Peter Donald Higgs

Posted: November 18, 2012 by Serendipity in South Australia

Sex offender jailed over murder plot

Posted Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:11pm AEST

A 66-year-old convicted child sex offender, who arranged to have his stepson and another man murdered, has been jailed for nearly 10 years.

Peter Donald Higgs paid $10,000 to an undercover police officer posing as a hitman, in the belief that his stepson had been killed.

The convicted child sex offender had blamed his stepson for dobbing him into police for molesting children years earlier.

Higgs also asked the policeman to murder another man who had introduced him to the officer.

Justice Ann Vanstone said Higgs had effectively tried to eliminate all potential witnesses against him and had shown no remorse or regret, even when he thought his stepson was dead.

She sentenced Higgs to almost 10 years prison, with a six-and-a-half-year non-parole period starting from today.


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