By Robert Scott
A TwoTime Widow major A Double Life
Miriam Giles ran away to Colorado to bury her violent pastbut this seductive, charismatic widow had a gloomy facet which can by no means remain buried. After discovering the "sugar daddy" she used to be searching for in Alan Helmick, her new marriage appeared satisfied. Then, years later, Alan met a ugly destiny. Returning domestic from errands, Miriam came upon him mendacity in a pool of blood. Miriam confirmed police a cryptic notice caution her to "run, run, run." yet Miriam used to be no distraught housewife. She was once a grasp manipulator constantly in a position to remain one step prior to her unwitting partnerand the lawuntil now.
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Includes dramatic photos.
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It was an intriguing interview and I wasn’t the only one interested in what motivated the former volunteer firefighter. After the interview our program was swamped with listeners’ calls. People were compelled by John and his story—it’s rare to get a glimpse into a criminal’s mind and motivations and when we do, we’re intrigued. The middle classes have always been fascinated by the edgy world of crime and criminals. You only have to look at the huge popularity of ‘true crime’ books, TV series and movies.
Over half will reoffend. If we understood more about offenders, their psychology and why they turn to crime maybe we could stop the cycle. There are no conclusive answers to this increasingly complex problem, but jails aren’t working. Our corrective services are more about punishment than rehabilitation and proving to be a costly and unsuccessful way of dealing with crime. Most police I spoke to in the course of writing this book agree with this view. This book examines the backgrounds of eight well-known Australian criminals, from mass murderer Martin Bryant to sex offender Karen Ellis to serial killer Ivan Milat.
She is an author and a journalist. Rochelle published her first book In Your Face: The life and times of Billy ‘The Texan’ Longley (ABC Books) in July 2005. This book was shortlisted in the 2006 Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing and the 2006 Davitt Awards. Rochelle is an experienced investigative journalist. She began her career in country Victoria and Sydney working in television and radio. She has been a TV producer and investigative journalist for Today Tonight, Australian Story, Watchdog, George Negus’s New Dimensions, SBS TV and Radio services, and TV NZ’s 60 Minutes.
And Then She Killed Him: True Love Turned True Crime by Robert Scott