Morbidology the Podcast – 21: Janine Balding

Podcast released on: 11th November 2019

In the grim lifestyles of homeless youths, instant and transitionary friendships are as routine as day and night. In the late 1980s in Sydney, New South Wales, a group of transient youngsters drifted in and out of each other’s lives just as easily as they drifted around Sydney’s streets and the city’s rail system.  The…


In the grim lifestyles of homeless youths, instant and transitionary friendships are as routine as day and night. In the late 1980s in Sydney, New South Wales, a group of transient youngsters drifted in and out of each other’s lives just as easily as they drifted around Sydney’s streets and the city’s rail system.  Studies have indicated that a common characteristic of young violent offenders is the alienation from families and often from the community as a whole.

The displaced youngsters were all well-known to police but in 1988, they became well-known to the world after committing one of the most vicious crimes in Australian history.


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Sources:

The Sun Herald, 11 September, 1988 – “Hunt for Killer Gang”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 September, 1988 – “Police Slow Over Earlier Incident, Says Woman”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September, 1988 – “Police Deny Delay Cost Woman’s Life”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September, 1988 – “Charged Over Hammer Attack”

The Sun Herald, 18 September, 1988 – “Tough New Moves to Deal With Teenage Violence”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September, 1988 – “Sex Murder Was Planned, Court Told”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September, 1988 – “Govt to Target Young Offenders”

San Francisco Chronicle, 2 October, 1988 – “Australia’s Graffiti Mafia”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November, 1988 – “Two Cuddles As Woman Was Raped, Court Told”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 November, 1988 – “Murder Trial Told of Gift”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 November, 1988 – “Boy Tried to Sell Dead Girl’s Rings”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 November, 1988 – “Five for Trial Over Balding Murder”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 September, 1989 – “DNA Test Linked Youth to Killing, Jury Told”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September, 1989 – “Girl Bailed in Balding Murder”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September, 1989 – “Kidnapper Bough Knife, Court Told”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September, 1989 – “Street Kids Confessed to Killing, Says Woman”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 September, 1989 – “Court Told of Plan to Rape a Sheila”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October, 1989 – “Youth Tells of ‘Nice Night for a Murder’”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October, 1989 – “Balding Trial Told of Man’s ‘I Did It’ Boast”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October, 1989 – “Accused Not at Murder Scene, Boy Tells Court”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October, 1989 – “Murder Accused Read Porn, Court Told”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 October, 1989 – “Accused: I Was at the Pub”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 October, 1989 – “Discovery of Second Shorty Stops Trial”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 December, 1989 – “Balding Killing: Girl Gets a Bond”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February, 1990 – “Boy Admits Guilt in Balding Case”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March, 1990 – “Turbulent Past of Balding Case Boy”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May, 1990 – “Jury Told of Janine Balding’s Last Hours”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June, 1990 – “I Felt Sorry for Sex Victim, Claims Teenager”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 June, 1990 – “Murder Mystery of the Two Shortys”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June, 1990 – “Man Tells of Devil Worship”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June, 1990 – “How About We Go and Get a Sheila and Rape Her”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June, 1990 – “Mrs Balding Weeps for Janine”

The Sun Herald, 24 June, 1990 – “Call to Bring Back Hanging”

The Sydney morning Herald, 4 September, 1990 – “Murderer PLayed Dumb For Trial”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September, 1990 – “Killers to Face Sentence Today”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September, 1990 – “Janine’s Killer Never to Be Freed”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 December, 1991 – “Balding Appeal Awaits Decision”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July, 1997 – “I Was Framed By Police, Claims Balding Killer”

The Australian Weekend, 14 June, 2002 – “They’ve Got The Wrong Shorty, Says MP”

Audio Sources:

“The Janine Balding Murder | Crime Investigation Australia | Full Documentary | True Crime”

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