Eight Minutes - Who Killed David Breckenridge?

A cold case investigation

At 11.52pm on August 10, 2002, unassuming rugby fan David Breckenridge called his best friend from a phone box and told him he was on his way over to watch an international match on TV. Eight minutes later he was dead. The person, or persons, who stabbed and bashed the Sydney man to death the night after his 28th birthday remain at large. Investigative reporter Nicole Hogan's five-part true crime podcast series on the perplexing and brutal, unsolved murder of an ordinary guy.

Eight Minutes series creator Nicole Hogan answers some of the questions listeners have about the investigation into the unsolved murder of David Breckenridge. 

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They have been through hell and back. Now the family and friends of murder victim David Breckenridge speak out about their reaction to Australia’s number one true crime podcast series, Eight Minutes. 


Prompted by our special five-part investigation, the person who found David Breckenridge’s bloodied and battered body in a Sydney alley on August 10, 2002, speaks for the first time about what she saw that night. 

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After a six month cold case investigation Nicole Hogan uncovers a crucial piece of evidence the police missed and which may reveal the identity of the killer. Chapter five of this podcast special investigation looks at the loose threads in the investigation and the pain David’s family and friends continue to endure almost 16 years after his murder. Tune in tomorrow for a bonus episode in the investigation.

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Two days before he was brutally murdered, David Breckenridge spent the night with a former flatmate who had a jealous partner who had threatened violence against others. Part four examines the coroner's inquest that unearthed the affair, the girlfriend who refused to attend and reveals a bombshell dropped at the 11th hour. Tune in tomorrow for Part 5.

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