Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Informant May Be after Reduced Prison Sentence

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Informant May Be after Reduced Prison Sentence

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Byline: Melanie Petrinec

A PRISON informant, who claims Vincent O'Dempsey made startling admissions about the McCulkin murders behind bars, has denied coming forward to get a reduced jail sentence.

The man, who cannot be named, also says he is "not interested" in a monetary reward.

Barbara McCulkin, 34, and her daughters Vicki, 13, and Leanne, 11, were allegedly murdered by O'Dempsey and Torbanlea's Garry Dubois when they went missing from their Brisbane home in January, 1974.

O'Dempsey, 78, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of murder and one count of deprivation of liberty, while Dubois has a separate trial.

On day 10 of a Brisbane Supreme Court trial yesterday, a prison informant was questioned by O'Dempsey's barrister about discussions he says he had with the accused behind bars in late 2016 and early 2017.

The former remand prisoner has previously told the court he made notes of several conversations with O'Dempsey, including one in which the triple-murder accused allegedly said "she had to be dealt with", referring to "the mother of the two kids". …

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