Tommy Taylor’s SRU

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

Perth property tycoon fails appeal for assaulting his wife

Warren Anderson, Perth’s property tycoon, has failed in his appeal of assaulting his wife. A Perth judge found and decided that he had no reason to lose self-control. Anderson was found guilty by a Perth magistrate in April of assaulting his estranged wife, Cheryl Anderson, during a heated argument at their Peppermint Grove home last … [Read the full story]

On This Day…in 1917

Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of Paris. She first came to Paris in 1905 and found fame as a performer of exotic Asian-inspired dances. She soon began touring all over Europe, telling the story of how she was born … [Read the full story]

On This Day…in 1915

British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I. The 49-year-old Cavell first entered the nursing profession in 1895, and in 1907 she became the matron of the Berkendael Institute in Brussels. Following the German invasion of neutral Belgium, … [Read the full story]

Man breaks dogs leg then drowns it…allegedly

A man from Esperance, WA is to appear in the Magistrates Court after he allegedly placed his dog in an esky and drowned it. Michael David Hastie, 26, has been accused of also beaking his dogs leg before drowning it. It had been reported to the RSPCA by a ranger, after Hastie had “boasted” of … [Read the full story]