By Colin Wilson

ISBN-10: 1682300102

ISBN-13: 9781682300107

From the bestselling writer of THE OUTSIDER

Colin Wilson, co-author of the bestselling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF homicide, has written a definitive quantity at the world's significant situations of violent homicide. In doing so, he strains the background of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal family members to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the "changing models of murder" and exhibits a few desire for the longer term.

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Punters associated with Nikolic reportedly pocketed a cool $200,000. Detectives started investigations into possible race-fixing, focusing on Nikolic, a former trainer and several other racing identities. Jockey Mark Zahra was also investigated for conspiring to ride his horse, Baikal, in a way that favoured Nikolic. Adding to the general discomfort of those involved, the Australian Crime Commission stepped in to question people too. Neither jockey would comment when approached by the media. As investigators probed deeper, the scandal widened to include several other jockeys, professional punters and racing identities across Australia.

12 Police were told there was some tension between Samba and Nikolic over the split with Victoria. Samba was pushing for a pretty tough settlement in favour of his daughter. A month after the murder, police raided the Gold Coast home of Nikolic’s brother John, a former horse trainer in Queensland, who had also been in Melbourne for the horse sales that weekend. He and his wife, Yvette, had already been interviewed by police for six hours and released under caution. This time, police took telephone and computer data.

Funny how that did not make it into the ad . . so much for the Thoroughbred Code of Conduct! It’s business as usual. And what a business! The 2011 Australian Racing Fact Book said that in 2010–11, 4646 yearlings were sold for a total of $246,880,314. That’s an average of $53,138 a horse. 025 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. 5 million. No wonder the breeders reacted so ferociously when the issue of artificial insemination came up. Former bookie and head of the Sydney Turf Club Bruce McHugh launched a legal challenge in the Federal Court to lift the ban on artificial insemination in the thoroughbred racing industry.

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