Warning: This article contains links to domestic violence and sexual harassment.
– I think you’re guilty. This is what Judge Ian Harrison told Chris Dawson on August 30th. ABCHarrison convicted Dawson of the murder of his wife, Lynette Dawson, in an attack 40 years earlier.
Harrison said, “I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Lynette Dawson died on or about January 8, 1982, as a result of a conscious and voluntary act by Mr. Dawson with the intent to cause her death.”
In the article nine newsthey detailed that Dawson was taken to the Silverwater Correctional Facility in New South Wales before he was sentenced.
This crime stirred up the whole country and caused general headlines. However, unless you’re a big fan of murder podcasts, you may not know anything about the case or why it’s so important. So, just to keep you informed, here’s everything you need to know:
Who is Chris Dawson?
According to sports news, Dawson played rugby for the Eastern Suburbs and rugby league for the Newtown Jets. However, these facts were rightly clouded by the fact that he became a teacher at Cromer High School in 1979 and the events that followed. In the article Sydney Morning HeraldThe publication reported that Dawson courted 16-year-old Joan Curtis in 1980.
Two years later, Dawson’s wife went missing. It took him six weeks to report this fact. Moreover, in the same year, Curtis moved in with him.
In 2000, police found a women’s pink cardigan that appeared to have been cut at Dawson’s property in Bayview. Since then, there have been several attempts to put Dawson in jail for the murder of his wife. The bureaucratic proceedings that eventually led to Dawson’s conviction began in 2018.
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Chris Dawson and the teacher’s pet
Teacher’s pet was a 2018 podcast that made Dawson’s nefarious acts a cultural phenomenon. The same year he fell ABC showed that it had 28 million downloads. Stitcher podcast description says program host Hadley Thomas has taken a deep dive into the details of the case and unearthed new clues. This podcast won in 2018 golden radio for a “master class in investigative journalism”.
Moreover, a senior police source told Fairfax Media that Teacher’s pet was “100%” the reason why the police began to persevere in this case again.
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