Latest Peter Falconio Stories

2006-08-25 09:07:08

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Filming of a telemovie about the horrifying Australian outback murder of British tourist Peter Falconio has begun, with a former star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" to play Falconio's girlfriend, Joanne Lees. Australian truck driver Bradley John Murdoch was found guilty last December and later jailed for at least 28 years for the 2001 attack on Falconio and Lees. He has lodged an appeal against his conviction. Falconio's body has never been found. Lees...

2005-12-15 01:41:07

DARWIN (Reuters) - The Australian truck driver sentenced to life in prison for murdering British tourist Peter Falconio in the outback in 2001 was told by a judge on Thursday he would ineligible for parole for 28 years. A Northern Territory Supreme Court jury in Darwin found Bradley Murdoch guilty on Tuesday of murdering Falconio and abducting and assaulting his British girlfriend Joanne Lees on the Stuart Highway in the Australian outback in July 2001. Judge Brian Martin immediately...

2005-12-13 06:45:48

DARWIN (Reuters) - An Australian jury found a truck driver guilty on Tuesday of murdering British tourist Peter Falconio and abducting his British girlfriend on a lonely stretch of outback highway in 2001. Australian Bradley Murdoch flagged down Falconio and Joanne Lees, claming smoke was coming from the back of their van, as they drove along the Stuart Highway in Australia's Northern Territory in July 2001, the court was told during the trial. The prosecution said that when Falconio...

2005-12-12 03:17:19

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian truck driver's admission he carried guns and ran drugs across the outback did not make him guilty of murdering a British tourist and abducting his girlfriend in 2001, a trial judge said on Monday. Australian Bradley Murdoch has pleaded not guilty to murdering Falconio -- whose body has never been found -- and abducting and assaulting Joanne Lees, on the Stuart Highway in Australia's Northern Territory in July 2001. In giving final trial directions in...

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