John Bunting
John Bunting
John Justin Bunting is an Australian serial killer from Brisbane, Queensland, currently serving eleven consecutive sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his role in the murder of 11 victims of the Snowtown murders. Bunting was the ringleader of a "degenerate sub-culture" of murderers whose victims were people they already knew. Under the instruction of Bunting, the group would prey upon the weak and steal their welfare payments.
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Announcer pairings for ESPN college games this weekend
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Announcer pairings for the ESPN college games this weekend include Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod on the ESPN3.com and KUBE (Channel 57) broadcast of Houston-Temple. Joe Territore, Matt Miller and Maria Taylor will call Texas-BYU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2; Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb and Dawn Davenport have UAB-LSU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU; Keith Morehouse and Peter Vaas get North Texas-Ohio at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com; Brock Bowling and Jay Taylor do Prairie View A&M-Texas State at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com; and Tyler Denning and Pete Najarian will call Montana State-SMU at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com. Other pairings on major games: Wake Forest at Boston College, 7 p.m. Friday, ESPN2, Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams; Florida-Miami, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN, Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill; Cincinnati-Illinois, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2, Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich; South Florida-Michigan State, 11 a ...
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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This weekend's complete Division I football schedule, courtesy of the National Football Foundation
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech RSN (Mike Hogewood, Riley Skinner, Elizabeth Moreau) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. N.C. State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU (Tom Hart, John Congemi) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ACC Network (Steve Martin, Dave Archer, Scott Pryzwansky) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (16) Clemson at Boston College ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell, Maria Taylor) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Idaho at North Carolina RSN (Paul Kennedy, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Virginia ESPN3 (John Sadak, John Gregory, Angela Mallen) Big East Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Buffalo at Connecticut BIG EAST Network (Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (25) Virginia Tech vs. Cinc ...
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10 (Head Crushing) Streaming Movies to Watch this Week
Film School Rejects - over 4 years
One of the best parts of Netflix’s streaming service is the instant access to content produced in every corner of the globe, from underground cult sensations to award-winning festival fare. For those with stronger stomachs and a thirst for genre films, Netflix now offers an ultra-violent prison film, a gut-wrenching drama based on real life serial killings and a gorgeous Chinese horror. The New and Noteworthy Riki-Oh: The Story of Riky (1991) In the near-future (2001), Riki-Oh is convicted of manslaughter and thrown into a for-profit prison run by a corrupt warden. Serving the administration and maintaining order behind the bars is the brutal Gang of Four and when Riki-Oh becomes the target of the warden’s ire, he finds himself in a violent battle for survival. Eyeballs are ejected, stomachs ripped open and heads liquified as Riki-Oh clashes with the Gang of Four and, in a blood-drenched finale that must be seen to be believed, the monstrous warden himself. Riki-Oh: The ...
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Geoff Cox’s guide to new DVD releases: The Deep Blue Sea, Snowtown, Keith
Advertiser & Review - almost 5 years
LOVERS are at loggerheads in 1950s-set drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA (12: Artificial Eye), a heart-rending adaptation of a Terence Rattigan play. Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz), the wife of respected judge, Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale), is unhappy with her marriage and becomes infatuated with a young fighter pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston). She leaves her husband to start a new life with Freddie under an assumed name, but his interest in her wanes, and as the relationship isn’t really enough for her either, she is driven to despair and contemplates suicide. Admirers of Rattigan’s work might be thrown by the first 20 minutes in which Hester recalls her romance in a fragmented puzzle of images to the plaintive strains of Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. But then this beautifully acted film reverts to its more traditional aspects, with Weisz on superb form. Fans of director Terence Davies’s earlier, more autobiographical films, like Distant Voices, Still ...
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Stole food to sell –in order to eat
Buxton Advertiser - almost 5 years
A MAN with 104 previous convictions stole meat and coffee from a Buxton shop, a court heard. The manager of the Co-op store on Scarsdale Place noticed six jars of Kenco coffee worth around £5 each were missing on the morning of March 19, prosecutor John Cooper told High Peak Magistrates Court. The store’s CCTV was checked and David Jackson was seen taking the coffee and six frying steaks. Officers were informed and later that morning, they saw Jackson walking along Spring Gardens so they asked him if he had any stolen goods on him, Mr Cooper said. Jackson then showed them the meat and coffee in his bag. He told officers he had taken the items to sell so he could buy food. “The defendant has a long history of previous convictions, there are 104 matters recorded against his name,” Mr Cooper added. “There are quite a few matters of theft.” Jackson, 37, of Fairfield Road, admitted theft. He also pleaded guilty to stealing food from Tesco on February 22. John Bunting, defending, s ...
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Take This Waltz (dir. Sarah Polley, Mongrel Media, 115 minutes) - TORO Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
That would be the case of John Bunting, Australia's most prolific serial killer who in the late '90s organized a gang of murderers under the pretense of punishing pedophiles. But the brutality of their methods and the lack of evidence connecting any
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Previewing Rutgers - Carolina March
Google News - over 5 years
That game had sent the team into a downward spiral that cost John Bunting his job; the best anyone could hope for in a road game with a team who suffered from a ridiculous losing streak outside their home state is an eked-out win
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Former Tar Heels coach Bunting hurts for alma mater - Burlington Times News
Google News - over 5 years
SYRACUSE, NY — Former North Carolina coach John Bunting said he's pained to see his alma mater's image tarnished by the investigations of NCAA and academic wrongdoings that have tainted the football program for more than a year
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Open days offer free access to our heritage - The Northern Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Further south, Scotch Corner war memorial chapel, near Oldstead, between Thirsk and Helmsley, North Yorkshire will be open and relatives of its founder, the late John Bunting, will answer questions. New for this year, the recently restored Myton Stud
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Pirates want a challenge - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Gallo set up a deal with Colorado under coach John Bunting, which Butch Davis canceled. With an interim tag on Everett Withers, the plans for the next three years remain somewhat fluid, but the Tar Heels will open at South Carolina in 2013 - a Thursday
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Woman battles cancer with vigor, humor - Lexington Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
John Bunting, her children, grandchildren and dozens of others who have had the privilege of spending time with Bunting through the Open Arms Cancer Support Group, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church in Thomasville founded by Bunting, Leslie Miller and
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Oilers geared up for big 2011 - The Morning Sun
Google News - over 5 years
"This is kind of our big year, the one we've been waiting for," said Oiler coach John Bunting. "We want to make a run at the conference and in districts and we have the talent to do it." Moreover the fact that Saginaw Valley League heavyweights Midland
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Mama Africa - Aljazeera.net
Google News - over 5 years
When John Bunting moved to a deprived Adelaide suburb, he became a trusted voice in the community, sharing their loathing of the local paedophiles and low-lives. Using his influence and charisma, Bunting managed to assemble a posse of friends who he
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UNC Football Polling - Public Policy Polling (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
There's no doubt that Davis got the team headed in the right direction on the field after the dark days of the Carl Torbush and John Bunting years and Tar Heel partisans appreciate him for it. 41% approve of the job he did as coach to only 21%
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David Thornton Q&A - InsideCarolina.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Can you talk about the positive vibes during your time here under Mack Brown and then with John Bunting in 2001? “Well, my first year here, clearly the football program was on a high. It was Mack Brown's last year and I think we finished top-5 in the
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Ex-UNC star Thornton retires - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Thornton, in a released statement, thanked former Tar Heels coach John Bunting, former Colts coach Tony Dungy and former Titans coach Jeff Fisher among others for their help in his long career. The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Bunting
    THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 36
    Bunting was tried together with Robert Wagner. On 8 September 2003, Bunting was found guilty and convicted on 11 counts of murder.
    More Details Hide Details He was Australia's most prolific serial killer to date. The remains of Suzanne Allen were found buried at Bunting's house at Salisbury North, wrapped in 11 different plastic bags. Her death was concealed by the accused and they continued to collect her pension, claiming a total of $17,000. They claimed she had died of a heart attack. Murder charges regarding the death of Allen were eventually dropped by the prosecution due to lack of evidence. In March 2010, Screen Australia announced funding support for Snowtown, a true crime film based on the murders. The film was produced by Warp Films Australia and the first full-length feature directed by Justin Kurzel. Australian actor Daniel Henshall portrayed John Bunting. The film was released in Australia in 2011 and in America on 2 March 2012.
  • 1999
    Age 32
    David Johnson was lured to the disused bank in Snowtown by his stepbrother, James Vlassakis, on 9 May 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Johnson was not homosexual, but Bunting would often refer to him as a "faggot" and say he needed to die. Vlassakis had earlier told Johnson about a computer for sale near Clare, South Australia. Vlassakis drove him to Snowtown to ostensibly look at this computer. Shortly after Johnson entered the bank building, he was grabbed by Wagner around the throat and strangled. Wagner then applied handcuffs to Johnson and he was forced by Bunting to read a script Bunting had earlier prepared, as well as provide his bank account PIN. Johnson's voice was recorded on a computer equipped with a microphone. Wagner and Vlassakis drove to Port Wakefield and attempted to access Johnson's bank account, leaving Bunting and Haydon with Johnson in the disused bank. Wagner and Vlassakis were unsuccessful in withdrawing funds from Johnson's account. When they returned to Snowtown, Johnson was dead.
  • 1998
    Age 31
    Elizabeth Haydon was the wife of Mark Haydon, and shared a house with him at Blackham Crescent, Smithfield Plains, a northern suburb of Adelaide. Elizabeth's sister, Jodie Elliott, who had a brief relationship with Bunting in 1998, lived at the rear of the Haydons' house.
    More Details Hide Details Elizabeth was Bunting and Wagner's second-to-last murder victim and the only female victim. Elizabeth was murdered on 20 November 1998 while Haydon and Elliott were away from the house. Elizabeth was reported missing by her brother Garion Sinclair to police at 3pm the following day. Haydon would later assist in concealing his wife's murder. Police inquiries into Elizabeth Haydon's disappearance led them to the disused bank in Snowtown, which eventually led to the discovery of eight bodies stored in a vault, including that of Elizabeth Haydon. Police later arrested Bunting, Wagner, Vlassakis, and Elizabeth's husband, Mark Haydon for the murders.
    Frederick Brooks was the intellectually disabled son of Jodie Elliott and nephew of Elizabeth Haydon. He was murdered by Bunting, Wagner and Vlassakis on 17 September 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Brooks's body was moved to a car which was later collected by Mark Haydon. The body was later located by police in the disused bank vault in Snowtown. Mark Haydon continued to access the welfare payments of Brooks. Gary O'Dwyer, 29, was an intellectually disabled man who lived alone in Frances Street, Murray Bridge. His disabilities arose from a car accident earlier in life. Bunting had Vlassakis learn personal information about O'Dwyer and whether he had any family. O'Dwyer was seen by Bunting as an easy target and murdered so Bunting could gain from O'Dwyer's welfare payments. O'Dwyer's body was found by police in the bank vault in Snowtown. His body showed evidence of burn marks which were inflicted by using a variac machine to apply electric shocks.
    Troy Youde was a half brother of Vlassakis. Vlassakis had earlier confided to Bunting that Youde had molested him when younger. In August 1998, Bunting, Wagner, Vlassakis and Haydon visited Youde.
    More Details Hide Details Bunting, Wagner and Vlassakis dragged him from his bed and murdered him. Youde's body was dismembered and stored in a barrel and later moved to Snowtown.
    He moved into the house shared by Bunting and Vlassakis in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Bunting referred to Porter, a heroin addict, as a "waste" who no longer deserved to live. Bunting was angered after being pricked by a used syringe discarded by Porter on the sofa. Porter was murdered by Bunting and Wagner while sleeping in his car in the driveway of Bunting's house after working on his car. Porter's body was stored in a barrel before being moved to Snowtown.
  • 1997
    Age 30
    He was last seen alive in October 1997.
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    Michael Gardiner was an openly gay man murdered by Bunting and Wagner in August 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Gardiner shared a house with friends nearby. Robert Wagner did not like Gardiner due to his open homosexuality. After Gardiner's murder, Bunting had Frederick Brooks call friends of Gardiner and impersonate him. Brooks demanded from them belongings such as Gardiner's wallet, saying Gardiner required it for identification purposes. Bunting wanted it to gain access to Gardiner's personal funds. Gardiner's body was found by police stored in one of six drums in the bank vault in Snowtown. The body of Barry Lane was also located in the same barrel. One of Gardiner's feet had been removed so the lid of the drum could be closed.
    He shared a house with Barry Lane for a period of five months from April to October 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Trevilyan had assisted Bunting and Wagner in the earlier murder of Barry Lane. Bunting murdered Trevilyan after finding out he told others of his involvement in Lane's murder. Bunting told others that Trevilyan had started to "fuck up" and "go mental" and that he would be a risk. Trevilyan was driven to Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills by Bunting and Wagner. He was forced to stand on a box while a noose was fastened around his neck and the box kicked from under him. Trevilyan's body was found on 5 November 1997. Police initially treated Trevilyan's death as a suicide. Gavin Porter, 31, was a friend of Vlassakis's from Victoria.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 28
    Davies was murdered by Bunting and Wagner in December 1995 and was never reported missing.
    More Details Hide Details Bunting and Wagner were later seen cleaning Davies' caravan. They moved it to a house in nearby Elizabeth, where it was painted and sold two months after Davies' murder. Bunting continued to claim Davies' welfare payments. Davies' body was later recovered by police buried in the backyard at the former home of Bunting in Waterloo Corner Road, Salisbury North.
  • 1994
    Age 27
    Trezise was found buried two years after his murder in a shallow grave on 16 August 1994 at Lower Light, South Australia.
    More Details Hide Details It was another three years before Bunting murdered again. Trezise's murder remained unsolved for some time and in 1997 he was the subject of two episodes of the Australian television series Australia's Most Wanted. Bunting watched an episode of the show with Vlassakis and his mother. Bunting boasted to Vlassakis, "That's my handiwork" and revealed to Vlassakis that he had murdered Trezise while living at Waterloo Corner Road, Salisbury, and that he disposed of Trezise's body in Lower Light with Wagner and Lane's assistance. Ray Davies was an intellectually disabled man who lived in a caravan behind the house of Suzanne Allen in Salisbury North. Davies, a former lover of Allen, became a target for murder after Allen accused him of making sexual advances to her grandsons.
  • 1992
    Age 25
    Bunting's murder spree began in August 1992, with the murder of Clinton Trezise, 22.
    More Details Hide Details Trezise was bashed to death with a shovel in Bunting's living room after being invited inside for a social visit. Bunting accused Trezise of being a paedophile and referred to him in conversations after his murder as "Happy Pants".
  • 1991
    Age 24
    Bunting lived in Murray Bridge, South Australia from November 1991, living on Lohman Street until he moved to Burdekin Avenue in May 1997 where he remained until September 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Two of his victims were found in the backyard of his former home in Waterloo Corner Road, Salisbury North, a northern suburb of Adelaide, with the remaining eight discovered in a vault of a disused bank rented by Bunting and Mark Haydon in Snowtown, 140 km north of Adelaide. Bunting insisted on playing the 1994 Live album Throwing Copper during many of his later murders. Bunting had fashioned a "rock spider wall" (paedophile wall) on a wall of a spare room in his house. The chart, created using paper notes and wool, was an interconnected web of names of people Bunting suspected to be paedophiles or homosexuals. At times Bunting would randomly select a name from the wall and call them, insinuating they were paedophiles and "would get what's coming to them". Bunting was married to Elizabeth Harvey, mother of co-offender James Vlassakis. Bunting spent a lot of time with Vlassakis, assuming the role of a father figure to the then 12 year old boy. Bunting regularly communicated to Vlassakis his hatred for paedophiles and homosexuals. Vlassakis confided in Bunting that his half-brother, Troy Youde, had molested him at the age of 13. Bunting replied by suggesting that Youde be bashed.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    Barry Lane was an open homosexual and crossdresser. Lane had previously been in a relationship with Robert Wagner from 1985 until 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The pair shared a house in Bingham Road, Salisbury North near the home of Bunting. Lane's relationship with Wagner began when Wagner was 13.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on September 4, 1966.
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