Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘When the Normal Meets the Abnormal’ as closing submissions begin

Kate RyanThe West Australian
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VideoThe lead prosecutor - looking under the weather soldiered on during the beginning of her closing statements on day 86 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial, but it didn’t last long - just an hour, in fact.

The lead prosecutor - looking under the weather soldiered on during the beginning of her closing statements on day 86 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial, but it didn’t last long - just an hour, in fact.

As Tim Clarke said, the only thing in worse health than Carmel Barbagallo was the video link.

As it cut out an hour into her closings, the screen went black, and the court was delayed again.

But in the hour the lead prosecutor was delivering her statement, she outlined the 25 reasons why she says she can prove Bradley Robert Edwards is the Claremont Serial Killer.

They came in four key areas - DNA, clothing fibres, car fibres and propensity - the similar crimes of the Karrakatta rape in 1995 and Huntingdale attack in 1998, which Bradley Edwards has admitted too.

In front of a packed court room, which included all of the three victims’ families and well as the Karrakatta rape victim and the Huntingdale attack victim, as well as Mr Edwards’ parents, prosecutor Tara Payne asked for the trial to be adjourned again until Monday - to allow for Ms Barbagallo to get better.

Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Alison Fan as they discuss day 86 of the Claremont Serial killings trial.

If you have any questions for the Claremont in Conversation podcast team, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

The West Australian has also released a two-part video series, as Tim Clarke takes you through the areas which are key to the trial, from Claremont, where the women went missing, to Hollywood hospital and to the sites were Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon’s bodies were found.

To watch those videos, head to Part One and Part Two.

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