In 2012, 11-month-old Zayden Veal-Whitting was murdered while he was asleep in his bedroom cot, in his home in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo. In this episode we hear about how police were able to identify the offender and bring him to justice - a journey of many twists and turns. The investigation was marked by a high degree of professionalism, thoroughness and basics of policing, including knowing the local 'crooks'. The words 'total and utter evil' were used by the judge in sentencing the offender to life imprisonment.
Victoria Police Detective Sergeant Tony Harwood, the case officer for the investigation, talks to host Jason Byrnes. D/SGT Harwood's article - Total and Utter Evil is in the June 2023 edition of the APJ.
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Guest: Detective Sergeant Tony Harwood
Host: Jason Byrnes APM