Australia: Thirty years later, gay US student Scott Johnson’s killer jailed in Sydney

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Three decades after US man Scott Johnson’s body was found at the base of cliffs in Sydney, his killer has been sentenced to jail. Scott White was on Tuesday sentenced to a maximum 12 years and seven months in jail for the then-27-year-old’s murder. At the time, the Cambridge University graduate’s death was ruled as suicide — something his family never believed. … White (who was 18 at the time of the murder) did not give evidence in court but had told police he and Johnson had met at a bar in December 1988. The court heard the pair had gone to North Head cliffs in Manly (a well-known gay cruising ground) where, according to White, they got into a fight and Dr Johnson fell.” (05/03/22)