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Chopper Read

Chopper ReadAKA Mark Brandon Read

Born: 17-Nov-1954
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 9-Oct-2013
Location of death: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Fawkner Memorial Park, Moreland City, Victoria, Australia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal, Author

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Earless Australian killer, author

Former inmate of Tasmania's Risdon prison. Number of people killed, by his own reckoning: "probably about four or seven, depending on how you look at it."

Wife: Mary-Ann Hodge (m. 1995, d. 2001)
Son: Charlie
Wife: Margaret Casser (m. 19-Jan-2003, until his death)
Son: Roy Brandon Read

    Murder acquitted
    Robbery May-1975
    Armed Robbery Dec-1975
    Violating Parole 1978
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Oct-1989
    Battery (malicious wounding) Nov-1989
    Reckless Endangerment
    Attempted Murder 13-Mar-1993
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Amputee, Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer

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