The Absurdly Motivated Murder of Joey Fisher and The Stalking Murder of Adriana Donato - Bloody Murder: A True Crime Podcast
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Surgeons wife and mother of 5 Dora Cisneros was very upset that her 17-year-old daughter Christina’s boyfriend Joey Fischer had broken up with her. When nagging Joey to get back with Christina and even offering to bribe him to do so failed, Dora decided to organise his murder with the help of a local fortune-teller.

In the outer suburbs of Melbourne in 2012, Adriana Donato was senselessly murdered by her ex-boyfriend James Stoneham. This is the kind of jealousy-fuelled violence that women are subjected to way too often. Adriana would never have got in her ex-boyfriend’s car if she had known about his plot to kill her and that he had a knife. Others knew. Why didn’t anyone tell her?

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  • Grace Donato
    Posted at 00:44h, 14 January

    I accidentally came across your latest podcast & I’m glad I did, I’m Adriana’s mum Grace Donato. Your podcast was very accurate & relays all my thoughts ‘Why didn’t anyone tell her’. Adriana was a caring person & James would call her often & tell her that he is about to kill himself, she tried to help him but in the end he killed her. He put her through emotional hell, she was just too good to him & paid the ultimate price for it.
    Unfortunately there are too many senseless murders & we need to talk about it constantly in hope of it stopping one day. We need to teach our society on how to cope when relationships break up. Rejection is a part of life, whether it be a relationship, job interview or university placement. We need to teach people about resilience.
    I think about Adriana every day & miss her terribly. Thanks for talking about her.
    Grace Donato