For more than three decades, the seven crimes known as the Family Court Murders remained the worst series of unsolved serial killings in Australian criminal history.
Between 1980 and 1985 in Sydney, four people were murdered and dozens critically injured in a cruel five-year reign of terror aimed at the very heart of the country’s judicial system – five bombings and multiple shootings targeting judges of the Family Court of Australia, their families, a lawyer and innocent members of the public.
There was only ever one prime suspect linked to all seven crimes but despite years of surveillance he was never charged.
Leonard Warwick – ex-army, ex-fireman, crack shooter and expert ‘bushie’ – thought he was invincible, that he’d got away with murder.
But in 2013, a major Seven investigation led by award-winning journalist Ross Coulthart would blow the case wide open.
For the very first time in more than a quarter of a century, all the main witnesses who until that point had been too afraid to speak out, including Warwick’s daughter and ex-wife, would describe the events that rocked Australia.
Coulthart’sforensic investigation would put the horrific murders and bombings back in the public focus – and in the Spotlight of authorities.
Unknown to Warwick, and long forgotten by police, was the crucial mistake that would bring him down. Buried deep in a box of archived evidence, Warwick’s blood collected from one of the bomb sites that would be analysed using advanced DNA technology.
Now, on the eve of Leonard Warwick’s sentencing hearing for the crimes, Coulthart returns to the most dangerous story of his career with the next chapter and major new development in this ground-breaking investigation – was there in fact another victim?
Featuring new information from key witnesses and those at the centre of the years-long legal fight in bringing down the most evil man in Australia – and justice to his many victims.