Priest with ‘blood on both hands’ seen near Maria James murder site in Melbourne in 1980, inquest told

Electrician Allan Hircoe tells hearing seeing Father Anthony Bongiorno that day has remained clear in his mind for four decades

An electrician has told an inquest he saw Father Anthony Bongiorno with his hands covered in fresh blood outside a presbytery near the Melbourne bookshop where Maria James was found stabbed to death in 1980.

, Priest with ‘blood on both hands’ seen near Maria James murder site in Melbourne in 1980, inquest told, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Allan Hircoe cannot remember exactly when he visited St Mary’s presbytery in Thornbury to perform electrical work, but what he saw has remained clear in his mind for four decades, he told a hearing into James’s murder on Monday.

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