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The Trials of the Vampire

Melbourne, Victoria: In August 2002, when a male prostitute is accused of raping and mutilating a client, few doubt his guilt. It's a shocking attack, the victim's tongue is almost torn from her mouth. To complete the lurid picture, she s

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Season 1


Vampire for hire

Fourteen years after the murder of Shane Chartres-Abbott, the vampire gigolo is still making waves. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

24:21

EP01 - S1

1 Sep 17

Story time

Shane Chartres-Abbott's father and grandfather had a history of bogus religion, violence and sexual freedom that leads Shane into the sex industry. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

31:45

EP02 - S1

31 Aug 17

Midnight in room 307

When the Thai-born Penny is found in a pool of blood in her hotel room, the only suspect is Shane Chartres-Abbott but from the beginning there are unanswered questions that linger until this day. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

30:14

EP03 - S1

30 Aug 17

The main course

Police track Shane from Penny's hotel room to a brothel where more bizarre practices unfold but this time Shane is on the receiving end. More questions emerge about the events in Room 307 and whether the victim is telling the whole truth. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

43:37

EP04 - S1

29 Aug 17

84 Howard St

On the day he is due to give evidence in his trial, Shane is intercepted outside his house and shot down in cold blood. The murder investigation begins. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

31:37

EP05 - S1

28 Aug 17

Showstopper

Three years after the murder, an inmate "The Author" confesses that he killed Shane and begins to name his accomplices. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

34:58

EP06 - S1

27 Aug 17

Murky waters

The Author claimed a former policeman David Waters and a serving cop Peter Lalor and others helped to plan the murder of Shane. Under political pressure, police try to prove the allegations which are stoutly denied. One of the main suspects, Mark Perry, disappears. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

31:29

EP07 - S1

26 Aug 17

The bounty

A $1 million bounty is placed on Mark Perry's head amid a global manhunt. Police trawl through Shane's client list and find some new clues. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

31:18

EP08 - S1

25 Aug 17

Author, author

Mark Perry is captured after seven years on the run and faces trial with Ange Goussis and Warren Shea. Prosecutors try to fit Perry's alleged role in the murder with the Author's evidence and end up with two different and conflicting stories. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

27:02

EP09 - S1

24 Aug 17

God's Eye

The most expensive police investigation in Victoria's history ends in failure. The trauma of the events of 2002/3 continues to play out in 2017. Hosted by Adam Shand.  For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com

08:40

EP10 - S1

23 Aug 17

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