The disappearance of Jill Meagher has been solved, but the outcome wasn’t the happy ending people wanted. Her body was located several hours ago, and a 41-year-old man has been charged with rape and murder in connection to her disappearance. The man appeared in court today in Australia while the husband of the slain ABC employee made pleas to the public to “show restraint.”
Restraint wasn’t shown, however, when a person in the public gallery hurled the word “maggot” at Adrian Ernest Bayley, the man accused of raping and murdering the woman. To be honest, “maggot” is an understatement. This is a man who preyed upon an inebriated woman just walking distance from her home because he is a predator. Mr. Meagher wants people to be mindful on social network so as not to hurt the trial, but it seems like this one is pretty cut-and-dry.
Jill Meagher was found in a shallow grave after Bayley was arrested. This shows that he took care and thought in disposing of the body of the woman. Other people have claimed to have been attacked in that same general area as well. So is it at all possible that Bayley has done this before?
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