David & Catherine Birnie

D.O.A.

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On November the 10th, 1986 a girl named Kate rushed naked into a suburban Perth shop screaming she had been abducted and repeatedly raped in a nearby house. Police were called and Kate related the horrific details of her ordeal, how she had believed she was going to be killed and had only survived by winning a desperate battle of wits with her captors and making a miraculous escape.

She led police back to the house of her captors, David and Catherine Birnie, in Moorhouse Street, Willagee, just east of Fremantle, in Western Australia. There detectives quickly discovered Kate was only the latest in a string of young females who've been grabbed off Perth streets. They uncovered a terrible scene of multiple rape and murder in what will soon become known throughout Australia as "The House of Horrors." David and Catherine Birnie were without doubt the most violent couple in Australia's history --- deadly predators who abducted, raped, tortured and brutally murdered four women to satisfy their perverse sexual needs. Both were sentenced to life in prison. David killed himself in his prison cell and Catherine has so far had her applications for parole rejected.






 
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