Dear Mr. Galliott,
Thank you very much for your feedback and we will wait for the court’s decision.
From: Galliott, Mark [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:22 AM
Cc: OFFICE OF CHIEF COMMISSIONER-OIC
Subject: RE: Average Aussie Bloke
Dear Mr Hwang,
Your email has been forwarded to me and I can advise Mr Miller remains in custody pending his court hearing. As you will appreciate, as these matters are currently before the court I cannot supply you with any more information.
Mark Galliott | Inspector
Deputy Chief of Staff | Government Liaison Officer
Office of the Chief Commissioner | Victoria Police
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From: Unity Party WA [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 15 December 2014 6:43 PM
To: POLICE CHECK-VIC-MGR
Cc: Premier – Vic
Subject: FW: Average Aussie Bloke
Dear Commissioner Ken Lay,
Please advise what happened to Scott Allen Miller after the court hearing?
Looking forward to hearing from you in due course.
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Accused murderer seemed like ‘average Aussie bloke’
Date – July 4, 2014 – 10:09AM – Rania Spooner
A stranger who took pity on Scott Allen Miller hours before he allegedly raped and murdered a Chinese woman says he did not appear to be a vagrant as he mingled with a group of revellers at a trendy Melbourne hotel.
The white-collar worker may be one of the last to people to speak to Mr Miller, 42, before it is alleged he chased, sexually assaulted and murdered pastry chef Renea Lau, 32, in Kings Domain on Saturday morning.
He is assisting police with the investigation, but has also chosen to speak out, saying he feared the allegations against Mr Miller could affect the way other homeless people were treated on Melbourne’s streets.
He said he bought Mr Miller a beer after a chance meeting in the city. Mr Miller had begun to chat with patrons at a bar, but after about an hour the conversation took a turn that started to make the man uncomfortable. “He kept milling around, but at that stage I started to be a bit weirded out,” he said.
The office worker, who has requested anonymity due to his profession, said Mr Miller had approached him in Federation Square earlier that morning and asked him about where to get a drink in Melbourne.
“He said he was from WA, sleeping rough on the streets and did I know a good place to go out,” he said.
When Mr Miller struck up a conversation with the man he was articulate and friendly. “He did appear like your average Aussie bloke,” he said.
After telling Mr Miller he was going to the Carlton Club, the man said, Mr Miller had started to walk with him.
“As we were walking there he told me how he was sleeping rough on the street and I felt a bit sorry for him,” he said.
“When he told me he was homeless I thought he was a very highly functioning homeless person, or that he must have just recently become homeless.”
Mr Miller was on Wednesday charged with twice raping and murdering Ms Lau, a talented pastry chef who had been walking to work along St Kilda Road when she was attacked at about 5.30am.
Mr Miller had been ejected from the Carlton Club hotel on Bourke Street about half an hour earlier, police have said.
The man said Mr Miller did not ask anybody for money and mostly bought his own drinks at the bar. “He has been branded homeless but I thought of him more as itinerant,” he said.
“He was friendly in quite a superficial, flakey way but he was able to insert himself into the group and the conversation.”
The man said he left after spending less than an hour at the Carlton Club that morning.
Mr Miller was on Wednesday charged with twice raping and murdering Ms Lau, a beloved and talented pastry chef who had been walking to work along St Kilda Road, one of Melbourne’s busiest streets, when she was fatally attacked at about 5.30am.
About half an hour earlier Mr Miller had been ejected from the Carlton Club hotel on Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD, police previously said.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/accused-murderer-seemed-like-average-aussie-bloke-20140703-zsux9.html#ixzz36SaiSG6p