27.  Brian William Robinson (1939-1964), convicted murderer


Brian William Robinson caused the biggest manhunt Western Australia had seen on February 9, 1963 when he fled to Gnangara Pine Plantation after shooting dead two people, one a police officer. 

Robinson went berserk during an argument with his father at their home in Epsom Avenue, Belmont, after he had heard an incest rumour – that his mother was also his sister. He shot Constable Noel Iles, the police officer who volunteered to attend the domestic, and then shot Andrew McDougall in the back seat of a Goggomobil. Robinson was caught in scrub off Widgee Road north east of Perth the next day. 

He was hanged in Fremantle Prison at 8am on January 24, 1964 and buried three hours later. His was the penultimate execution in WA before Eric Edgar Cooke on October 26, 1964.