• Short Summary

    A 37-year-old Englishman who faked suicide to leave his wife and four children was interviewed last Tuesday (16 March) in Melbourne.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Melbourne.
    0.06

    2.
    MCU Robert Denis Bailey SOF starts:
    1.30


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2:



    Question: "Mr. Bailey, why did you try to fake your suicide ?"



    Answer: "Because I thought it might help some of the parties involved."



    Question: "Who were those parties ?"



    Answer: "My wife and children in England."



    Question: "In what way would you help them by faking your suicide ?"



    Answer: "If it had been accepted fact, they would not have lacked for any money at all."



    Question: "Are you referring to insurance ?"



    Answer: "I'm referring to my English employers who operated a very fine pension scheme for employees and dependants."



    Question: "But would not your family have been better off with you alive ?"



    Answer: "Possibly, but there were other people involved, or one other person."



    Question: "Who was that other person ?"



    Answer: "Gavina, the girl who's out here now.



    Question: "And who is she ?"



    Answer: "She's the girl who's having my child in the Royal Woman's Hospital now



    Question: "Where did you first meet Gavina ?"



    Answer: "In Peru in 1968"



    Question: "How did you get to Australia ?"



    Answer: "I travelled to Paris from London by train and boat, and then on to Rome by plane, and from Rome by plane to Melbourne."



    Question: "This involved a lot of money, how did you get it in the first place ?"



    Answer: "I'm sorry, I really can't answer that at this time."




    Initials MF/BH/CO.16.07



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 37-year-old Englishman who faked suicide to leave his wife and four children was interviewed last Tuesday (16 March) in Melbourne. He had flown to Peru, bigamously married his Peruvian girlfriend who was expecting his child, and from there had flown to Australia to set up home anew. He was found after six weeks of concerted international police activity. The girl, who is in hospital about to give birth is 27 year-old Gavina Contreras.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5BFJOKMK8MI2JHOZ8GTY2E7J
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5BFJOKMK8MI2JHOZ8GTY2E7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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