• True Stories season three, episode three (Illustration by Jeremy Lord) (SBS)
David “John” Saint was murdered in 1991. From day one, police said publicly that robbery was the motive, but this didn’t sit well with the gay community.
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14 Oct 2016 - 3:03 PM  UPDATED 14 Oct 2016 - 3:03 PM

David “John” Saint was an ordinary guy. He worked, bought three houses, did them up and sold them. On April 16, 1991, he was found covered in blood on a main street in Adelaide by a passer-by. He died soon after. From day one, police said publicly that robbery was the motive for his murder, but this didn’t sit well with the gay community.

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Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

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True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.


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Credits:

Journalist: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Gina McKeon
Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin

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