WA Premier Mark McGowan has commented following the historic decision to convict Bradley Robert Edwards over the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, saying the crimes had “haunted those involved” for more than two decades.
Accused Claremont serial killer Edwards was found guilty in the murders of childcare worker Jane, 23, and solicitor Ciara after snatching them from the streets of Claremont in the 1990s.
After a seven-month trial and three months of weighing up evidence, Justice Stephen Hall this morning delivered the long-awaited verdict.
Edwards was acquitted of slaying Sarah Spiers, but Mr McGowan said Sarah — along with Jane and Ciara — would not be forgotten.
“Every Western Australian is thinking of the families of Sarah, Jane and Ciara today,” Mr McGowan said.
“What happened to these young women changed our State. It caused unimaginable heartbreak and haunted those involved for almost 25 years.”
He added that “nothing will ever undo the pain felt by these brave families”.
“Throughout this long, tragic ordeal, Western Australia has grieved with you,” he said.
“The thoughts of every Western Australian will be with you forever.”