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Malcolm John Naden


Address: NSW, Australia
Age: 45
Sex: Male

Convictions


Date: 14 June 2013
Charges: Murder x2, shooting with intent to murder, aggravated indecent assault, break and larceny x14
Category: Murder
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Judge: Judge Price
Penalty: Life imprisonment

Malcolm John Naden pleaded guilty to the murder of Lateesha Nolan and Kristy Scholes, shooting with intent to murder, aggravated indecent assault, and 14 counts of break and larceny. The offence occurred from January 2005 to February 2012. 


At about 9:30pm on 4 January 2005, Lateesha Nolan drove her vehicle to the home of her grandparents. It was also the home of her cousin, Naden. Nolan saw Naden sitting on the front steps of the Nolan house and asked Naden what he was doing. He told her he was going to go fishing at Sandy Beach. She offered to give him a lift. He accepted the offer and got in the backseat of her vehicle. They went to Sandy Beach. When they arrived at that location she mentioned the allegation that he indecently assaulted a child. He became enraged and then strangled her from his position in the back seat. He drove to Butlers Falls and in an area near the Macquarie River, he dug a hole beside the river, and dismembered her body.

Kristy Scholes resided next door to the residence of the grandparents of Lateesha Nolan and Naden. At that time Naden was still living with his grandparents. On 10 June 2005, Scholes told her half sister, Samantha Toomey that she was getting letters that were sexual in nature from Naden. She also told Toomey that she had written back asking him to stop writing to her but he continued to write the notes. On 21 June 2005, Naden confronted Scholes in the bathroom of the Nolan house. He strangled her to death and then took her body into his bedroom. He then had sexual intercourse with her body. He dressed the body, covered it and fled from the house. 


On 18 November 2011, police left a sleeping bag containing a tracking device at "Alkira", a property situated at Nowendoc. When Naden roke into that property on 24 November 2011, he stole the sleeping bag.


As Senior Constable MacFadyen moved to cover Sergeant McDowell, Naden discharged one round from a .22 calibre rifle at Senior Constable MacFadyen. The round struck the police officer and travelled through his right shoulder. Senior Constable Mahoney and Sergeant McDowell then both called "police, don't shoot."


On 12 May 2004, the mother of the victim called her grandmother and asked if Naden could come over as she was frightened of some local boys. Naden arrived at the house at about 10:10pm. The adults watched a movie and then the mother prepared Naden a bed in the lounge room. In the night the victim woke to find that Naden had his hand down her pyjamas pants, inside her underpants and was touching her vagina with his hand. Naden then touched the victim on both breasts on the outside of her clothing. The victim moved away from Naden. Naden then told the victim he would put her younger sister in the bed with her, then he left the room.


On 7 February 2007, Naden broke into and stole food and other items including a solar powered radio, two cushions, a plastic water jug, various cooking utensils, various towels, table cloths and cans of food from the property "Old Castle" in Stewarts Brook.


On 7 February 2007, Naden broke into and stole food and other items including a solar powered radio, two cushions, a plastic water jug, various cooking utensils, various towels, table cloths and cans of food from the property "Old Castle" in Stewarts Brook.


Between 10 and 20 June 2011, Naden broke into and stole food, a pair of grey track pants, a pair of binoculars, a rope and garden brush hook from a Birdwood property.


Between 18 and 23 September 2011, Naden broke into and stole food and butane gas cartridges from "Alkira" situated at Nowendoc. He broke into "Alkira" for a second time between 18 November 2011 and 24 November 2011 stealing food stuffs, a raincoat, a rifle scope and a sleeping bag. Police had left the sleeping bag containing a tracking device at "Alkira".


Between 22 September and 27 September 2011, Naden broke into and stole clothing, an oven dish, food items, two pairs of binoculars, and a suitcase from the property "Boraning" near Nowendoc. He broke into "Boraning" a second time between 11 and 16 November 2011, stealing food, socks, and a DVD player.


Between 7 December 2011 and 15 December 2011, Naden broke into Bloxoms Hut and stole food and clothing items, a poncho, a pair of binoculars and beer.


Between 24 November 2011 and 22 December 2011, Naden broke into the homestead on "Part Myra" and stole food items, beer, soft drink, milk, a gas lighter and metal cup.


On 20 December 2011, Naden broke into "the Willows" and took from inside the house a large quantity of goods placing them on the verandah. 


Between 3 and 29 December 2011, Naden broke into "Snow's Hut" and stole many items that included a hammock, camp stretcher, gumboots, knife scissors and fire starters. 


Between 10 and 24 February 2012, Naden broke into "The Kerripit" and stole a .22 calibre self loading Browning brand rifle and a quantity of ammunition from the firearms safe, two knives, food, a fishing rod and binoculars. Naden broke into the homestead again on 22 March 2012, collecting a loaded .22 calibre rifle and other items including a pair of binoculars, a knife, tools and food items.


Judge Price sentenced Naden to life imprisonment and will not be released on parole at any time during his life sentence.