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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Milat Alibis Challenged

SYDNEY () -- The prosecutor in the trial of Australian roadworker Ivan Milat, accused of the "ferocious" murders of seven backpackers, on Wednesday challenged Milat family alibis on the days four of the backpackers went missing.


Milat's sister-in-law told the court she altered the date of photographs of Milat on a camping trip near where the murders took place, from Easter 1991 to Easter 1992, when two British backpackers went missing, ostensibly to provide an alibi.


Earlier in the day British air conditioning engineer Paul Onions identified Ivan Milat as the man who held a gun to his head near the dirt turn off to the Belanglo forest in 1990. Onions said he escaped by flagging down a van.