Well I have been waiting for this for 30+ years.
Australia.......... Sydney's outer western suburbs.......... June 1985.
A bomb went off in the shared Kingdom Hall of Casula and Liverpool Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses during the Casula meeting. My then husband and I went to meetings here until we moved out of the area. We were not there at the time.
In the from row Graham and Joy Wykes were sitting side by side under a blanket as it was a cold day. He had just glanced at her and said "I love you" when the bomb went off. It was a particularly heinous device designed to inflict maximum harm. It had been planted under the platform next to a bag of nails that became projectile missiles when the bomb went off. The piano flew forward and killed Graham instantly and seriously injured Joy. There were many ambulances that attended. Many wondered that not more had been instantly killed or maimed. The flying nails missed faces as all had their heads bent inspecting scripture.
The Congregation's sin had been to come to the assistance of a women in trouble - that woman being Andrea Warwick. She was not a JW or even thinking of becoming one but she had a sister Judy (physical sister) in the Casula congregation who saw the Andreas desperation for herself and daughter Trudi in trying to escape the threats of a man she believed would kill them. Their separation and custody battle had become ugly. Judy, Joy Wykes, and Greg Hahn help Andrea get out of Sydney and for this the congregation suffered the consequences.
Over the previous 5 years the husband and bomber - Len Warwick was also a person of interest in a series of bombings in Sydney all of which were homes of Family Law Court Judges - all connected to the custody case yet no-one put the pieces together. Most of these judges died - in one case a wife died.
In 2014 a very brave woman and author by the name of Debbi Marshall who had become a crime writer when her own husband was murdered wrote Andrea Warwick's story, connecting the dots. From Judi's published book, Channel 7 ran a segment. From that segment the police opened this cold case. Len Warwick has been tried and found guilty. He has been imprisoned for 20 years. At his age I don't imagine that he will come out again.
Andrea Warwick looks like a woman who has been tortured every day of her life and her now adult daughter the same. I hope they find peace.
I know Len Warwick has found hell as Australian Prisons are not places you want to be. I hope he stays there.