Man charged with mur­der

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A Tocumwal man has been charged with mur­der, three counts of false im­pris­on­ment and six counts of rape.

Homi­cide squad de­tec­tives on Fri­day charged the man, 65, over the mur­der of Rod­ney Mitchell in Rowville in 1983.

Mr Mitchell was in a parked ve­hi­cle at Po­lice Pad­docks with a woman on May 23, 1983, when he was shot. He died as a re­sult of his in­juries.

The ar­rest also re­lates to two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents at the same lo­ca­tion, one in 1980 and one in 1983, when a woman was sex­u­ally as­saulted and her part­ner falsely im­pris­oned.

Fri­day’s charges were the re­sult of a long and ded­i­cated homi­cide squad in­ves­ti­ga­tion, in­clud­ing a re­cent re­view by mem­bers of the homi­cide cold case team.

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