BREAKING: Ex-partner of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson’s alleged killer talking to Police

THE wheel-chair bound woman linked to the murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter has shown up at Adelaide Police Station.

It’s believed Hazel Passmore (main picture) was dating the man charged with killing Karlie at the time of her murder, in 2008.

Daniel James Holdom, 41, was arrested and charged with the murder on Wednesday. He made no application for bail when he faced court on Thursday and will return to court on November 12.

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Ms Passmore, 33, and her lawyer refused to make comment to reporters as they arrived at the station this afternoon.

She was also accompanied by her partner and a young child.

She is speaking with officers, but Police are yet to comment.

Ms Passmore, whose Facebook profile says she is originally from Queensland, is believed to have been friends with Karlie while they were both living in South Australia, prior to her murder.

Today, it was revealed she had uploaded photos to Facebook back in 2008, containing Karlie’s daughter, Khandalyce.

Image: Facebook

Image: Facebook

They are thought to have been taken just months before she was allegedly killed.

Read more and see the photos here

Emergency services rush to scene of three-car crash in Sydney’s south-west

THERE has been a serious three car crash in Cartwright, in Sydney’s south-west.

It’s believed the crash occurred at he intersection of Cartwright Avenue and Hoxton Park Road.

Emergency services are currently at the scene, however injuries are unknown.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Man charged with sickening rape and murder of 11yo girl

A MAN has been charged with the sickening rape and murder of Zoe Buttigieg, an 11-year-old girl, who was allegedly killed during a party at her mother’s home.

Victoria police confirmed a 29-year-old man had been charged on Wednesday afternoon with one count each of murder, sexual penetration of a child under 16 and indecent act with a child under 16.

The offender was arrested on Sunday morning after attending a party at the home of the young girl.

He was placed under police guard in a psychiatric unit at Wangaratta District Base Hospital before he was officially charged.

He is due to face Wangaratta Magistrates court today.

Stoccos’ ‘paranoia’ may have led to capture

PHOTO: NSW Police

PHOTO: NSW Police

WITH TWO of Australia’s most wanted men now behind bars, 1029 Hot Tomato’s Flan and Emily Jade wanted to dig a little deeper into the story that has captured the nation.

This morning they spoke with Channel 7 reporter Robert Ovadia, who gave a great insight into why father and son, Gino and Mark Stocco, were wanted by Police.

Flan:Robert, thank you so much for joining us. Can you take us through why the Stoccos were on the run in the first place?”

Robert: “Compared to what they were charged with overnight, relatively minor offences – fraud, larcen, low level violence throughout Queensland. They eventually made Australia’s most wanted list.

“They were also known for terrorising famers when they were sacked from farm hand jobs – slashing tyres in the middle of the night, burning their property. That was the sort of thing they were wanted for.

“The irony now is that they are charged with so much more significant offences in their attempts to evade capture.

“They are now charged with the murder of Rosario Cimone, a crop fitter at Dunedoo, also shooting with intent to murder, police pursuit charges, illegally owning guns and receiving stolen property. They’re in a lot of trouble.”

The Stoccos are accused of stealing this white 4WD to continue their run from the law.

The Stoccos are accused of stealing this white 4WD to continue their run from the law.

Flan: “Can you confirm they were using armour piercing ammunition?”

Robert: “I can’t confirm that yet, but I do know they were using a .308 – a very high-powered rifle that could cause a lot of damage.

“Yesterday really could not have gone better for NSW Police. It was the scenario they had hoped for – that they be there with overwhelming force and take them by surprise.

“Gino Stocco emerged from the farmhouse – they took him down very forcefully and then Mark subsequently surrendered peacefully.”

Read about the dramatic take down of the father-son fugitives

Emily Jade:They’ve been on the run for a long time. What was the difference between Police searching for them a few years ago and now?”

Robert: “Two things: the shooting at Police a couple of weeks ago really put it firmly on the radar. But mostly, with all the media coverage, they lost their anonymity. They couldn’t just go to farmhouses and apply for jobs. They were forced into hiding. That made them turn to more desperate measures just to get by and that was always going to make them play into Police hands.

“There is a theory with police at the moment – they couldn’t work out, with the offences they had in Queensland at the time, why they should all of a sudden escalate to shooting at police.

“The theory is: they had murdered Rosario Cimone a couple weeks ago and when they were intercepted police thought they were coming across these guys for larceny and fraud etc. but in (the Stoccos’) paranoid minds they thought they were after them for murder.”

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Flan: “Can you comment at all about allegations that the farmer they allegedly murdered was allegedly part of cannabis cultivation for crime gangs?”

Robert:That’s certainly what police believe. You can’t sugar coat that. Rosario Cimone is well known to police for cannabis cultivation and large amounts as well and has been before the courts. It has an Italian Mafioso-feel about it. The Stoccos are Italian, so maybe knew each other…”

Flan: “Their ability to hide was amazing – as a father of young kids I admire that…”

Robert: “Yes, but the stupidity of criminals continues to astound me, it’s a big, wide country. They were stupid enough to go back to a property that they had links with, something the Police would be able to anticipate, which they did. And that was there undoing.”

You can catch Flan & Emily Jade for Breakfast on 102.9 Hot Tomato every weekday morning from 5am.

Father and son fugitives set to have their day in court

FATHER-and-son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco have spent their first night behind bars are a crime spree that spanned eight years.

The men were finally tracked down on a rural property in the New South Wales town of Dunedoo yesterday and were swarmed by heavily armed police.

According to officers, the pair didn’t put up much of a fight as they surrendered to police.

Gino, 58, and his son Mark, 36, have been charged with an array of offences including murder, dishonestly obtain property by deception, police pursuit and discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest.

The murder charge comes after police discovered the body of a man on the property who has been missing for more than three weeks.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the 68-year-old caretaker of the Elong Elong property, northeast of Dubbo, where the pair were hiding out.

NSW Police have previously revealed intentions to charge them with 13 offences, including attempted murder in relation to allegations they fired shots at police in Wagga Wagga on October 16.

The pair was also wanted on warrants for property damage in Queensland dating back to 2008.

They’ve been refused bail to appear in Dubbo Local Court today.