The First Time He Hit Her - #167
Canberra mum Tara Costigan was holding her newborn baby when her ex-partner murdered her in front of her other small children. Although he’d been verbally abusive, it was the first time he hit her.
Heidi Lemon has written a book with Tara’s family and she and Tara’s Aunt Maria join us to talk it.
Source audio: 7.30 Report https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/family-speaks-of-tara-costigans-life-and-death/7642974
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 167:
With thanks to Heidi Lemon and Maria Costigan
Like us on Facebook
Support us on Patreon
Visit our Bookshop
Listen on Apple Podcasts
Listen on Google Podcasts
Listen on Spotify
If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, or domestic or family violence contact:
1800 Respect (1800 737 732)
Lifeline (13 11 14)
Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491)
Relationships Australia (1300 364 277)
WithRespect (1800 542 847 or visit www.withrespect.org.au)
Thank you for listening!
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.