An Australian man who threw his four-year-old daughter to her death off of a Melbourne bridge “as if he was posting a letter” murdered the child to avenge himself on his wife following a bitter custody battle, a jury has ruled.
By Bonnie Malkin, Sydney 1:16PM BST 29 Mar 2011
In one of the most shocking crimes in Australia’s recent history, Arthur Freeman pulled over his car on Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge in the morning rush hour, picked his daughter Darcey up and pitched her over the railing. His two sons, Ben, 6, and Jack, 2, were in the vehicle at the time. Freeman, 37, was convicted of murdering the child on Monday, after a jury rejected defence claims that he was mentally unsound.