The bouncer of the nightclub who confessed to murdering a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Sydney, is NOT GUILTY for murder
- Vincent Tarantino, 52, has not been found guilty of the murder of Quanne Diec
- The 12-year-old girl disappeared in 1998 after leaving her home in Granville
- She went to the station to go to school, her body was never found
A former bouncer of the nightclub was not found guilty of kidnapping and killing a schoolgirl in Sydney more than two decades ago, despite having previously admitted the crimes.
Vinzent Tarantino, 52, had denied the murder of 12-year-old Quanne Diec, who disappeared on July 27, 1998, after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on the way to school.
Her body was never found.
The jury of the Supreme Court of the NSW, which deliberated more than a week after the seven-week trial, delivered the non-guilty verdict on Wednesday.
Vincent Tarantino (photo), 52, was found not guilty of murdering 12-year-old Quanne Diec, who disappeared on July 27, 1998, after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on her way to school
Tarantino nodded repeatedly to the jury and bowed to them after their verdict.
The crown had claimed that Tarantino had taken Quanne off the street in a white van, had driven to his father's nearby house, had strangled her, and had thrown her body away in bushland south of Sydney.
In 2016, Tarantino entered a Sydney police station and confessed to having kidnapped and murdered Quanne before leading officers to Bushland in an attempt to find her body.
The defense claimed that he had made false confessions because he had received and feared what he considered repeated threats to bikies for his life and the lives of his loved ones.
The jury of the Supreme Court of the NSW, which deliberated more than a week after the seven-week trial, pronounced the non-guilty verdict on Wednesday (photo 12-year-old Quanne Diec)
Tarantino worked at Sydney & # 39; s Blackmarket Cafe at the end of 1997 and saw the aftermath of the fatal shootings of three senior Bandidos bikers in the basement.
During the trial, he reported to the jury many incidents over the years in which he believed threats were being made to kill him and his family.
He said that in November 2016 he was so sad and so exhausted that he went to the Surry Hills police station and made a false confession about Quanne to address the threats & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Some threats then occurred from the cell area outside of both cells, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I thought my family would be harmed. & # 39;
A police officer later asked him if he would help find Quanne & # 39; s body.
Tarantino said he & # 39; no idea & # 39; had the location of her body, but that he had no choice but to cooperate because of the threats.
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