Maxine Breakspear is in jail, serving time for a murder she committed at the age of just 18. But was the crime really as it was portrayed – an act of evil, conducted just for the thrill of it?
[...] Breakspear, along with co-defendant Rochelle Etherington, was
convicted last December of the murder of neighbour James Dalrymple.
Described by the investigating officer as a “ferocious attack, the likes of which I have never seen before”, it appears to be a motiveless and senseless murder. However, no one has asked what led an 18-year-old girl, with no previous convictions or reputation for violence, to commit such a brutal act.