Crime never sleeps, and nor do we. True crime stories in real time. All the time. Inspired by the pulp fiction and noir of yesteryear and with a progressive gonzo bent, our team of reporters brings you some of the most enthralling and under-reported true crime news from Australia and around the world. We promise to always continue in our mission to deliver you true crime and justice news in real time as well as break exclusive stories and investigations that others are too afraid to publish.
True Crime News Weekly was launched in late January 2017 by independent investigative journalist, Serkan Ozturk, as a mockery of “fake news” and the shocking state of media diversity in Australia.
SERKAN OZTURK | PUBLISHER | EDITOR
| CONTACT Serkan@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Serkan Ozturk is the publisher and editor of True Crime News Weekly. With a colourful career spanning across the Australian media and international news in print, online, radio and television, Serkan has had his journalism previously featured by RT News, Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, Australian Doctor, Dopamine Magazine, City Hub and the Star Observer. He also has experience working in the criminal justice system, having spent a stint in 2014 as a process analyst and writer for a maximum security prison in Queensland. Serkan is a member of the MEAA.
GARY JOHNSTON | INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER
| CONTACT Gary@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Gary Johnston grew up on a council estate in Glasgow, Scotland and has had an interest in crime his entire life. As well as writing for the BBC and a number of other media outlets, he worked with disadvantaged youth in Glasgow’s notorious Castlemilk estate, which then led to him spending a year as a writer in residence at Polmont Young Offenders Prison. Relocating to Australia in 1999, he became a Probation and Parole Officer in the tourist town of Byron Bay, an experience he chronicles in his book, ‘No Previous Conviction’, published in May 2107. He now lives in Melbourne where he teaches a course in Criminal Justice at Swinburne University.
MILES HUNT | COLUMNIST
| CONTACT Miles@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Miles Hunt is a practising lawyer, writer and novelist as well as the founder of leading drugs reform NGO, Unharm. He has worked as a lawyer for 10 years, and has been predominantly running workers compensation claims, workplace claims, motor accident compensation claims, public liability claims, and negligence matters. He is an expert in psychiatric and brain injury matters and has successfully run a number of civil liability cases for victims who have been assaulted at pubs, bars, or other public places.
THERESE TAYLOR | CRIME CULTURE REVIEWER
| CONTACT Therese@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Therese Taylor is a Lecturer in History at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Her book, ‘Bernadette of Lourdes, Her Life, Visions and Death’ is widely read. She has published articles in the Fortean Times, The Diplomat, and other magazines. She frequently comments on media studies, histories of crime, and religion and society.
TIM KENT | COLUMNIST & REPORTER
| CONTACT Tim@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Tim Kent is a mental health professional with a keen interest in crime. He has had experience over many years as a registered nurse as well as a mental health clinician, in a role that frequently involved a forensic crossover. He holds a BA in the Behavioural Sciences and has an active interest in attempting to understand the complexities that drive criminal behaviour and the public perceptions of the same.
SOPHIE WINTER | CRIME CULTURE REVIEWER
| CONTACT Sophie@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Sophie Winter is a young writer undertaking a journalism degree at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has always had a fascination for true crime in all its forms.
KATYA GLADIADIS | RESIDENT SERIAL KILLER EXPERT
| CONTACT Katya@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Katya Gladiadis is a proud Bachelor of Arts holder, majoring in writing and history – with every opportunity taken to study behavioural and abnormal psychology. Serial killers have been a constant source of curiosity for her, wanting to understand their unique perspectives and what shaped them.
RUDY TERWILLIGER | INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER
| CONTACT Rudy@TrueCrimeNewsWeekly.com
Rudy Terwilliger is an investigative reporter for True Crime News Weekly and currently resides in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He has a strong interest in corruption in both the business and political worlds.