In 1925, during the St John of God charity ball at Perth’s Government House, in front of hundreds of witnesses, a young man Mr Cyril Gidley, was shot in the chest at point blank range and died.
The killer was his 20 year old former fiancé Audrey Jacob. She stood, holding a pistol and according to witnesses, said “I did it”, before being led away by police.
What should’ve been an open and shut case became a legal and media sensation and led to Jacob’s acquittal for murder. Listen at Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
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