Michelle Burgess had a history of cheating on her husband, but a sordid affair she started in the year 2000 took it to another level. Her husband’s boss Kevin Matthews fell hard for the saucy strumpet and they soon began to plan the murders of their spouses.
Looking for a contract killer at her children’s primary school seemed like the easy part, but could they get away with murder when news of their affair had gotten so public? And was their junkie amatuer hitman Dave Key up for the job?
TCNT: Mike tells us about the documentary “The Cult of the Family”.
Aussie As: An erotic role play does not go to plan when men with machetes invade the wrong house.
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Sources: Sources: The Sydney Morning Herald. Teen lashes out at dad for hiring hitman to kill mum, Feb 26, 2004. Dead by Friday by Derek Pedley. ‘Cold, calculating’: Australia’s black widows Michelle Burgess and Melissa Shaw by, news.com.au, JULY 8, 2019. 7News, Melissa Shaw & Michelle Burgess: Australia’s real-life black widows manipulating vulnerable men to murder By Michael Usher, 07/07/2019. Chilling inside story behind Australia’s ‘black widows’: How two ruthless women preyed on vulnerable men before convincing them to commit murder by Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia 7/07/2019. R v MATTHEWS & BURGESS  SASC 289 (29 July 2005).
Aussie As Sources: Man acquitted of entering a home with a weapon after successful sex fantasy defence, AAP, the Guardian, May 28, 2020.