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Apr 22, 2017

In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Northern Queensland, lies the Great Barrier Reef. Seen clearly from space, It is the largest living structure on earth. It is a World Heritage Site and known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Tourists are drawn to the warm, crystal clear waters and bright tropical marine life. A scuba diver’s paradise. 

For Gabe and Tina Watson it was the dream honeymoon. But when tragedy struck, was it an accident? Was it due to inexperience and poor decision making? Or was it something more sinister….


Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories



– 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro

– All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 


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(Warning: Contains spoilers)



– Coroner’s Report



 Gabe Watson Trial Timeline: From Tina Thomas Watson’s Death To Alabama Courthouse – The Huffington Post

– Was Tina Watson really Murdered on her Honeymoon? – Michael McFadyen’s Scuba

– Tina Watson Death – Part 4 – Gabe’s Stories as Related by Him and Others – Michael McFadyen’s Scuba

– Yongala Wreck & Coral Sea Expedition– Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

– Barrier Reef dive killer loathed in-laws– The Australian

– Tina Thomas’ father fights tears as he testifies about her meeting Gabe Watson –

– Murder trial hears of Gabe Watson’s bizarre noises over dead bride Tina –

– Gabe Watson ‘could have pressed button to float Tina to surface’ murder trial hears – Perth Now

– Alabama Capital Punishment Laws – Find Law

– Tina Watson Dies While Scuba Diving with Her Husband – Live Journal

– New book A Second Chance for Justice asks new questions about the case of the “honeymoon killer” Gabe Watson – Herald Sun

– Interview: Gabe Watson looks to leave shadow of his wife’s honeymoon death and his murder trial (video) –

– Tina Watson Death – The Full Story – Scuba Board

– More: Family of Gabe Watson speaks 7 years after his wife died while scuba diving in Australia –

– Heatwave burns up the North – Townsville Bulletin

– Traditional Landowners – City of Townsville




 Death Down Under: Gabe Watson Speaks – ABC News

– Death Down Under: A Shocking Conclusion – ABC News

– Death Down Under: Suspicion Begins – ABC News

– Death Down Under: War of the Roses – ABC News

– Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 1 – NBC News

– Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 2 – NBC News

– Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 3 – NBC News

– Gabe Watson granted bail in the US – ABC News

– Honeymoon Murder Trail Takes Dramatic Turn – ABC News

– Honeymoon Murder Trial, Thrown out by Judge! – AC360

Apr 15, 2017

On November 8th, 2010, just after 9.30pm; 25-year-old Jennifer Pan was in her bedroom. She had her TV on and was chatting on the phone while getting ready for bed. She could hear movement downstairs and voices she didn’t recognise.

There were people in the house.

She heard footsteps thudding so loudly up the stairs; she knew they could not be her parents. They could not be her younger brother Felix either; he was living half an hour away at University.

Jennifer hung up the phone and sat frozen in her room. She was too scared to turn the tv down, and she was too scared to open her door. She was too scared to move… 


Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories



'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro

All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



(Warning: Contains spoilers)



– “A Daughter’s Deadly Deception – The Jennifer Pan Story” by Jeremy Grimaldi



– 911 Call



– Woman dead in Markham home invasion – National Post

– Chris Selley: No sense living in fear of random attacks – National Post

– Daughter charged in deadly Markham home invasion – National Post

– UPDATED: Two arrested in Markham home invasion – National Post

– Fourth suspect arrested in 2010 Markham home invasion – National Post

– Police arrest fifth person in relation to home invasion that left 53-year-old dead – National Post

– Straight A student to murderer: Tragedy of ‘golden’ daughter’s fall resonates with Asian immigrants – National Post

– The intricate web of lies daughter of Vietnamese immigrants fed her parents– Daily Mail

– Jennifer Pan’s Revenge: The inside story of a golden child, the killers she hired, and the parents she wanted dead– Toronto Life

– Pressure, Rebellion Revealed in Daughter’s Plot to Kill Parents – NBC News

– Canadian Criminal Procedures and practices at trial

– Info on Juror issues: Jennifer Maclauchlan and Gemmariot for Jennifer Pan trial

– Jennifer Pan, Co-Accused Sentenced to Life in Prison

– The astonishing testimony of Jennifer Pan – The Star

– Jennifer Pan found guilty of murdering her mother, attempting to murder her father – The Star

– Jennifer Pan: Life with no parole for 25 years in murder of mother, attempted murder of father – The Star

– Pan played ‘sickest games’ with boyfriend, trial told – Toronto Sun

– Woman plotted to have her parents killed because they disapproved of her boyfriend, Crown tells trial – National Post

– Christie Blatchford: Horrific home invasion was really a bitter daughter’s revenge on her parents, jury hears – National Post

– Jennifer Pan spun web of lies before her mother’s home invasion killing, father tells murder trial – National Post

– Young Ontario woman accused of plotting parents’ murder says she was planning her own death – National Post

– Jennifer Pan previously planned to kill parent, but she had ‘no plan’ to do it the night it actually happened, Lawyer tells court – National Post

– Woman accused of arranging to have parents murdered sobs as she describes hearing mother’s ‘last breath’ – National Post

– Jennifer Pan found guilty in attack on parents that left her mother dead – National Post

– Jennifer Pan, Toronto woman whose plot to kill parents left mother dead, gets life in prison – National Post




– Full Jennifer Pan Police Interviews

– Excerpt of Daniel Wong Police Interview

Apr 1, 2017

[Part 3 of 3]

(A recap of part two)

Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith. Brady and Hindley had virtually nothing to do with David and Maureen before their marriage, and Hindley, in particular, didn’t approve.

But after the marriage, they became close.

Brady and Hindley murdered Lesley Ann Downey on the 26th of December 1964, Brady tape-recorded some of what happened and took photographs.

After the death of David and Maureen’s child, Angela Dawn.
Brady became even closer to David. Slowly trying to manipulate him and bring him into his inner sanctum. He gave David the same books to read that he had given Hindley and started talking about murder, and how there was nothing wrong with taking a life.

On the 6th of October 1965, Brady met Edward Evans at Manchester Central Railway Station. He invited him to his and Hindley’s house at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley for drinks. When they got there, he instructed Hindley to go and get David to join them.

When David got to the house, he witnessed Brady murder Edward with an axe. After months of moulding David, this was his attempt to try and get David to join him in murder.

David helped clean up, and told Brady and Hindley what they wanted to hear. But it all blew up in Brady’s face when David called the police, and they found Edward’s body still in the house.
Brady was charged with his murder and Hindley was charged with being an accessory to Edward’s murder.

In his interviews with police, David Smith said Brady had told him about other murders he had committed. Although David didn’t believe him at the time, he said Brady specifically mentioned taking people from Manchester and burying them on the Moors.

Police started searching through missing person files, and the cases of Pauline Reade, Keith Bennet, Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride jumped out at them.

Detective Joseph Mounsey noticed some odd looking photographs in the albums of Brady and Hindley. They were photos of mostly dirt he believed were taken on the Moors.

A gut instinct led officer Robert Spiers to search up on a hill after the search had already been called off for the day. He found the body of Lesley Ann Downey.

Police had also found the suitcases Brady kept with the incriminating material. They found photo’s of Lesley and the tape.

They were getting ready to re-interview Brady and Hindley about Lesley Ann Downey…



Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher



– 'Flatline intro' and 'Come play with me' intro and outro 

– All other music scoring and production performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



(Warning: Contains spoilers)



– “One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley” by Carol Ann Lee

– “Evil Revelations: The Man Who Witnessed The Moors Murders” by David Smith and Carol Ann Lee



– “The Moors Murders Code” (2004)

– “Myra Hindley: Making of a Monster” (2003)



– Moors Murder breakthrough: Cops closer to finding victim’s body after ‘crucial discovery’ – Daily Star

– Moors murderer Ian Brady in SECOND bid to starve himself using taxpayers’ cash – Daily Star

– Moors serial killer Ian Brady sent sick fan down memory lane in a guided tour – Daily Star Sunday

– REVEALED: Serial child killer Ian Brady asks gangsters to guard ‘thousands’ at his funeral – Daily Star

– How one schoolboy nearly became the sixth victim of the Moors Murderers – Manchester Evening News

– Moors murderer Ian Brady says he is dying – The Telegraph

– Moors murderer Ian Brady makes new bid for move to prison so he can starve himself to death – The Mirror

– Moors Murders 50 years on: Alone and hated, but Ian Brady still thinks he’s better than ‘the maggots’ he’s locked up with – Manchester Evening News

– David Smith – The Telegraph

– Moors killer Ian Brady ‘cut his teeth’ killing tramps, top detective claims – Daily Star

– Mother of missing Moors murder victim dies without knowing son’s burial place – The Guardian