Murder victim’s family plead with ‘Black Widow’ serial killer to reveal where his body is

The family of a man murdered by ex-stripper Robyn Lindholm has begged her to reveal where his body is.

The sister-in-law of Lindholm’s former fiance George Templeton faced-off with his killer at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne on Thursday.

‘It’s not too late to tell the truth. It’s not too late to show compassion,’ Deborah Teazis said.

Taking to the witness box to read a heartbreaking victim impact statement, Mrs Teazis said her family felt anger towards Lindholm.

The former stripper, 46, was found guilty of murdering her ex-fiance last month.

'It's not too late to tell the truth': Family of murder victim confront Robyn Jane Lindholmin court on Thursday

'It's not too late to tell the truth': Family of murder victim confront Robyn Jane Lindholmin court on Thursday

‘It’s not too late to tell the truth’: Family of murder victim confront Robyn Jane Lindholmin court on Thursday 

The former stripper, 46, was found guilty of murdering her ex-fiance last month.

The former stripper, 46, was found guilty of murdering her ex-fiance last month.

The former stripper, 46, was found guilty of murdering her ex-fiance last month.

 She is already serving time for the remorseless killing of another man in 2013.

‘We accepted you into our family as George’s partner,’ Mrs Teazis said.

‘We respected you as a human being.’

Lindholm looked uncomfortable as Mrs Teazis called her out, but apart from a quick gaze maintained a steely stare forward.

‘You have an opportunity to do something right and tell us where George’s body is,’ Mrs Teazis said.

Earlier, the devastated family member had explained the importance of her strict Greek Orthodox family having a proper funeral and burial for their loved one.

Templeton was 38 on May 2, 2005 when he disappeared from the Reservoir home, in Melbourne’s north, that he shared with Lindholm and his teenage son.

Lindholm had been in a volatile, six-year relationship with the former crook who had been working hard to go straight as a carpet layer.

Templeton was 38 on May 2, 2005 when he disappeared from the Reservoir home, in Melbourne's north, that he shared with Lindholm and his teenage son.

Templeton was 38 on May 2, 2005 when he disappeared from the Reservoir home, in Melbourne's north, that he shared with Lindholm and his teenage son.

Templeton was 38 on May 2, 2005 when he disappeared from the Reservoir home, in Melbourne’s north, that he shared with Lindholm and his teenage son.

But she had also been in a relationship with another man by the name of Wayne Amey aka ‘Batman’.

The pair decided Templeton needed to go.

Mrs Teazis pleaded with Lindholm to reveal to the family where the pair disposed of Mr Templeton’s body.

‘Give us some closure. Give us the right to say goodbye,’ she said.

On the night he would vanish, witnesses claimed he had been happy and lovingly kissed Lindholm’s wound after she burnt her hand.

The jury heard Lindholm made sure he got plastered drunk and likely helped him along with some sleeping pills.

When she cooked up a reason to leave, Amey – assisted possibly by some mates – attacked Templeton on the couch.

Detectives believe he was disposed of at sea.

Crown prosecutor Ray Gibson QC told the court on Thursday it was an aggravating factor that Lindholm had had her lover killed in his own home.

He described it as a breach of trust and condemned her for covering up the crime for 14 long years.

‘There is little scope for rehabilitation and a complete absence of remorse,’ he said.

Mrs Teazis described her victim as a loving father of two who was a hard worker and determined to care for his kids.

His son Ross had been in the home when his father was attacked and vanished.

He has suffered from ‘survivor’s guilt’ ever since, she said.

Both he and his sister have struggled over the years with depression, grief and loss.

Mrs Teazis said her husband John – Mr Templeton’s older brother – continued to suffer from nightmares.

‘The mind plays tricks when it has no answers,’ she said.

Mrs Teazis said the family had never given up on finding what happened to him that horrible night.

‘We stayed strong,’ she said. ‘We made sure he was not forgotten … he did not deserve to die in such a horrific way.’

Robyn Lindholm has dispatched several of her lovers and is considered an evil serial killer

Robyn Lindholm has dispatched several of her lovers and is considered an evil serial killer

Robyn Lindholm has dispatched several of her lovers and is considered an evil serial killer

Robyn Lindholm is friendly with prison staff and known to chat with them happily and she is led to and from court. They know not to get too close to her because she is also deadly

Robyn Lindholm is friendly with prison staff and known to chat with them happily and she is led to and from court. They know not to get too close to her because she is also deadly

Robyn Lindholm is friendly with prison staff and known to chat with them happily and she is led to and from court. They know not to get too close to her because she is also deadly

Police believe Lindholm killed Mr Templeton so she could have an open relationship with Amey, whom she would later order be killed.

He stood in the way of her being able to pursue her relationship with the fit, sexy, leather pants wearing Amey ‘ Mr Gibson said during her trial.

Police believe Lindholm killed Mr Templeton so she could have an open relationship with Wayne Amey (pictured), whom she would later ordered killed.

Police believe Lindholm killed Mr Templeton so she could have an open relationship with Wayne Amey (pictured), whom she would later ordered killed.

Police believe Lindholm killed Mr Templeton so she could have an open relationship with Wayne Amey (pictured), whom she would later ordered killed.

On Thursday, Lindholm’s barrister John Kelly SC argued his client ought to get a discount because she was absent when the actual murder took place.

She had conveniently taken off with a friend in order to give herself an alibi.

Police conceded months after Templeton disappeared that he may not have wanted to be found but held grave concerns because he had not used his mobile phone or bank accounts and had been looking forward to a prepaid Queensland holiday with Lindholm.

Police long suspected he had been murdered by Amey at the instructions of Lindholm, but the case went cold when Victoria Police’s Missing Person’s Squad was disbanded.

Amey wouldn’t live long enough to rat on her.

His body was found in central Victoria in December 2013; beaten and stabbed.

Torsten Trabert and John Anthony Ryan were later found guilty of his murder after Lindholm confessed to police she had ordered him dead.

Lindholm was sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2015 over Amey’s murder. 

She quickly moved on from the world of men and took up a lesbian lover at Dame Phyllis Frost women’s prison just outside of Melbourne. 

If she couldn’t get her hands on a man, well, a woman would do just as nicely, a source said.   

At best she would have been released in 2035.

She now faces even more time behind bars.

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