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A man from Sydney has repeatedly announced that he abducted and murdered a schoolgirl in 1998 and described it as a stupid, unsuccessful ransom attempt, a jury has been told. But Vinzent Tarantino's lawyer said that he had not included two of those witnesses and made false confessions to others because he feared for his life and the lives of his loved ones

A man from Sydney has repeatedly announced that he abducted and murdered a schoolgirl in 1998 and described it as a stupid, unsuccessful ransom attempt, a jury has been told.

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But Vinzent Tarantino's lawyer said he had not admitted two of those witnesses and made false confessions to others because he feared for his life and the lives of his loved ones.

The 52-year-old pleaded with the Supreme Court of NSW for the murder of Quanne Diec, 12, who disappeared on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on her way to school.

A man from Sydney has repeatedly announced that he abducted and murdered a schoolgirl in 1998 and described it as a stupid, unsuccessful ransom attempt, a jury has been told. But Vinzent Tarantino's lawyer said that he had not included two of those witnesses and made false confessions to others because he feared for his life and the lives of his loved ones

A man from Sydney has repeatedly announced that he abducted and murdered a schoolgirl in 1998 and described it as a stupid, unsuccessful ransom attempt, a jury has been told. But Vinzent Tarantino's lawyer said that he had not included two of those witnesses and made false confessions to others because he feared for his life and the lives of his loved ones

The 52-year-old has pleaded with the Supreme Court of the NSW for the murder of 12-year-old Quanne Diec, who disappeared on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on the way to school

The 52-year-old has pleaded with the Supreme Court of the NSW for the murder of 12-year-old Quanne Diec, who disappeared on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on the way to school

The 52-year-old has pleaded with the Supreme Court of the NSW for the murder of 12-year-old Quanne Diec, who disappeared on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her home in Granville to walk to the train station on the way to school

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Her body was never found.

& # 39; I expect the evidence to show that the suspect, then 31, brought her from Factory Street in Granville to his father's house in Second Street, & # 39; prosecutor Pat Barrett said Monday in the opening speech of the crown.

& # 39; The accused there strangled her and later threw her body away in the bush south of Sydney.

& # 39; On November 20, 2016, the accused entered the police station in Surry Hills and told the police that he wanted to confess her murder. & # 39;

The then girlfriend Laila Faily from Tarantino was expected to testify that he was going with him in a van to an area that she believed was a national park.

She would say he stopped the car, pulled out a trash can, and returned about an hour later.

The then girlfriend Laila Faily from Tarantino was expected to testify that he was going with him in a van to an area that she believed was a national park. She would say he stopped the car, pulled out a trash can, and returned about an hour later

The then girlfriend Laila Faily from Tarantino was expected to testify that he was going with him in a van to an area that she believed was a national park. She would say he stopped the car, pulled out a trash can, and returned about an hour later

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The then girlfriend Laila Faily from Tarantino was expected to testify that he was going with him in a van to an area that she believed was a national park. She would say he stopped the car, pulled out a trash can, and returned about an hour later

He would have told her that he had kidnapped Quanne because he wanted to get ransom.

Tarantino also told a friend, Geoff Maurer, that he had brought an Asian girl, it went terribly wrong, she did not cooperate and he & # 39; canceled her & said, "Mr. Barrett.

Years later, Tarantino told another friend that he had killed Quanne during a failed ransom.

Just before he went to the police in 2016, Tarantino told a brother that he had used drugs and & # 39; did something terrible & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; I killed a child Alan. I'm damn it, & said Tarantino.

He told the police that it & # 39; a stupid ransom attempt & # 39; had just gone wrong.

Tarantino also told a friend, Geoff Maurer, that he had taken an Asian girl, it went terribly wrong, she did not cooperate and he & # 39; canceled her & said, "Mr. Barrett

Tarantino also told a friend, Geoff Maurer, that he had taken an Asian girl, it went terribly wrong, she did not cooperate and he & # 39; canceled her & said, "Mr. Barrett

Tarantino also told a friend, Geoff Maurer, that he had taken an Asian girl, it went terribly wrong, she did not cooperate and he & # 39; canceled her & said, "Mr. Barrett

But Tarantino's lawyer, Belinda Rigg SC, said the defense claimed that he had made confessions to Mrs. Faily and Mr. Maurer, according to whom they were witnesses & # 39; who deliberately mislead you & # 39 ;.

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She described what he told the police and others as & # 39; false confessions & # 39; made because he believed he had to do this to save his own life and the lives of his loved ones.

The jury would hear evidence that Tarantino is becoming paranoid about perceived threats and that there are numerous incidents involving police and psychiatric hospitals with regard to his observations.

Tarantino's lawyer, Belinda Rigg SC, said the defense disputed the allegations he had admitted to Mrs. Faily and Mr. Maurer, according to whom they were witnesses & # 39; who deliberately mislead you & # 39;

Tarantino's lawyer, Belinda Rigg SC, said the defense disputed the allegations he had admitted to Mrs. Faily and Mr. Maurer, according to whom they were witnesses & # 39; who deliberately mislead you & # 39;

Tarantino's lawyer, Belinda Rigg SC, said the defense disputed the allegations he had admitted to Mrs. Faily and Mr. Maurer, according to whom they were witnesses & # 39; who deliberately mislead you & # 39;

Tarantino used a borrowed white van on the day Quanne went missing, but Mrs. Rigg said the vehicle had nothing to do with her disappearance.

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She referred to a Vietnam veteran who had worked in a postal center on the route that Quanne took to the station.

He had expressed hatred to Asians, told people he was sexually interested in young girls, and went on leave just after Quanne disappeared, Rigg said.

The trial continues for Justice Robert Beech-Jones.

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