Brisbane, Australia, 1989
After a long night of drinking, Edward Baldock decided to walk home. As he staggered back to his residence, the 47-year-old man was accosted by four women, who lured him into their vehicle with promises of sexual favors. They drove him to a nearby riverside park, where Tracy Wigginton stabbed him 27 times in a ritualistic blood drinking orgy.
Wigginton later told police that she felt nothing while stabbing Baldock. The media dubbed Wigginton “The Lesbian Vampire Killer” (which would indicate that she kills lesbian vampires), and her story quickly took the front page of newspapers; subsequently knocking former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein into a back cover story.
The psychiatrists were convinced that Wigginton had some sort of personality disorder, such as schizophrenia, but the Royal Courts convicted and sentenced her to life in prison. Her lackey helpers to the crime received lesser sentences.
Wigginton was once quoted saying “I want to cut the top off someone’s head and tell them to think for me…” Her former lesbian lover also told police that she would cut her own wrists to allow Wigginton to drink the blood.
Wigginton was released from prison in 2012, after serving only 20 years of her life sentence. Terms for her release were that she wasn’t to profit from her crimes, nor was she to contact her former lover, lackeys, or the family members of the slain. She was also given freedom without being monitored, which raised concerns of the prosecutors.
We may not know whether Tracy Wigginton is really a vampire but within her circle, she was known to be a blood drinker well before she stabbed Edward Baldock to death. With the granting of her parole, one could only imagine what vampire mind game trickery was afoot; allowing her an upper hand against the members of the board.
The truly frightening thing about this story is that this convicted “vampire” is now loose on the streets and free to hunt again if and when she chooses.