Why the Eastman case nags observers

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:54pm, first published August 11 2012 - 3:00am

In January 1989, Assistant AFP Commissioner Colin Winchester had returned to his home in Deakin, parking in the driveway of his next-door neighbour when a person apparently hiding in nearby bushes emerged and shot him twice in the head. Shocked investigators said the killing style - the so-called ''double tap'' - initially suggested a professional assassin; later, they seemed to suggest it proved amateurism.