Don't Ever Call Me Helpless. Australia's Worst Female Serial by Ruth Wykes PDF
By Ruth Wykes
Have you ever puzzled what it'd be prefer to spend time with a convicted serial killer?
Or the way you may believe after they advised you what it was once prefer to take a life?
Don't Ever name Me Helpless is a strong, chilling precise crime tale that provides a unprecedented glimpse into the brain of convicted assassin Catherine Birnie.
In the past due Eighties, Catherine and her defacto associate David Birnie went on a killing spree that surprised and numbed the Western Australian neighborhood. in precisely six weeks they kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered 4 Perth girls, and have been simply stuck whilst a 5th sufferer escaped and led police to the killers.
During the Nineties writer Ruth Wykes used to be a widespread customer to Perth's Bandyup Women's criminal. She spent many hours with Catherine Birnie, and her account of the girl, mom, and remorseless killer is a must-read for an individual who's drawn to real crime.
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She won't change because she can't. She won't find redemption, and in any case she doesn't want to. Catherine Margaret Birnie resides in Perth's Bandyup Women's Prison. It has been her home for 22 years, and if public sentiment is any measure of her future, she will remain there for the rest of her life. In 1987 she was imprisoned for abducting, kidnapping, torturing and murdering four Perth women and attempting to murder a fifth. She and her partner David Birnie were kidnappers. They were torturers.
They headed north past Perth city to Wanneroo and then on to the Gnangara Pine Plantation. During the trip David Birnie was relaxed and very chatty. He was so engrossed in making conversation with the police that they were almost at Yanchep before Birnie realised they had gone too far. Catherine, on the other hand, was silent. They turned back and headed towards the city. As they reached the turn-off from the highway, Birnie directed the detectives to drive about 400 metres into Gnangara Pine Plantation.
Catherine was pregnant at the time and only received probation. The following month, the two appeared before the Supreme Court, charged with another eight counts of theft. Three more years of imprisonment were added on to David's sentence and Catherine received an additional four years of probation. In July 1970 David escaped from Karnet prison and reunited with Catherine again. It was not long before the two were once again in trouble with the law. They were arrested on 10 July 1970 and charged with 53 counts of theft, breaking and entering, trespassing and illegal operation of a motor vehicle.
Don't Ever Call Me Helpless. Australia's Worst Female Serial Killer by Ruth Wykes