Lindsay Robert Rose
is an Australian multiple murderer and contract killer from New
South Wales, currently serving five consecutive sentences of life
imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the murder of 5
people between 1984 and 1994.
The Murders of Kerrie Pang & Fatma Ozanal
On 14 February 1994 Rose shot and killed Fatma
Ozonal and then shot and stabbed his former girlfriend Kerrie Pang
to death at Pang's massage parlour, "Kerrie's Oasis" in
Gladesville. Ronald Waters was paid $500 to assist Rose by
knocking on the door and gain access to the premises, as Pang
would have recognised Rose.
The murder of Pang had been arranged by her de
facto partner Mark Lewis. He was later found guilty of both
murders and sentenced to life imprisonment plus 18 years without
the possibility of parole for the murder of Pang and the
manslaughter of Ozonal. Waters pleaded guilty to being an
accessory to murder and was sentenced to 18 months periodic
Evidence led at Lewis' trial indicated that the
motive for Pang's murder was difficulties in Lewis and Pang's
relationship and Lewis' dissatisfaction with Pang's line of work
as well as Rose's reported hatred of Pang. Ozonal was not part of
the murder plan and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong
The double murder was featured on Series 3 of
the television series Forensic Investigators.
Plea and Sentencing
On 18 June 1998 Rose pleaded guilty to five
murders, including those of Pang and Ozonal, in the Supreme Court
of New South Wales.
On 3 September 1998 Rose was
sentenced to five consecutive terms of life imprisonment without
the possibility of parole.
Rose was one of the first six inmates of Goulburn Jail's High Risk
Management Unit upon its creation in 2001.
November 2005 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose was unhappy
with the fact that a number of inmates had converted to Islam.
On 23 September 2007 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose had
written a letter to prison management indicating he would help to
stop inmates converting to Islam.
On 7 October
2007 The Daily Telegraph reported that Rose was one of several
inmates who had smuggled out "letters of complaint" against a
range of conditions at the jail. It said that education was "virtually
non existent in the HRMU [High Risk Management Unit]...Many
inmates do not complete courses as they are thwarted by
perfunctory teachers or ridiculous decisions ...Example: An inmate
in another part of the prison is caught with contraband on a
computer, the department of corrective services ban all computers,
effectively putting inmates back to the Stone Age."
June 18, 1998. Lindsey Robert
Rose arriving at NSW Supreme Court in handcuffs where he pleaded
guilty to five murder charges. (Bill Counsel/Newspix).
Victims Kerrie Pang and his former girlfriend Fatma