Any stick to beat a dog: the Darryl Beamish story (Earshot)

Julie Browning (Producer)

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Darryl Beamish was a profoundly deaf teenager when he was charged with the 1959 axe murder of glamorous 22-year-old socialite Jillian Brewer. It took some doing to get a signed confession from a semi-literate "deaf-mute", but detective George Leitch — soon to be promoted to Western Australia's Police Commissioner — was true to his motto: "Any stick to beat a dog."

The Beamish case would not be finally resolved for almost half a century — and remains as a landmark in the annals of legal history.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017


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