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The Australia state’s highest court has dismissed former stripper Robyn Lindholm’s attempt to reduce her prison term, with judges saying her 25-year sentence was “merciful” given what she had done.

Lindholm pleaded guilty to murder after enlisting her lover Torsten Trabert and another man, John Ryan, to kill Hawthorn gym owner Wayne Amey on December 10, 2013.

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Femme fatale stripper Robyn Lindholm’s application for a reduced sentence was dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Photo: Supplied

This was one day before Lindholm and Mr Amey were due in court to address a dispute they had over a farm they owned in Bittern.

The trio last week appealed their prison terms, arguing they were “manifestly excessive”.

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Lindholm is serving 25 years, Trabert 28 years and Ryan 31 years in prison for Mr Amey’s murder.

Court of Appeal Justices Mark Weinberg, Simon Whelan and Phillip Priest unanimously dismissed Lindholm’s right to challenge her sentence and refused Ryan and Torbert’s appeals.

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The judges said in a joint decision that Lindholm’s sentence was comparable with other similar cases where people were motivated to kill because someone had taken legal action against them.

“It is difficult to overstate Lindholm’s moral culpability for this crime. She pleaded guilty but the [sentencing] judge found that she was not remorseful…” they said.

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“In our view, the sentence imposed upon her was a merciful one in the circumstances.”

The judges said: “This was a truly terrible crime. Lindholm had tried to have Mr Amey killed for two years, including trying to persuade others to kill him for her.

“Trabert and Ryan callously, ruthlessly and violently carried out her wishes.”

Lindholm had continued to arrange for Mr Amey to be murdered even after she was given a community corrections order for breaking into his apartment.

The judges said the sentencing judge had given her prior criminal history “markedly favourable” treatment.

Lindholm’s lawyer, Scott Johns, had argued that her sentence was “unmistakably outside the range” available, and that the sentencing judge had not given enough weight to her guilty plea.

The judges dismissed Trabert and Ryan’s respective appeals, saying that while Lindholm “might well be seen as having greater moral culpability than them”, she had pleaded guilty, while they had maintained their innocence.

The two men were also “the ones who actually carried out the killing”.

They said there was not enough of a difference between their prison terms and Lindholm’s to warrant intervention.

Trabert and Ryan both argued that their sentences should be lowered because they had less responsibility for the murder than Lindholm.

Trabert’s lawyer had claimed his client’s motivation to kill was sex.

Ryan’s lawyer said he had entered into the arrangement at a later stage, thinking they were going to beat Mr Amey for mistreating Lindholm.

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A Sydney student has been found guilty of murdering his mother’s lover in what has been described as an honour killing.

In a unanimous decision this morning after a week of deliberations, a jury convicted Andrew Iskandar, 21, but found him not guilty to a charge of soliciting a prisoner to murder a key witness in the trial.

Iskandar had denied murdering Mohd Shah Saemin, 43, outside his flat at Leichhardt, in Sydney’s inner west, about midnight on February 21 last year.

Andrew Iskandar's mother,  Nita Iskandar, has denied being an accessory by helping her son leave the country following the murder of Mohd Saemin, inset.

Andrew Iskandar’s mother, Nita Iskandar, has denied being an accessory by helping her son exit the country following the murder of Mohd Saemin, inset. Photo: Domino Postiglione

The trial was told how the victim, a driver for the Malaysian consulate, was bashed repeatedly with a hammer “like a piece of meat”.

Iskandar set out to murder Mr Saemin after his mother, Nita Iskandar, began an affair with him, which became a talking point within Sydney’s Indonesian community.

Iskandar told the NSW Supreme Court jury he used a hammer in self-defence after Mr Saemin attacked him and his father. He denied planning the killing or knowing beforehand about his mother’s affair with Mr Saemin.

The jury has not yet reached a verdict on Nita Iskandar.

She is accused of being an accessory after the fact, allegedly helping her son flee to Singapore after the murder.

The jury were instructed by Judge David Davies to continue deliberations.

Sentencing submissions for Andrew Iskandar will be heard on February 2.


Profile of wife killer & murderer

Malcolm Webster

The man described as a ‘murderer, fraudster, philanderer and criminal mastermind’ has been found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow.

By Shiona McCallum

19 May 2011 15:10 GMT

Malcolm Webster: Found guilty of murder at the High Court in Glasgow. Pic: © STV

It became the longest murder trial against a single accused in Scottish legal history.

For four months, Malcolm Webster arrived at the High Court in Glasgow accused of murdering his first wife in a deliberate pre planned car crash, and attempting to murder his second by the same method five years later.

On Thursday May 19, he was found guilty.

Dressed in an array of woolly jumpers and chino trousers, portly, chubby-cheeked Webster certainly did not fit the stereotype of a cold-blooded killer.

He looked nothing short of cuddly as he shuffled to court every day and sat quietly reading newspapers as he waited for his case to be called. But inside Lord Bannatyne’s courtroom, his mask was stripped away as prosecutor Derek Ogg QC forensically presented a damning body of evidence against the former nurse.

When Webster finally spoke to the court he insisted “it was not a murder, it was a tragic accident”.

But he has been revealed as a “cold-blooded” and “sadistic” killer, a serial womaniser and a fraudster, who spun a web of lies to his victims.

Perhaps above all else though, Webster was a supremely talented actor. At his wife’s funeral he played the part of a bereaved husband to perfection.

Detectives believe Webster started planning Claire Morris’ murder before their wedding in Aberdeen 18 years ago.

Webster came from a comfortable background in Surrey – the son of a former chief superintendent with, of all things, the Fraud Squad at the Metropolitan Police.

Dorothy Allan, who worked with Webster, spent time with him following Ms Morris’ death.

The mother-of-three spent a weekend on Webster’s yacht “weeks” after Claire Morris died. Webster bought the yacht shortly after he received the insurance money from his wife’s death.

After committing a near-perfect murder in 1994 and getting away with it for 17 years, he embarked on another plot of lies and deceit and began to plan the murder of his second wife.

Felicity Drumm, 50, was travelling in a car with Webster when he claimed there was something wrong with the steering.

He suddenly swerved across two lanes and then drove the car off the road, ending up in a ditch beside some trees. Webster then clutched his chest and said he was having a heart attack in an “Oscar-winning performance”.

He then planned to bigamously marry Simone Banarjee, from Oban, Argyll, to gain access to her estate.

In a web of lies he told her that he was terminally ill with leukaemia when he was actually in good health.

He pretended to be undergoing treatment for leukaemia in London, when he was in fact having a long-distance relationship with American Brenda Grant.

Twist

Webster might still be free today but for the most astonishing twist of this entire tale.

In 2006, while he was faking leukaemia, Felicity Drumm’s Jane was attending a conference in London.

She had a chance conversation with a senior officer from the Metropolitan Police and told him everything. He informed Grampian Police, who flew officers to London to question her.

It was that meeting that led to Webster’s downfall as Grampian Police started a fresh search for evidence.

In Aberdeen, pathologist James Grieve and toxicologist Duncan Stephen examined a tissue sample taken from Claire Morris at her post mortem 14 years earlier.

They devised a new technique, never tried before anywhere in the world – and found possible samples of Temazepam in her liver.

During the course of the investigation into Malcolm Webster a total of 1200 statements were taken. Every person who had a significant role in Malcolm Webster’s life over the past 20 years was tracked down and interviewed.

Witness statements were taken from New Zealand, Australia, Sierra Leone, America, France and Spain. The FBI was drafted in to take statements in the US.

Witnesses were eventually brought from Peru, Yemen, the US, New Zealand, Australia, England and Scotland to the High Court in Glasgow. Four witnesses also gave evidence via video link from New Zealand.

At one point in their preparation for the trial, prosecutor Derek Ogg and his team prepared a whiteboard of ‘Webster’s Women’ the eight women that had been taken in by him at various stages. At some points, the former nurse was seeing three women at once.

Malcolm Webster was granted bail for the duration of the trial because the murder he was alleged to have committed happened 17 years ago but he was subject to very strict bail conditions and was required to check in with police every day. He complied fully with those restrictions.

Sourced from news of Scottland by Henry Sapiecha

Phone app tells tales on murderer

SEOUL | Thu May 26, 2011 8:55am EDT

(Reuters) – It began with a simple phrase — “brace yourself” — sent by a university professor to his mistress via a South Korean messaging service app used by millions every day.

But now the message has become key evidence in a murder investigation, with the professor arrested for killing his wife and his mistress sought as an accomplice, police said.

The professor, whose full name was not given, went to the head office of the “Kakao Talk” messenger service provider after the murder and asked them to delete the message. But the message was saved for a month and police were able to retrieve it as part of an investigation of his phone records.

Eventually the professor confessed to strangling his wife, using his mistress’s car to transport the body, and dumping it into the sea. He and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce.

“The message helped us discover that the woman was his accomplice,” a spokesman at a police station in the southern city of Busan said. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

“Kakao Talk” is a relatively new free smartphone app with over 14 million users that allows them to send messages, chat, take part in group chats, and send photos.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park, editing by Elaine Lies)

The bodyguard, his mistress

and the mystery stalker:

man accused of killing his family

to marry his wife’s childhood friend

May 4, 2011 – 9:19AM
Killed ... Sheri, Gavin, left, and Garett Coleman.
Killed … Sheri, Gavin, left, and Garett Coleman. Photo: Screengrab

 

The bodyguard of a high-profile US televangelist made up a “mystery stalker” before strangling his wife and two sons, so he could marry his mistress, a court has been told.

Christopher Coleman, 34, the bodyguard of Joyce Meyer, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Sheri, 31, and his sons Garett, 11, and nine-year-old Gavin in their beds at their Waterloo home on May 5, 2009.

Local media said prosecutors told the Illinois court Coleman sent his family threatening emails from an account he set up, The Daily Mail reported.

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“Your family is done,” one email said.

Another said: “I will kill them all as they sleep.”

Prosecutors said Coleman wanted to kill his wife so he could marry his mistress, Tara Lintz, a childhood friend of his wife, without losing his $US100,000-a-year job with the outspoken Christian preacher.

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The court heard Coleman left home at 5.43am on May 5, to go to the gym and called home after he finished working out.

When no-one answered the phone at his home, Coleman became worried and told a neighbour to go and check on them.

Mrs Coleman was found naked in bed with a ligature around her neck, while his sons were found dead in their beds, the court heard.

There was red spray paint on the little boys’ sheets and graffiti scrawled on the walls saying: “I am watching”, “punished” and “u have paid”.

A pathologist, Dr Raj Nanduri, told the court he believed the victims died between 3am and 5am that day, but admitted a time of death could not be accurately determined.

Ms Lintz also took the stand last week, saying Coleman had promised to serve divorce papers on the same day his family were found dead.

She said she and Coleman communicated “constantly” by text after they met in November 2008.

The jury were shown nude photos she and Coleman sent to each other, but Ms Lintz said she didn’t remember making a sex tape police claim to have found.

Coleman also made a video of himself masturbating, saying: “You are the only person I have ever done this for … I cannot wait to see you in Hawaii. I love you, baby.”

Joyce Meyer told the court that if Coleman’s affair had been revealed, “it could definitely have affected his job”.

She said the “excellent employee” said he wasn’t feeling well the day before the killings and she gave him the day off.

Coleman’s defence lawyer William Margulis accepted that his client was having an affair, but that the couple had been working on improving their marriage.

Mr Margulis said there was no trace of red paint found under Coleman’s fingernails and that the threatening emails could have been sent from any computer.

Coleman was also looking for a new job at the time, he said.

The trial continues.

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