He was charged with Ms Spiers' murder in February 2018. The judge said there were significant similarities between the circumstances of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon's disappearances and deaths. Justice Stephen Hall on Thursday delivered his long-anticipated verdicts, finding Edwards guilty of murdering Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon but not guilty of murdering Ms Spiers. Justice Hall said he was satisfied Ms Spiers had also been abducted and killed, but prosecutors had failed to prove her killer's identity beyond reasonable doubt. Edwards shook his head when the guilty verdicts were delivered. serial killer 9:17pm Jun 25, 2020 Justice 'won't be served' by convicting Claremont accused, court told Fibre evidence had established that both the murder victims had been in Edwards' Telstra work vehicle shortly before their deaths, he added. The bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were discovered in bushland weeks after they were killed, but Ms Spiers' body has never been found. By Heather McNeill. Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards will learn his fate on Thursday when one of the most keenly-anticipated judgments in Western Australia's history is … There were emotional scenes after the hearing concluded with prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo and Police Commissioner Chris Dawson embracing members of the victims' families, including Ms Spiers' parents Don and Carol. Justice Hall concluded Edwards had abducted both Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon and that a violent struggle had ensued with both women before he used a knife or another sharp object to fatally stab or slash them. Edwards had insisted he was not the notorious predator who stalked women in Perth's wealthiest suburbs in the mid-1990s. It took him about 20 minutes to deliver a verbal summary of his written judgment which spans more than 600 pages. Confessed rapist Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of two murders in the Claremont serial killer case. Confessed rapist Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of murdering two women in Perth in the 1990s but acquitted of slaying a third woman. Justice Hall spent almost three months considering the evidence which included testimony from more than 200 witnesses. The ex-Telstra technician faced a marathon seven-month trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia which concluded in late June. It also matched cellular material found under Ms Glennon's fingernails. Hundreds of people queued outside the WA District Court building from 4am, packing the courtroom and two overflow public galleries. Edwards committed his first known offence against women in 1988, breaking into the Huntingdale home of an 18-year-old acquaintance and indecently assaulting her as she slept. After seven months, the historic trial of Bradley Edwards for the Claremont serial killings is over bar the verdict. The ex-Telstra technician faced a marathon seven-month trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia which concluded in late June. Similarities with Ms Spiers' case were more general in nature, he said. "I am satisfied ... it got there in the course of a violent struggle that occurred sometime shortly before her death," Justice Hall said. But for the families of the three murdered women, the anguish never ends. He said the evidence showing Edwards' propensity for violent abductions "makes it more likely" that Edwards was the killer of Ms Spiers. The judge said there were significant similarities between the circumstances of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon's disappearances and deaths. September 24, 2020. Confessed rapist Bradley Robert Edwards has been found guilty of murdering two women in Perth in the 1990s but acquitted of slaying a third woman. Similarities with Ms Spiers' case were more general in nature, he said. Edwards shook his head when the guilty verdicts were delivered. It provided the crucial piece of evidence homicide detectives needed to arrest him almost 29 years later. Trial ends but Claremont killer verdict could be months away The seven-month-long trial of accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards has finally finished. Ms Barbagallo, who led the prosecution, and Edwards' defence counsel Paul Yovich both declined to comment on the verdicts. Deviant secrets in serial killer’s garage: What the Claremont murders trial didn’t hear. He will be sentenced at a later date. Jane Rimmer's sister Lee said she was pleased to see Edwards brought to justice.. "It means that I can hopefully get on with the rest of my life without all this stuff," she said. The bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were discovered in bushland weeks after they were killed, but Ms Spiers' body has never been found. It also matched cellular material found under Ms Glennon's fingernails. Fibre evidence had established that both the murder victims had been in Edwards' Telstra work vehicle shortly before their deaths, he added. He was charged with Ms Spiers' murder in February 2018. Justice Hall concluded Edwards had abducted both Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon and that a violent struggle had ensued with both women before he used a knife or another sharp object to fatally stab or slash them. "We will never give up trying to locate Sarah," Mr Dawson said outside court. Justice Stephen Hall on Thursday delivered his long-anticipated verdicts, finding Edwards guilty of murdering Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon but not guilty of murdering Ms Spiers.