Suspected Family Court murderer arrested

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Leonard John Warwick was arrested in Campbelltown this morning, suspected of committing a number of shootings and bombings that became known as the Family Law Court murders in the 1980s.

Warwick, 68, a former firefighter is currently being questioned at Narellan police station.

The unsolved bombings and shootings targeted judges the Family Law Court in Parramatta, resulting in the deaths of four people, according to reports by Channel 9.

Justice David Opas was shot in 1980 and four years later, the home of Justice Richard Gee was attacked, resulting in no serious injuries.

The Family Law Court in Parramatta and home of Justice Ray Watson were also bombed in 1984, the two attacks resulted in one fatality, the death of Watson’s wife in their home. 
  • Miriam Mathew on 29/07/2015 4:42:44 PM

    After all this time!

  • Kate on 29/07/2015 4:13:44 PM

    Pearl Watson.

    She was such a wonderful woman. It saddens me so much when she is reduced to "Justice Ray Watson's wife". That may be why she died, but Pearl was so much more than than just his wife.

  • Pauline Wright on 29/07/2015 3:22:14 PM

    The firm I worked for back in the 1980's acted for the estranged wife of the suspect at that time. I recall that we were all quite concerned for the welfare of the solicitor with carriage of the matter. No doubt he'll be awaiting the outcome of this matter in due course with great interest.

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