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Michael Murphy, 65, was serving a life sentence after he and four others killed Anita Cobby, a nurse and beauty ant winner, in Murphy was moved into palliative care at the hospital in Septembersuffering from advanced cancer. On the night of her death - February 2, - Ms Cobby was abducted by a group of five men while she was walking home from Blacktown train station.
She was pulled into a stolen Holden Kingswood and was sexually assaulted.
Later she was dragged from the car, through a barbed wire fence and left in a paddock in Prospect, in Sydney's west. Her throat had been cut. Ms Cobby's body was found in the paddock two days later, and her father had the task of identifying her. Witnesses who saw the men drag Ms Cobby into the car and a later tip-off led police to making arrests 22 days after her murder.
Leslie Murphy, then aged 22, his brothers Gary and Michael, then 28 and 33, Michael Murdoch, then 19, and John Travers, then 18, were found guilty of murdering Ms Cobby. Detectives escort Michael Murphy to the murder scene in Prospect in Credit: Barry James Gilmour. InDetective Sergeant Anthony Waters told a court he and three other detectives took Gary Murphy to the scene of the crime the morning after his arrest on February Sergeant Waters told the court that, when another detective told Gary, "This is Michael murphy anita cobby the body was found," Gary replied, "Is that all her blood?
Shit she must have bled. A media frenzy and public outcry led to calls for the reintroduction of the death penalty but the men were jailed for life.
When the five men were sentenced to life imprisonment incheers and applause erupted from the public gallery of Sydney's Central Criminal Court. In his closing address, Justice Alan Maxwell said: "There is no Michael murphy anita cobby that, apart from the humiliation, degradation and terror inflicted upon this young woman, she was the victim of a prolonged and sadistic physical and sexual assault. Inaudio of Travers was aired publicly on Channel Seven, in which he confessed that he, and the other men, had killed Ms Cobby.
The audio was captured by a Miss X, a woman who remains in witness protection, who wore the recording device when she visited Travers in jail. Asked why he killed Ms Cobby, Travers is heard saying: "We were all drunk and she'd fing seen all of us. He went on to say: "I said Michael murphy anita cobby got to be done And they said go on Johnny do your bit, so I just cut her. Travers is then heard laughing before Miss X says: "Don't laugh, it's not funny. A year before Ms Cobby's murder, Michael Murphy was sentenced to nine months in jail for unlawfully escaping from Silverwater prison.
John was reported by AAP to have said he hoped Murphy's death "was painful for him. One down, four to go. Corrective Services said the other prisoners were still alive but would not disclose their location. Anita Cobby murderer Michael Murphy dies in prison. Please try again later. The Sydney Morning Herald. By Laura Chung February 22, — 7. Save Log inregister or subscribe to save articles for later. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. Ms Cobby's widower, John, and her sister have been informed. With AAP. this article.
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Anita Cobby murderer Michael Murphy dies in jail aged 66