Mom Dead from GHB on Cruise
Posted by Childress on June 13, 2006
Dianne Brimble used to be a mom saving hard to take her kid on a South Pacific cruise.
Now, after finally raising the money and saying "bon voyage" to her friends, she's the subject of a coroner's inquest. Here's the story from The Australian:
Brimble died on board the P&O cruise liner Pacific Sky from an overdose of the party drug GHB on the morning of September 24, 2002. She had saved for two years to take her 12-year-old daughter, Tahlia, on a South Pacific holiday and on the first night of the 10-day voyage had gone to a disco.Brimble was last seen dancing with a group of eight men from Adelaide. Several hours later she died on the floor of a cabin shared by four of the men.
The inquest heard that during the night one of the men took photographs of Mr Wilhelm having sex with Brimble.
Lawyers assisting the coroner have suggested her drink was spiked with GHB, also known as fantasy.
The eight men — Mr Wilhelm, Letterio Silvestri, Ryan Kuchel, Sakelaros Kambouris, Petar Pantic, Dragan Losic and Luigi Vitale — have been subpoenaed but have not yet been called to give evidence.
Assuming the allegations are true, the amazing thing about this story is that if Brimble's attackers — and they ARE attackers, as sure as beating a woman to rape her — had simply raped and not murdered, there probably would have been no police report, no inquest, no trial, no justice.
But she was raped, and she was murdered — and that's evil.