“It was self-defence”
Melbourne monster John Xypolitos (57) has pleaded not guilty to murdering and dismembering his 17 year old stepson Gary Adams on December 5, 2003. The court has heard that Xypolitos hit Gary in the head two or three times with a hammer, then placed his body in a paddling pool. He then casually went into the kitchen and prepared dinner. The next day, after Gary’s mum Joanne Adams left for work, Xypolitos proceeded to dismember Gary’s body with a hacksaw. The prosecutor alleges that Xypolitos then bagged up various parts of Gary’s body and proceeded to distribute them around several dump sites in the Melbourne area. He then left the rest of Gary’s body in the backyard of his parents’ house in Hughesdale, where police later discovered the boy’s bones. Oh, how lovely. So that his parents can see what a rotten scoundrel and murderous bastard their son has become.
Xypolitos had the gall to plead not guilty to the charges of murder, claiming he killed Gary in “self-defence”, after the boy lunged at him with a screwdriver. However, the judge and jury are likely to sway the other way. You see, dear readers, evidence pointed to the fact that Gary and his stepfucker had a somewhat strained relationship. The steps he took in disposing of Gary’s body were calculated and deliberate, and not the actions of a man who was remorseful about accidentally killing his stepson while “defending” himself. He had been planning this for some time.
Joanne Adams was understandably heartbroken that her partner had killed her son. He had lied to her about her son’s whereabouts and discouraged her from calling the police. She did indeed call the police, 4 days later, when Xypolitos wasn’t home. Gary had left signs that he had indeed vanished rather quickly, such as leaving a plate of half-eaten food in his room and leaving behind a backpack that he took with him everywhere.
Xypolitos’ lawyer still maintains that he was defending himself. The trial continues.