Case 130

Joe Cinque

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Case 130

Joe Cinque

At the beginning of 1995, Joe Cinque joined his mates for a night out at a club in Newcastle called The Brewery. There he met 22-year-old Anu Singh. She had just completed a Bachelor of Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra and had returned to Newcastle to spend the summer with her family. Anu was born in the Punjab region of India, but had relocated to Australia with her parents when she was two-years-old. Both her mother and father were medical practitioners and Anu was the eldest of their two children. She was well spoken, intelligent, and excelled academically, but was also known to behave questionably at times.

Joe and Anu hit it off and by mid-1996, they entered a long distance relationship while Anu returned to study law at Canberra’s Australian National University, 450 kilometres south of Newcastle.

In September 1996, Joe permanently relocated to Canberra to live with Anu. The couple moved into a semi-detached brick townhouse on the busy, tree-lined thoroughfare of Antill Street in the suburb of Downer, four kilometres from Anu’s university. They had grand plans for their future and opened a joint bank account called “Anu and Joe’s Marriage Account.” In November, Anu finished her studies for the year and the couple spent three weeks in Newcastle, staying with Joe’s parents. Maria Cinque described Anu as the perfect houseguest, but deep down, she had an instinctive feeling that Anu was not right for her son…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched by Jessica Forsayeth

Episode written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: a true story of death, grief and the law – Helen Garner

 

COURT DOCUMENTS (accessed via Austlii database):

The Queen v Madhavi Rao [1999] ACTSC 132

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 32

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 27

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 66

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 28

 

ARTICLES:

Anu Singh finally speaks out about killing Joe Cinque – Now to Love

No consolation for the Cinque’s – ABC News

What I did was a horrible thing: Anu Singh seeks atonement for killing Joe Cinque – News.com.au  

Anu Singh’s boyfriend speaks out about her past – Marie Claire

On Death and Madness – Sydney Morning Herald

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: toxic relationships and the mysteries around his killing – The Guardian

Why a Beautiful, Promising Law Student Killed Her Boyfriend With a Massive Dose of Heroin – VICE 

Antill Street house where Joe Cinque was killed to be razed for public housing – Domain Media 

 

VIDEOS:

Anu Singh, Boyfriend Killer – Sunday Night

 

RADIO INTERVIEW:

Joe Cinque is Dead [transcript] – ABC

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS:

Questions Without Notice: Ms Anu Singh and Needle Distribution Program – Legislative Council

Deferred Answers: Ms Anu Singh and Needle Distribution Program – Legislative Council

 

 

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At the beginning of 1995, Joe Cinque joined his mates for a night out at a club in Newcastle called The Brewery. There he met 22-year-old Anu Singh. She had just completed a Bachelor of Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra and had returned to Newcastle to spend the summer with her family. Anu was born in the Punjab region of India, but had relocated to Australia with her parents when she was two-years-old. Both her mother and father were medical practitioners and Anu was the eldest of their two children. She was well spoken, intelligent, and excelled academically, but was also known to behave questionably at times.

Joe and Anu hit it off and by mid-1996, they entered a long distance relationship while Anu returned to study law at Canberra’s Australian National University, 450 kilometres south of Newcastle.

In September 1996, Joe permanently relocated to Canberra to live with Anu. The couple moved into a semi-detached brick townhouse on the busy, tree-lined thoroughfare of Antill Street in the suburb of Downer, four kilometres from Anu’s university. They had grand plans for their future and opened a joint bank account called “Anu and Joe’s Marriage Account.” In November, Anu finished her studies for the year and the couple spent three weeks in Newcastle, staying with Joe’s parents. Maria Cinque described Anu as the perfect houseguest, but deep down, she had an instinctive feeling that Anu was not right for her son…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched by Jessica Forsayeth

Episode written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: a true story of death, grief and the law – Helen Garner

 

COURT DOCUMENTS (accessed via Austlii database):

The Queen v Madhavi Rao [1999] ACTSC 132

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 32

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 27

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 66

The Queen v Anu Singh [1999] ACTSC 28

 

ARTICLES:

Anu Singh finally speaks out about killing Joe Cinque – Now to Love

No consolation for the Cinque’s – ABC News

What I did was a horrible thing: Anu Singh seeks atonement for killing Joe Cinque – News.com.au  

Anu Singh’s boyfriend speaks out about her past – Marie Claire

On Death and Madness – Sydney Morning Herald

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: toxic relationships and the mysteries around his killing – The Guardian

Why a Beautiful, Promising Law Student Killed Her Boyfriend With a Massive Dose of Heroin – VICE 

Antill Street house where Joe Cinque was killed to be razed for public housing – Domain Media 

 

VIDEOS:

Anu Singh, Boyfriend Killer – Sunday Night

 

RADIO INTERVIEW:

Joe Cinque is Dead [transcript] – ABC

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS:

Questions Without Notice: Ms Anu Singh and Needle Distribution Program – Legislative Council

Deferred Answers: Ms Anu Singh and Needle Distribution Program – Legislative Council

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

HempFusion – Get 20% OFF your first order and FREE shipping with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Talkspace – Get $100 OFF your first month with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today

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