Talk:Murder of Anita Cobby

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The Trial We've got: "All accused pleaded not guilty at their trial, however shortly before trial proceedings began, Travers changed his plea to guilty."

Then: "John Travers having already pleaded guilty before the trial."

So did he change his plea before or after the trial? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shermozle (talkcontribs).

Immediately before the trial began. -- Longhair 11:26, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Is it necessary for this article to have so many links to other articles? I don't see why it should link to each article for the particular body part on which bruising was found. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

I cleaned up the links a little. Should be better now. -- Longhair 11:26, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

It says the were sentenced in the Supreme Court, which has a link to the page "Supreme Court," which is an article about the general usage of the term around the world, ie, the most powerful court of last resort in the country. Australia's highest court is the "High Court of Australia," while Supreme Courts are only the highest courts in each state. Is there a more appropriate link that could be used? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I've changed the link to Supreme Court of New South Wales. -- Longhair\talk 10:04, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


How was Travers apprehended? The section detailing investigation jumps directly from the police investigation to Travers being in police custody without giving any explanation. -- 19:09, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes I noticed that too, whoever was adding info about travers probably had the strange notion that everybody knows how it happened (how he was apprehended). Also, very strangely (probably the same user) just put in travers at the beginning of the article before he is ever introduced that he had had something to do with her broken fingers, users reading the article will wonder WHO OR WHAT travers is (just like I did). Very poor editing indeed! Billtheking 15:59, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

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removed obsolete link[edit]

Michael Murphy or Michael Murdoch?[edit]

I removed these two sentences from the article because they seem to contradict each other or need further clarification:

"On December 26, 1985, two months before the murder, Michael Murphy escaped from Silverwater Correctional Centre."

"A mistrial was called when information surfaced that Michael Murdoch was a prison escapee from Silverwater Prison at the time of the murder."

I had a look but couldn't find it in the references. Maybe someone with the book could clarify it for us? Sarah 14:21, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

I think this article needs cleaning up[edit]

Sections of this subject reads more like a novel than a statement of fact - I have neither the time nor inclination to do it myself, but someone may want to do a rewrite so it doesn't sound like a Year 10 English assignment. Especially that part about the face in the clouds being 'his daughter's killer'. Wtf?

EDIT: Oh hell, I'll do it myself. Started with one small change. More to come. Kyniska 911 04:32, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

I still think this article needs cleaning up[edit]

This reads like a bloody mystery novel.

Is this article too sanitised?[edit]

On another site, one can read:

"Anita Cobby had been dragged through a barbed-wire fence and punched, beaten and kicked. There was extensive bruising on her head, breasts, face, shoulders, groin, thighs and legs. Her throat had been cut and she was almost decapitated.

Medical officers believed that Anita Cobby was conscious when she had her throat cut. It would have taken two to three minutes for her to bleed to death. Anita Cobby had also been repeatedly raped."

which is gruesome, but helps to explain *why* the public was so outraged, something the current Wiki article doesn't do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:53, 22 June 2009 (UTC)