …