Lindsay Robert Rose

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Lindsay Robert Rose
Occupation Paramedic
Criminal charge
Murder x 5
Criminal penalty
5 x life imprisonment without parole

Lindsay Robert Rose is an Australian serial killer and contract killer from New South Wales, currently serving five consecutive sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole[1] for the murder of 5 people between 1984 and 1994.[2]

The Murders of Kerrie Pang & Fatma Ozanal[edit]

On 14 February 1994 Rose shot and killed Fatma Ozonal and then shot and stabbed his former girlfriend Kerrie Pang to death at Pang's massage parlour, "Kerrie's Oasis" in Gladesville. Ronald Waters was paid $500 to assist Rose by knocking on the door and gain access to the premises, as Pang would have recognised Rose.

The murder of Pang had been arranged by her de facto partner Mark Lewis. He was later found guilty of both murders and sentenced to life imprisonment plus 18 years without the possibility of parole for the murder of Pang and the manslaughter of Ozonal. Waters pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and was sentenced to 18 months periodic detention.

Evidence led at Lewis' trial indicated that the motive for Pang's murder was difficulties in Lewis and Pang's relationship and Lewis' dissatisfaction with Pang's line of work as well as Rose's reported hatred of Pang. Ozonal was not part of the murder plan and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The double murder was featured on Series 3 of the television series Forensic Investigators.

Guilty Plea and Sentencing[edit]

On 18 June 1998 Rose pleaded guilty to five murders, including those of Pang and Ozonal, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.[3]

On 3 September 1998[4] Rose was sentenced to five consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Prison Life[edit]

Rose was one of the first six inmates of Goulburn Jail's High Risk Management Unit upon its creation in 2001.[5]

On 19 November 2005 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose was unhappy with the fact that a number of inmates had converted to Islam.[6]

On 23 September 2007 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose had written a letter to prison management indicating he would help to stop inmates converting to Islam.[7]

On 7 October 2007 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose was one of several inmates who had smuggled out "letters of complaint" against a range of conditions at the jail. It said that education was "virtually non existent in the HRMU [High Risk Management Unit]...Many inmates do not complete courses as they are thwarted by perfunctory teachers or ridiculous decisions ...Example: An inmate in another part of the prison is caught with contraband on a computer, the department of corrective services ban all computers, effectively putting inmates back to the Stone Age."[8]


  1. ^ "R v Rose (1999) NSWCCA 327 (11 October 1999)". Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1999-10-27. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. ^ "NSW: $50,000 bail for alleged hold up man". AAP. 1998-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  3. ^ "June 18, 1998. Lindsey Robert Rose arriving at NSW Supreme Court in handcuffs where he pleaded guilty to five murder charges.". Newspix / News Ltd. 1998-06-18. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  4. ^ "R v Lewis [2001] NSWCCA 448 (9 November 2001)". Australasian Legal Information Institute. 2001-11-09. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Fed: First six inmates of the new Goulburn high risk jail". AAP. 2001-06-01. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Hard men turn to Islam to cope with jail". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  7. ^ Sikora, Kate (2007-04-23). "Radical Muslims pay jail inmates". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  8. ^ Mercer, Neil (2007-10-07). "Supermax crims' letters of woe". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-04-21.