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R v Kalajzich

Megan Kalajzich - R v Kaljzich - murder of wife

Megan Kalajzich was murdered as she slept beside her husband. Andrew Peter Kalajzich, then owner of the Manly Pacific Hotel was charged and convicted of the murder of his wife Megan Kalajzich, with conspiracy to murder her, and with discharge of a loaded gun with intent to murder her. The convictions followed a trial at Central Criminal Court from 7 March to 25 May 1988, before Justice Maxwell and a jury. 

On 8th February 2012 Andrew Kallajzich was released from prison, after serving 25 years for the murder of his wife.

Finding this case

R v Kalajzich NSW Supreme Court, Grove J, 19 September 1992. This decision is not available on Austlii, but is available on LexisNexis Unreported Judgments. (Available at the State Library):

  • select Unreported Judgments NSW from Law databases page
  • in Case Name box type kalajzich
  • student can email a copy of each case to their email address

Commentary and media reports

1. Newspaper articles on Proquest ANZ Newsstand, available remotely to registered clients of the State Library of NSW.  Type in megan kalajzich and murder and husband

2. My husband, my killer: the murder of Megan Kalajzich by Linda Simpson, Allen & Unwin, 2001. (Available at the State Library.) 

3. Doubt and conviction: the Megan Kalajzich Inquiry by Pippa Kay, Pippa Kay, 2002. (Available at the State Library.) 

4. Report of the inquiry held under section 475 of the Crimes Act 1900 into the conviction of Andrew Peter Kalajzich at the Central Criminal Court, Sydney on 27 May 1988, 30 May 1995 by the Honourable John Slattery. (Available at the State Library.)

5. A chapter in The Australian book of family murders, by Wendy Lewis, Murdoch Books, 2011.  (Available in the State Library)

Legal information at the Library

This guide has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. The State Library holds an extensive collection of case law, legislation and looseleaf publications.

Name of victim

Megan Kalajzich

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