|About the Book|
Evil, depraved, savage, vicious, sadistic and perverted … all these adjectives have been used to describe convicted killer Peter Dupas, the mutilating monster. But none come even close to illustrating the true horror of his gruesome crimes. Dupas did not just murder Nicole Patterson and Margaret Maher but also mutilated them, while Mersina Halvagis was stabbed repeatedly while attending her grandmother’s grave.Dupas, as a young rapist, was released time and time again, only for Nicole Patterson, Margaret Maher and Mersina Halvagis later to die at his hands in stabbing and slicing frenzies. After one of his three life convictions under the order of “never to be released”, one of his victim’s mother screamed at him outside court: “Rot in hell.”This is the Dupas story, of how a quiet, pudgy schoolboy later became infamous as one of the most evil predators in Australian criminal history.