Murder – A Lawyer Evaluates
The Tracey Ann Patient episode
New Zealand version of “Sensing Murder” (Ninox
Production) was shown in Australia. (Picture shows left:
Sue Nicholson, Deb Webber and Kelvin Cruickshank, regulars
in Sensin Murder). We fully understand that when it was
shown in New Zealand some months ago, Sensing Murder raised
much controversy. Anything of value inevitably would raise
controversy – and so it should. Why?
is an episode where two brilliant mediums were able to obtain
over 40 hits each, on separate days, including the age,
gender, race, name, the circumstances before the victim
was killed, how the victim was killed, where the victim's
body was found and WHO killed the victim.
This sensational evidence will force us to closely examine
the evidence of the controversial issue. In this case the
critical issues are the paranormal and afterlife. My professional
background is the admissibility of evidence. To resolve
the issues therefore we have to closely look at the objective
evidence – and to remove all existing prejudices.
In the highest courts we get the highest level of professional
debate. This is the very special venue where we are informed
by experts which argument is correct and valid and admissible,
and which argument is not. So, let’s see how the professionals
at the highest level would deal with “Sensing Murder”.
The obvious questions that arise are: considering that the
gifted forensic psychics Deb Webber and Sue Nicholson were
both highly accurate in their discernment of the circumstances
of the death of Tracey Ann Patient, was there fraudulent
conduct? Where did they get their accurate information from?
Was there a conspiracy between the Production executives,
the television station and the psychics? Was someone aiding
and abetting the psychics? Was someone trying to mislead
Or can it be that these said gifted forensic psychics are
Historically, the paranormal has elicited a great deal of
curiosity because it is highly controversial. The skeptical
materialists say it does not and cannot exist. Those others
who investigated it – including Nobel Prize winning
scientists, empiricists and even police officers and others
say the evidence shows the paranormal does exist.
Remember, that in any inconsistency between objective admissible
evidence and negative subjective prejudice, inevitably the
admissible objective evidence prevails. Logically it will
always prevail notwithstanding any noise made by those who
try to tell us that subjectivity prevails over objectivity.
I watched this Sensing Murder episode about the missing
young thirteen year old Tracey Ann Patient very carefully.
The presenter, Rebecca Gibney, informed us of the basic
facts. Briefly on the 29th January 1976 Tracey left her
girlfriend’s home late at night; she was kidnapped,
murdered and her dead body was found next morning in a bush
some sixteen kilometers away from where she was seen last.
The psychics were to tell us what exactly happened to Tracey
Ann Patient more than 30 years after the incident.
The psychics chosen had had to prove their skills by describing
details of an obscure murder from a photograph. Deb Webber
was one of 5 out of 100 Australian psychics who was able
to do this accurately. Sue Nicholson was one of three out
of 75 New Zealand psychics who passed the test.
In this case we were informed that only the photo of the
victim was given.
No other details of the case were given. The two chosen
psychics never met and were not allowed to talk to each
other during the investigation. Each was filmed on separate
days. The psychics were kept under constant supervision.
They were filmed non-stop in one day. What did these two
psychics come up with?
According to the information given to the viewers: the two
psychics related virtually identical information about the
case which is summarized below. The information given by
each psychic corresponded one hundred per cent with what
was known about the case.
1..... The victim is female
2 .....She was young …
3 .… she’s thirteen years old …
4. .... she loves animals
5. … she had a horse … “I’m sure’.
6. … she liked riding.
7. … she’s English …
8. … name is …. Tracey … Tracey Ann…
9. … went missing in 1976 …
10. … it was January … before school started
11. … she had been with a girlfriend (the night she
12. … took a short cut through a park …
13. … I see a car … light colored car …
14. … car stopped … she’s walking towards
the car ...
15. … he pushed her into the car …
16. … he put something around her neck …
17. … he’s white Caucasian …
18. … he’s unshaven …
19. … he’s got dirty fingers … grease
20. … (victim) couldn’t breathe …
21. … drove her a fair distance …
22. … *something happened in the car … sexual
23. … something around her throat … stocking!
24. … man struggling with her in the car …
25. … car in bushland, he got her out … and
dumped her, he walked off.
26. … her body was found the next day …
27. … she’s taking me to Henderson Valley area
28. … found near scenic Drive …
29. … lived in Henderson …
30. … (both psychics independently of each other)
go through a short cut victim went through on the night
of the kidnapping …
31. … (before the kidnapping) she was with a friend
32. … (Deb correctly pointing the direction Tracey
went that night) …
33. … area of home in Dellwood Avenue …
34. … stocking went around her neck straightaway -that’s
why no one heard Tracey screaming.
35. … (being driven towards the area where Tracey
was found, psychic directs the television crew driver when
to turn right …correct) …
36. … Deb walks out of the car towards the bush and
points specifically where Tracey was found … (Waitaken
Range is 17 hectares wide) …
37. … Kidnapper lives locally …
38. … he moved away … went North …
39. … he’s got two children … is separated
… and his name is …… (Deb Webber gives
the kidnapper’s full name - but bleeped for legal
40. … piece of jewelry missing …
41. … it’s a ring …
42. … there’s an engraving on the ring …
43. … she left it in the car …
44. … this man works in heavy machinery ...
45. . .. her parents went back to England …
(there are more hits)
Rebecca Gibney informs us that the information related by
the psychics was stunningly accurate – Deb Webber
actually naming the killer. The police were able to trace
the suspect who is now working as a mechanic. He lives in
Northern Henderson as both Deb Webber and Sue Nicholson
The record shows that there is no evidence that the production
company tried to cheat and mislead the public or to act
fraudulently. Nor was there evidence that the psychics cheated
or were into conspiracy with anyone or acted fraudulently.
The film crew, those who assisted in the production and
the presenter herself related absolutely no critical information
to the psychics and did not act fraudulently in any way
whatsoever. Nothing illegal or unethical or unfair was done.
The inevitable conclusion after analyzing the evidence shows
that both mediums must have obtained the correct information
They state they are gifted forensic psychics and have a
proven successful track record and that they were able to
obtain the information psychically by communicating with
the victim. In absence of any evidence to the contrary and
when all other alternative explanations have been canvassed
and dismissed, we have no option but to accept that.
The mediums work on the basis that with us humans there
is a brain and a mind. The brain dies when the physical
body dies, but the mind survives physical death and retains
all memories from the earth-plane. The brain is subject
to physical energy and dies when the physical body dies,
but the mind survives physical death and in the afterlife
has recall of incidents from the time it was on the earth-plane.
What’s the evidence for this?
The authority for the separation of mind-brain has been
empirically established for more than a hundred and twenty
years - see www.victorzammit.com – a lawyer presents
the repeatable and empirical evidence for the afterlife.