Season 3, Episode 2 – “The Bega Schoolgirl Murders”
The judge in the trial of killer Leslie Camilleri called it “the worst case of murder with which I have had to deal.” In 1997, Leslie Camilleri and Lindsay Becket abducted two teenagers: 14-year-old Lauren Barry and 16-year-old Nichole Collins. The girls were camping with friends only a few kilometres from home when they decided to leave the camp to visit friends. As they emerged from the bush, they were picked up by Camilleri and Beckett. They were driven across the state of Victoria and subjected to nine hours of rape and torture. After the harrowing ordeal, the two friends were stabbed to death and buried in scrubland near Fiddlers Green Creek. Their brutal and heartbreaking deaths still shock the nation to this day. Camilleri was imprisoned with no chance of release. Beckett was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison. This documentary includes interviews with friends and relatives of the two girls including Lauren’s brother Nathan and friends Rebecca Barber and Sarah (surname withheld). The program also includes a revealing interview with the detective who led the investigation, who details how the killers were tracked down and convicted of the notorious crime.