Belgium native Els Van Doren was an experienced skydiver with over 2,300 jumps behind her. In November 2006, Els went skydiving with other members of the the Zwartberg Parachute Club, including her friends Els Clottemans and Marcel Somers. After leaping from a Cessna at 13,000 feet, Els was horrified to find that her parachute ropes had been cut and her parachutes wouldn’t open. Els plummeted to the ground, dying on impact. But who would want the mother of two dead and why?
Ray Denning grew up as a damaged little boy. He was passed around relatives and spent time in and out of juvvy jail. He graduated from this criminal university to become a skilled serial armed robber, crafty prison escapologist and murderer. But in a strange turnaround he became a Prison rights activist and media darling. When he died in mysterious circumstances in 1993, Ray Denning had spent more than half his life in jail.
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Sources: Ray Denning: My Life and Time By Don Catchlove, 1994. The Ray Denning Diary by Ray Denning, 1982. Ray Denning, The Runner, Toughnuts. Denning indemnity was reward by Chris Griffith, June 13, 1993, The Sun-Herald. www.maitlandgaol.com. Ray Denning and lessons unlearnt in our justice system, Jack the Insider Blog, The Australian, August 24, 2011. Australia’s infamous jailbreaks: From Ronald Ryan to John Killick, JACK THE INSIDER, The Australian, August 19, 2015. Intractable By Bernie Matthews. A view from a living hell, By Bernie Matthews – Friday, May 12, 2006. The Age, Dead men do tell tales…By John Silvester, July 30, 2011.
Aussie As Sources: Drunken Aussie Arrested After Bali Rampage, Fly-Kicking Man Off Motorbike, 10 Daily.com.au, 12 Aug 2019 . Bali: Australian tradie fly-kicks man on motorbike, 7news.com.au, Cindy Wockner, 10 August 2019