‘Nightmare Of Errors’: The Case Of Kelvin Condren

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12 Aug 2020 · 27 minutes

‘Nightmare Of Errors’: The Case Of Kelvin Condren
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It was Saturday morning, when a routine police patrol drove past a mostly empty car park in the remote Queensland town of Mount Isa. When police edged closer, they saw that it was the body of a young woman, who they’d later discovered was named Patricia Carlton. She’d been brutally beaten and sexually assaulted. The woman was rushed to hospital, but later that night Patricia would die of her injuries. 

Following Patricia’s murder, the police made an arrest almost immediately. But what happens when the process lets us down and the wrong person ends up in jail? 

In today’s episode, Jessie speaks with forensic anthropologist, criminologist and author, Dr. Xanthé Mallet. 

In her new book, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Xanthé explores some of Australia’s worst wrongful convictions - including that of Indigenous man Kelvin Condren who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1984.

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Guest: Dr Xanthé Mallett

Host: Jessie Stephens

Producer: Hannah Bowman 

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