Backpacker Murders Committal Hearing

Title:
Backpacker Murders Committal Hearing
NFSA ID:
274956
Year:
1994
Courtesy:
Network TenSouthern Cross Austereo
Category:
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The backpacker murders in the early 1990s left Australians sickened and horrified, and made headlines around the world. This QTV Townsville News report from Milat's committal hearing in November 1994 is by veteran crime reporter Harry Potter. He reveals some of the disturbing evidence found in the Belanglo State Forest that led to the arrest of Ivan Milat. 

In coordinated searches of Milat's home and those of many of his family members in May 1994, an overwhelming amount of evidence was found linking Milat to the murder victims found in the forest and he was eventually charged with all seven murders and ordered to stand trial.