19 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.

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    • 4.6 • 29 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

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

GRISSOMZ ,

I’ll never understand

One of the reasons Sue wasn’t granted a new trial is because the prosecutor and police say she “lied” when they interviewed her. But nobody seems to realize that she was given Valium by her physician! I don’t know how much she took , but she was interrogated right after and the next day. The way she was answering questions, it was obvious she was having problems remembering events correctly because Valium can cause memory issues and confusion. The police and prosecutors did a great injustice with their tunnel vision. It makes one wonder………

Jlsteve ,

Gripping, Eye Opening, but Mostly Horrifying

Physically sick with every episode due to the great injustice in this case. This podcast does an excellent job telling Sue and Bob’s story, poking massive holes in the case against Sue, and highlighting the disgusting corruption within the justice system. I recommend listening and supporting Sue and her family however you can!

Seamussf ,

Unbelievable police incompetence

Great research and investigating. Tasmanian Police who had very little experience with murder cases, railroaded an innocent woman.

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