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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:40 AM

Australian 'collar-bomb' man jailed for attack on Sydney schoolgirl

Source: AP

An Australian investment banker who admitted chaining a fake bomb to a Sydney teenager as part of a bizarre extortion plot was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison on Tuesday.

Madeleine Pulver, then 18, was studying at home alone in her family's mansion in August 2011 when Paul Douglas Peters walked in wearing a rainbow-striped ski mask and carrying a baseball bat. He tethered a bomb-like device to her neck along with a ransom note and then slipped away. It took a bomb squad 10 hours to remove the device, which contained no explosives.

Peters, 52, failed to convince the judge that his crime was the result of a psychological meltdown sparked by the breakdown of his marriage and a failing career. Instead, the judge said, the once-successful businessman and father of three had shown no remorse, lied to police and was largely motivated by one thing: money.

"The offender intended to place the very young victim in fear that she would be killed," New South Wales state district court judge Peter Zahra said. "The terror instilled can only be described as unimaginable."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/20/australia-collar-bomb-man-jailed

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alp227 Nov 2012 OP
bluedigger Nov 2012 #1
shenmue Nov 2012 #2
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #3
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #4
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #5
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #6
al bupp Nov 2012 #7

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:44 AM

1. Not long enough. n/t

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:47 AM

2. Good grief

There are some sick people out there.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:35 AM

3. An investment banker tried to hold someone's life hostage for ransom?

You don't say!

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:32 AM

4. Every time I hear collar-bomb

I'm reminded of the pizza delivery man in Erie PA who had a collar-bomb put on his neck, told to rob a bank and other instructions.
He told the police the bomb was ticking, which it was. The police stood by and watched the bomb go off and kill him.
I believe a strange man was eventually convicted in the strange story.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:43 AM

6. From the article:

Peters, who will be eligible for parole in 10 years, cried in court when the judge detailed the problems the banker had been facing with his marriage and his career. He showed no emotion when the judge described the trauma Madeleine endured as a result of the attack.


Typical fucking 1%er.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:19 AM

7. Aljazeera Video

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012112011349861525.html

Claimed he was delusional and thought he was a character in a novel he was writing. Unbelievable.

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