Convicted killer argued with his wife before he vanished | A Current Affair

Convicted killer argued with his wife before he vanished | A Current Affair



Donner Casa Grande is a grandmother and a killer tonight for the first time she talks about her involvement in a crime that shocked the nation and in a chilling twist she's now found herself caught up in a new police investigation this is going too far now and now I need to cover it up so if you want to call me Abel you can call me Abel many would argue there is no other way to describe donger Casa Grande are you a monster I've done monster sees she's a 49 year old grandmother people would regard you'd honor one of Australia's worst killers yeah I've done my time I've done my parole for the for the manslaughter say I don't know how long do I have to pay well that depends on your perspective Dona Casa Grande disemboweled and chopped her murdered transgender flatmate into pieces she burned the body parts bagged them put them into her car and drove around to different locations to bury them she tells us if she could take it back she walked I was just trying to make her her body a little bit lighter so me and Nicole could pick her up it's 2001 in Adelaide's western suburb of Angle Park Donner is 32 a prostitute drug addicted I was working at California dolls in our lair a parlor and I meant Joanne Lily prep selling my and she offered me a room at a house John Lily crap who at the time was also living as Joanne was a truck driver a pro-wrestler destined for an ugly death I had no family I was in Adelaide on my own I had nowhere to live I was working in a parlor and I I was vulnerable I loved that she loved me so much that she cared for me Donna and her lover Nicole McGinnis gave Joanne control of their finances to help them kick their drug habits I give it a like 6 $750 much 100 percent sure on it now but I was saving it up money started to cause friction between the trio so Donna in Nicole hatched a plan to leave me Nicole decides to give her a sleeping tablet and then grab the keycard and then get the money and leave I didn't think a valium or one tablet would have kill her or hurt or anything I just thought it'd give me time to pack my bags so I could leave Donna took Joanne's bank card to an ATM but she had the wrong pin number when I got back I see Nicole McGinnis straddled her and she's got a knife you know he's Joey and dead at this point oh I I feel like a 40 centimeter wall she knifes being put through her head four times I think not much chance that Joanne's gonna survive this so far Donna has committed no crime and yes what she was willing to do was just as disturbing after that point everything just got out of hand and you know like a emotion like it went from zero to 100 we tried to lift her up for a long time and we're crying and arguing for hours before I did before I her crime so horrific she struggles to put it into words there's no sensible person saying stop you haven't done anything that bad yet you can get a you know you can walk away from this right now Donna chose not to walk away she dumped some of Joanne's remains in the backyard strawberry patch I still remember Nicole saying to me you know don't do this it's gonna ruin you for the rest of your life I just checked over and Adelaide had just kind of buried her body or just trying to hide it Donna pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in jail her lover Nicole McGinnis was ordered to spend at least 18 years behind bars for murder people would say that you deserve life in jail you took a life you deserve your life in jail do you agree to that no I don't agree with that I don't agree with that but everyone's entitled to their own opinion I I think leaving people in prison for the rest of their lives is like achieving much but if you give people and I they go and they get a chance to start again maybe they'll be better people or have a chance to be better people should people be afraid of you I don't think so I think I know I know I'd never do that again you ever need to say to Joanne's family well I'm sorry too Joey and Lilly craps family for for what I done in a sad twist Donna once again finds herself on police radar brother Joseph Casa Grande is missing the 51 year old father of two vanished after failing to pick up his child from school three weeks ago his wife Sonya making this desperate plea for the public's help we just want to know his whereabouts and that he is safe you know I'm worried the kids are worried we just need him home I think they know that I haven't taken him it's got nothing to it I am Donna says in the lead up to her brother's disappearance she argued with Joseph's wife over their late father's estate I didn't want that I just wanted to have a life like they would you give up your share of the house for your brother to come home yeah police hold concerns about Joseph's mental health as she waits for her brother to be found Donna remains homeless unemployed and still recovering from her drug addiction isn't it sad that money is again at the center of something that's going wrong in your life yeah yeah but is it why greed or is it his according to the law Donner Casa Grande is entitled to a second chance but forensic psychiatrist Julian parmesan e says Rio nning the trust of the community is no guarantee for a convicted killer people are punished for their crime they pay for their crime and that's the theory and it's all well and good and it's very sound but in practice members of society find it very difficult to accept someone who's got a criminal record particularly of horrific crime to be able to live next door to them what do you say to the people who go I do not want that woman living next door you don't know where I'm from you know does everyone know what their next-door neighbor's done Donna's co-accused Nicole Therese McGuinness will be eligible for parole later this year and if you have any information about Donna's missing brother Joseph Casa Grande please call crimestoppers on one eight zero zero triple three triple zero that's 1-800 triple three triple zero

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