23 episodes

Why was mild-mannered, middle aged Sue Neill-Fraser convicted of murdering her partner Bob Chappell on their yacht in January 2009? It was a circumstantial case – no body, no witnesses, no weapon and no confession. Sue has always maintained her innocence and is now in her 13th year of a 23 year sentence in a Tasmanian prison. Psychologist and film producer Eve Ash jumped in at the deep end and has meticulously dissected this case for 12 years in a search for the truth. When Eve was joined by former homicide task force detective Colin McLaren the twists and turns became frightening. For everyone who believes in justice, this podcast will be a shocking eye-opener about a case destined to be Australia’s worst wrongful conviction.

Who Killed Bob‪?‬ Podshape True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 25 Ratings

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Why was mild-mannered, middle aged Sue Neill-Fraser convicted of murdering her partner Bob Chappell on their yacht in January 2009? It was a circumstantial case – no body, no witnesses, no weapon and no confession. Sue has always maintained her innocence and is now in her 13th year of a 23 year sentence in a Tasmanian prison. Psychologist and film producer Eve Ash jumped in at the deep end and has meticulously dissected this case for 12 years in a search for the truth. When Eve was joined by former homicide task force detective Colin McLaren the twists and turns became frightening. For everyone who believes in justice, this podcast will be a shocking eye-opener about a case destined to be Australia’s worst wrongful conviction.

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    The boat is sinking

    The boat is sinking

    The Four Winds yacht is sinking and Bob Chappell has vanished. His body is never found, but for police, his partner of 18 years Sue Neill-Fraser becomes the obvious suspect.
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    • 51 min
    Searching for Bob

    Searching for Bob

    Police considered Sue cold and calculating, dumping Bob’s body in the river weighed down with a fire extinuisher. A sonar search for Bob started three months too late.
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    • 51 min
    Not always smooth sailing

    Not always smooth sailing

    Police said the relationship was over and Sue wanted Bob’s money and the boat. Why did the judge say this murder warranted a heavier sentence than most murders?
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    • 51 min
    Troubling timeline

    Troubling timeline

    Sue’s stories about her movements alerted police to inconsistencies and lies. Witnesses reporting a strange grey dinghy were dismissed while others whose stories had holes were accepted.
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    • 55 min
    Stranger than fiction

    Stranger than fiction

    Someone predicts the boat would sink and something terrible would happen to Bob. Police install listening devices.  Sue admits she did go down to the foreshore in the dead of night.
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    • 49 min
    Brick by brick

    Brick by brick

    A witness describes Sue’s plots to kill her brother and Bob Chappell. A vendetta with a hit list is uncovered, and lies get torn apart. Is Sue connected to another missing man?
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

David Rhys ,

Shocking story. Phenomenal investigative journalism.

Incredible story. So many layers that keep unraveling.

*_Charlie_* ,

Interesting Case -

What a story! Really feel for the way this case was handled. They clearly had tunnel vision from the word go and (like with many female suspects), such a misogynistic view of Sue so everything was used to fit their narrative around an outspoken woman who wasn’t afraid of telling them what a rubbish job they were doing. They clearly didn’t like her and every detail was used against her to make her fit the ‘cold, manipulative ex lover’

All of the police interviews was also hard to listen to…. ‘she didn’t show enough emotion’ so clearly must have done it….No physical evidence what so ever…just sexist theories all the way through! Hope she gets justice!

JoHo86 ,

Poor Sue

Couldn’t stop listening but does get slightly repetitive towards the end. Such a miscarriage of justice. Have signed the petition. Get her out of there!!!

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