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Revelle Balmain Biography
A cook with no violent history was “unhappy” for being publicly linked to the disappearance of a prostitute and the death of her roommate Revelle Balmain in a house fire.
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Suspect Gavin Owen Samer
Gavin Owen Samer was named two decades ago as the suspect in the alleged murder of 22-year-old Sydney model and escort, Revelle Balmain, in 1994.
He had also shared an apartment with Rosa Rosenberg, a 52-year-old retiree, before she was killed in an explosion at her old home in January.
Samer has never been charged with Ms. Balmain’s disappearance, but was convicted of assaulting Ms. Rosenberg late last year.
That conviction was overturned in the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday by a judge who found there was insufficient evidence that Samer had physically injured Ms Rosenberg.
Judge Siobhan Herbert also overturned a 12-month arrest warrant and a $ 500 fine against Samer for intimidating Ms. Rosenberg, but overturned his conviction for the crime.
Judge Herbert learned that Samer had previously been punished for media coverage of his association with the two deceased women, which was completely accidental.
“Mr. Samer has a regrettable record of being concerned in the context of the alleged death of a woman on November 5, 1994, which attracted media attention,” Judge Herbert said.
That attention was sparked when he was convicted in September last year of assaulting and intimidating Ms Ronsenberg in her Bondi apartment and four months later for the deadly fire.
Mrs. Roseberg – known to her friends as Rosa
Ms. Roseberg, known to her friends as Rosa, later told author John Dale that Samer was a “psycho” with a knife under his pillow, the court heard.
Samer had also been charged with sex crimes against Ms. Rosenberg, but those charges were dropped when he was killed in the explosion at his home.
“Due to the media attention, Mr. Samer himself has a mental health problem and has been admitted to the Mental Health Unit at Gold Coast Hospital for treatment,” Judge Herbert said.
Samer was convicted of assault on September 2, 2019 and persecuted or intimidated Ms. Rosenberg in Bondi on April 12 this year.
The 52-year-old woman threatened Ms. Rosenberg with drinking from a bottle and allegedly injured her left ear.
Samer was sentenced to a 12-month community corrections order and fined $ 1,500 – $ 1,000 for the attack and $ 500 for intimidation – in Waverley District Court.
He was also subject to a two-year arrest warrant issued by the police to protect Ms. Rosenberg.
Ms. Rosenberg later made a statement accusing Samer of assaulting her at the Bondi unit and was due to testify against him in local Waverley court in July.
It was alleged that Samer indecently assaulted Ms Rosenberg while she was incapacitated due to the medication, holding her hand and stroking her genitalia.
Samer had pleaded guilty to aggravating sexual contact without consent and sexual contact without consent.
The “aggravating factor” in one of the Samer-related charges was Ms. Rosenberg’s caretaker. He suffered from cognitive and physical disabilities and had a history of drug addiction.