Claremont killer Bradley Robert Edwards has not appealed against his convictions for two murders, nor his sentences.
On 27 January 1996, a secretary aged 18 named Sarah Spiers disappeared after leaving Club Bay View in Claremont and calling a taxi from a nearby phone booth. Her body was never found.On 9 June 1996, Jane Rimmer, a 23 year old childcare worker, was last seen alive outside Claremont’s Continental Hotel on 3 August 1996, Her body was found in bushland at Wellard in Perth’s south on March 15, 1997.
Ciara Glennon, a solicitor aged 27, was last seen in Claremont after visiting the Continental Hotel on 3 April 1997. Her body was later found in bushland at Eglinton in Perth’s north.
A male driver, either in a Telstra vehicle or identifying himself as a Telstra worker, had been seen giving lifts to women in Claremont or neighbouring Cottesloe.
Edwards was subsequently raided at his home and charged with all three Claremont murders, as well as historical attacks on women in Huntingdale and Karrakatta. During a police interview, he denied being responsible for the Claremont murders, or the Huntingdale and Karrakatta attacks.
In a twist, Edwards later pleaded guilty to the Huntingdale and Karrakatta attacks, but not guilty to the Claremont murders.
In November 2019, a 95 day judge-only trial commenced, and it finally concluded on 25 June 2020 after delays caused by the Prosecutor suffering illness. It is believed to be the most expensive criminal trial in WA history.
Subsequently, Justice Hall sentenced Edwards to life imprisonment for the murders of Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer as well as the Huntingdale and Karrakatta attacks with a non-parole period of 40 years.
This means Edwards will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.