Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Dawn. January 27, 2009.
Duration: 6 x 60 min
Australia – 2018
Producer – SOPHIE MEYRICK
Written by – STEVE LUCAS
Directed by – EVE ASH, SOPHIE MEYRICK & TIM SMART
Ways to watch:
55 year-old mother of two, Sue Neill-Fraser is woken by a call from the police – her yacht is sinking out in the bay. Sue’s partner, Bob Chappell, who was sleeping on board, has disappeared. The boat has been sabotaged, blood spatters the cabin stairs, a knife lies on the floor. Bob is never seen again, dead or Alive. Sue soon becomes a suspect in Bob’s murder investigation.
During interviews with detectives she is caught in a string of lies. Seven months later. Detectives arrest Sue, charging her with murder. Sue strongly maintains her innocence. While evidence is circumstantial and there is no body, the case is strong enough to go to court. After a high-profile murder trial that splits the tight Hobart community, Sue is found guilty. In October 2010 she is sentenced to 26-years in prison.