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Justice for Jamie
Author: Frits Maaten

ISBN: 9780646474021
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1 October 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0
Description:
In October 1991 the body of 60 year old gay man, Francis Barry Arnoldt, was found stabbed to death outside a sporting pavilion in a suburban park in Melbourne. He had been murdered the previous night. Mr Arnoldt was a wealthy man, however he was suffering from leukaemia, and didn't have long to live.

The day prior to his death he had said he was intending to change his will. Victoria police investigated, and described his death as 'homosexually orientated', and the State Coroner found that Mr. Arnoldt had been killed at the park by a person, or persons unknown. Five and a half years later, in March 1997, another gay man, 28 year old Jamie Koeleman, a known teller of tall stories, told a former boyfriend a story in which he claimed to have killed Mr. Arnoldt during a sex act.

He later explained that he made up the story, basing it on media reports of the murder, and from scenes in the 1979 movie 'Cruising' starring Al Pacino. Despite his friend later saying he didn't believe the story, he nevertheless decided to report it to police. An extraordinary entrapment plan was put into place, resulting in the friend wearing a 'wire' and the introduction to Koeleman ...

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