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General Manager of the Hard Rock Café in Phuket, Gerard Caleo has been charged with stabbing his sister in law to death in 1990 in Sydney when he was eighteen years old.
Ms. Caleo was stabbed to death in the bathroom at her home in Double Bay in the early hours of August 10th 1990. Her four year old son and baby daughter were sleeping in the next room during the incident. The children’s nanny made the gruesome discovery after being awoken by strange noises. The murder of the 39 year old woman came only ten months after her millionaire brother was gunned down on October 19th 1989 in the garage of his Wollahra home.
Gerard Caleo, 42, appeared in Central Local Court in Sydney and charged with the murder of Ms. Caleo, her husband Mark Calo was working in the family Italian restaurant at the time of the murder. Gerard Caleo was arrested on August the 15th this year and was flown to Sydney from Kuala Lumpur. He was charged with solicitation to commit murder, accessory before the fact to murder and accessory after the fact to murder. The victims were the children of a senior Malaysian police officer and their deaths attracted large media coverage of the crimes.
Ms Caleo’s inquest was told that in the months leading up to her death, Ms Caleo had feared she might be killed and had given her solicitor a sealed envelope, on which she had written, ‘to be opened only if my death is unnatural’. After her murder the police read the note that named two people she thought organized the execution style murder of her brother, however, Kevin Waller, the NSW coroner said the evidence presented by the letter failed to establish a prima facie case against any known person
The NSW Police Force’s Unsolved Homicide squad began re-examining the murders in 2008..
Gerard Caleo appeared in court on Tuesday charged with murder and was remanded in custody.