Vincent O’Dempsey has announced himself innocent of killing the particular McCulkin family and claims this individual was found guilty of their particular murders within the ‘false testimony’ associated with three witnesses.
O’Dempsey was found guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Courtroom for the 1974 murders associated with Barbara McCulkin and her 2 young daughters Vicki, 13, plus Leanne, 11.
The 78-year-old informed the court he was mistakenly convicted on the false accounts of Warren McDonald, Kerri Scully and a serial prison informant.
Mr McDonald was O’Dempsey’s associateÂ who he was working with upon a large cannabis crop within Carrara, Queensland, and Ms ScullyÂ his former fiancÃ©e.
O’Dempsey was convicted within the Brisbane Best Court for the 1974 killers of Barbara McCulkin (middle) plus her two young daughters Vicki, 13, (right) and Leanne, 11 (left)
The 78-year-old (pictured) told the court he has been wrongly convicted on the fake testimony of Warren McDonald, Kerri Scully and a serial jail informant
The three witnesses had testified at trial in May that will O’Dempsey confessed to his participation in the family’s murder.
‘These so-called confessions were only forth-coming when they stood to get significantly, ‘ O’Dempsey said through the boat dock.
‘I never had the smallest reason to harm three McCulkins in any way. ‘
O’Dempsey furthermore denied any links to the particular arson attacks that prosecutors claimed he feared Mrs McCulkin can implicate him in.
‘I have got never had any involvement within or any personal understanding of the particular perpetrators of any fires this kind of as Torino or Whiskey (Au Go Go), ‘ he stated.
‘I was never questioned regarding arsons. ‘
The 3 witnesses had testified at test in May that O’Dempsey (pictured) confessed to his involvement within the family’s murderÂ
Barbara McCulkin (pictured) disappeared along along with her two daughters from their particular Queensland home on January 16, 1974
Vicki Maree McCulkin (pictured) was 13 years of age whenever she was murdered alongside the girl mother and sisterÂ
Barbara Leanne McCulkin (pictured) was 11 when she was killed together with her family
Accomplice Garry ‘Shorty’ Dubois also sought to speak straight to the court, but has been denied the opportunity by Proper rights Peter Applegarth.
Justice Applegarth stated O’Dempsey’s protest of innocence has been confirmation of the ‘complete absence associated with remorse’ and ‘completely unconvincing’.
The notorious Queensland cold case has been put to rest carrying out a four-week trial which found O’Dempsey accountable of the three murders.
Mrs McCulkin and her children had been extracted from their Highgate Hill house within the night of January 16, 1974. Â
They were tied upward and driven to bushland close to Warwick where O’Dempsey strangled the particular 34-year-old mother before killing the