Lisa Harnum Murder: Australian Businessman Simon Gittany Found Guilty

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
November 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lisa Harnum was murdered by her fiance Simon Gittany, a court in Sydney, Australia found.

Harnum, a ballerina, was hurled from the balcony of their apartment, the court found.

The death happened on July 30, 2011.

Gittany killed Harnum in a “fit of rage,” Supreme Court judge Justice Lucy McCallum said, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I’m confident to the point of actual persuasion that he maintained his rage, carried her over to the balcony and then dropped her over,” Justice McCallum said.

Gittany’s current girlfriend, Rachelle Louise, screamed as the court was told the verdict, saying “You’re wrong!”

Joan Harnum, Lisa’s mother, said that “there are no winners in this case.”

“Two families have had their lives dramatically changed forever,” she added.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.