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Man accused of Scott Johnson murder to face court next week

The Sydney man charged with the 1988 murder of gay man Scott Johnson will face court next Tuesday (September 8). Johnson, an American national, was found dead in Sydney at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head on December 10, 1988. An inquest found the 27-year-old mathmetician and PhD student died by suicide. …

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Scott Johnson’s brother opens up about 30-year fight for justice

Steve Johnson has told the ABC’s Australian Story program about his decades-long fight for justice for his brother Scott Johnson, who died in an alleged gay hate crime. When Scott’s body was found at the base of a Sydney cliff in 1988, police quickly decided the 27-year-old American man had died by suicide. However Steve …

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Witness in Scott Johnson murder case may get big reward

The man accused of murdering gay man Scott Johnson will remain in custody as police say a single informant may get part of the $2 million reward for coming forward. Yesterday, police charged Scott Phillip White with the alleged 1988 gay hate murder of Scott Johnson, in a stunning breakthrough. On Wedneday, White’s lawyers did …

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Police charge Sydney man over 1988 murder of Scott Johnson

Police have charged a Lane Cove man with the murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney in 1988. Scott was only 27 years old when found dead near North Head over 30 years ago. On December 10, 1988, the body of the Sydney-based American was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, …

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$1 Million Reward In Scott Johnson Gay Hate Murder Case

NSW Police are offering a $1 million reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the death of American mathematician Scott Johnson, 30 years after he died as a result of a gay hate attack. On December 10, 1988, the body of the 27-year-old Sydney-based man was found at the base …

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Sydney’s dark history of gay hate murders revealed in report

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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Coroner Rules Scott Johnson’s Death Result Of Gay Hate Attack

It’s taken three inquests and almost 30 years but a coroner today found that 27-year-old American mathematician Scott Johnson‘s death in 1988 was the result of a gay hate attack. The finding vindicates his family’s enduring belief that he was targeted during Sydney’s notorious wave of homophobic crime in the 1980s. Johnson’s naked body was …

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Detective Chief Inspector Pamela Young has been removed from the investigation into the death of Scott Johnson. As Q News reported last week, New South Wales coroner Michael Barnes has ordered a rare third inquest into the Johnson case. The coroner also requested that DCI Young (pictured) be removed from the case after the detective …

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Third inquest into death of Scott Johnson in1988

The New South Wales Coroner’s Court will conduct a third inquest into the death of Scott Johnson. Scott died on Sydney’s northern beaches in 1988 in a suspected gay hate crime. At the time, the police deemed the 27-year-old’s death a suicide. The initial coroner accepted the police judgement without any reservation. Scott Johnson’s family: …

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