Carl Williams

Jail killing of Carl Williams called a 'pre-emptive strike'

It was a matter of kill or be killed. So Matthew Charles Johnson got in first before Carl Williams got to him, launching a ''pre-emptive strike'', his trial heard yesterday.

Johnson found guilty of murdering Carl Williams

The man who killed one of Australia's most prolific murderers has himself been found guilty of murder.

Final moments of Carl Williams - the chilling image of a prisoner about to die

Carl Williams pictured moments before fatal bashing.

Andrea Petrie THESE are the final moments of the gangland murderer Carl Williams. Three minutes of chilling, silent footage depict how the 39-year-old murderer and drug dealer died on April 19 last year.

LIVE: Police respond to Carl Williams' death

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LIVESTREAM: from 4.45pm, Victoria Police respond to the death of gangland figure Carl Williams.

Police arrest Carl Williams

The police who arrested Carl Williams talk about the circumstances behind and the moment of the arrest. The story behind the picture. Photo: Angela Wylie

Carl Williams 'had it coming'

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Underbelly co-author and senior crime writer Andrew Rule reflects on the life of gangland identity Carl Williams.

Carl Williams dies in prison

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Homicide squad detectives have driven to Barwon Prison to take control of the investigation into the death of notorious underworld identity Carl Williams.

Carl Williams reportedly killed

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Gangland killer Carl Williams has reportedly died after being bashed at Barwon Prisoner.

'Are you glad Carl Williams is dead?'

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Christine Nixon cops a grilling on morning chat show The Circle.

Carl Williams' final chapter

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Friends, adversaries and professionals react to the violent death of underworld criminal Carl Williams.

Gold coffin arrives at Carl Williams' funeral

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A gold coffin containing the body of gangland killer Carl Williams arrives at his funeral in Melbourne.

Carl Williams murder detailed

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Forensic evidence has given some context to the Williams murder, putting pressure on authorities to explain how a maximum security prison killing took place.

Carl Williams laid to rest

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Slain gangland killer Carl Williams is laid to rest in Melbourne.

Carl Williams' coffin leaves church

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RAW VISION: Mourners hide their faces as eight bearers carry Carl Williams' gold coffin out of St Therese church.

Carl Williams' accused killer named

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Matthew Johnson, the man accused of murdering Carl Williams, can be named after court orders suppressing his identity are lifted.

Hudson not as bad as Carl Williams: Lawyer

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City gunman Christopher Wayne Hudson is fighting to reduce his 35-year minimum sentence.

Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new

John Silvester Naked City dinkus.

John Silvester John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'

The case for Julian Knight

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John Silvester On one hand mass-killer Julian Knight is the perfect candidate for parole.

Homicide cop Ron Iddles prepares for Victorian Police Association job

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Justine Ford Between five and six each weekday morning, Steven Bradley caught the bus to a Brisbane veterinary surgery to groom people's pets and mop the floors.

Bikies and killer unite in prison

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members.

Nino Bucci The Hells Angels have joined forces with a feared gang run by the killer of underworld kingpin Carl Williams inside Barwon Prison, giving the bikies unprecedented influence inside Victoria's...