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Bonus episode: Reaction to the Eight Minutes series
They have been through hell and back. Now the family and friends of murder victim David Breckenridge speak out about their reaction to Australia’s number one true crime podcast series, Eight Minutes.
Bonus episode: Final witness
Prompted by our special five-part investigation, the person who found David Breckenridge’s bloodied and battered body in a Sydney alley on August 10, 2002, speaks for the first time about what she saw that night.
Part 5 - New evidence
After a six month cold case investigation Nicole Hogan uncovers a crucial piece of evidence the police missed and which may reveal the identity of the killer. Chapter five of this podcast special investigation looks at the loose threads in the investigation and the pain David’s family and friends continue to endure almost 16 years after his murder. Tune in tomorrow for a bonus episode in the investigation.
Part 4 - Love triangle
Two days before he was brutally murdered, David Breckenridge spent the night with a former flatmate who had a jealous partner who had threatened violence against others. Part four examines the coroner's inquest that unearthed the affair, the girlfriend who refused to attend and reveals a bombshell dropped at the 11th hour. Tune in tomorrow for Part 5.
Part 3 - Killer on the loose
Moments before David Breckenridge’s body was due to be cremated police incredibly were still collecting forensics from the body at the funeral parlour. In chapter three of this exclusive podcast series, the Daily Telegraph examines the police investigation and the family’s concerns that crucial errors were made.
Part 2 - An ordinary guy?
David Breckenridge was intelligent, charismatic and had a wide circle of friends who said he never looked for trouble, and in fact was good at avoiding it. So how did someone with no obvious enemies come to be brutally slain in a Sydney laneway? Chapter Two of this podcast special investigation delves into David’s lifestyle — his friends and his lovers — and questions why would anyone want to murder him?
Part 1 - The crime
David Breckenridge stopped off to grab a six pack of beer then called his best mate from a phone box to say he was on his way over to watch the rugby. Sometime in the next eight minutes, he was kicked, beaten and hacked to death with a machete in an attack so ferocious if left boot marks stamped on his ribs. In this episode we uncover the hours leading up to 28-year-old David's brutal murder.