1. Brisbane murder/ suicide
More details have been uncovered about the life of Brisbane Chef Marcus Volke who allegedly murdered and then cooked his young Indonesian wife, Mayang Prasetyo.
Ten News have reported that the night he allegedly killed her he rang an electrician as he had a problem with his stove.
The electrician told Ten News that when he arrived at the couple’s apartment he felt a “squelch” underfoot and was struck by a bad smell. He was told by Volke that he was cooking ‘pig’s broth.’
Fairfax Media have spoken to the mother of Mayang Prasetyo who has reached out to the family of Marcus Volke saying she forgives him.
“I hope Marcus’ mum and the whole family be strengthened in this difficult time,” she reportedly said.
To read Mamamia’s post today on the alleged murder of Mayang Prasetyo, see this post.
2. Samantha Azzopardi duped Canadians
An Australian woman who sent Irish authorities on a wild goose chase last year investigating her claims of being a European child sex slave has pulled a similar unexplainable stunt in Canada.
Samantha Azzopardi, a 26-year old Australian woman has fooled authorities in Calgary into thinking she was a 14-year-old who was the victim of an abduction and prolonged sexual assault.
The Calgary Herald reports that in this case she told police her name was Aurora Hepburn.
“For several weeks, investigators and health-care workers spent countless hours working with the alleged victim to establish the extent of her abuse and provide services for her recovery,” said police.
3. Jennifer Lawrence speaks out
Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about nude photo scandal for the first time in an interview with Vanity Fair saying “It’s a sex crime.”
Lawrence has expressed anger that the pictures — which were released as part of a wide-ranging hack of celebrity nudes on August 31 — were exposed.
4. Muslim women warned not to walk alone
Muslim women in Australia are being warned not to walk alone for fear of being attacked after a spate of ugly incidents.
The Brisbane Times reports that Muslim community leader and Eidfest president Yasmin Kahn has said
“I mean, this is 2014, 21st century Australia downtown Brisbane and we’re telling our women not to venture out by themselves,”