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Murder on the Dancefloor: The Trial of Audrey Jacob

February 7, 2024

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 fiancĂ© 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.

(Image copyright State Library of Western Australia)

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