Silent Death

Silent Death : The Killing of Julie Ramage

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Julie and Jamie Ramage were the perfect middle-class Australian couple with everything, but beneath the veneer of perfection there had been a relationship marred by affairs, obsession and a history of violence. Jamie confessed to killing his wife - but declared that he had been provoked and therefore not guilty of murder as she had driven him over the edge. Jamie's defence of provocation was successful and he is now serving a prison sentence for the lesser crime of manslaughter. The woman he strangled the life from and buried in a shallow grave had no voice in court and no way of telling her story. Silent Death tells Julie's story, but also takes us into the disturbing wider situation: how a killing took place in the comfort and security of a moneyed life; how friends and family either didn't see or think they should be involved. And it is the story of how a court case is about tactics and procedure first - and justice second.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 27mm | 320g
  • Hachette Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 0733621759
  • 9780733621758
  • 547,757

About Karen Kissane

Karen Kissane is a senior journalist with The Age in Melbourne, where she lives. This is her first book. Previous Books: Silent Death (TPB May 06)

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