With still the first and second series of Underbelly fresh in my mind I started doing a kind of mental family tree tragedy of the Kane and Moran families.
Jason Moran married Trish Kane and united two families of the underworld scene. Trish, the daughter of infamous painter and dockers identity Les Kane - her Dad Les was murdered in the family home in 1978, and then four years later his brother Brian was shot dead in a pub. Trish's sister is now charged with accessory after the fact of murdering her dead husbands' uncle, Des Moran today.
Jason's Mum, Judy who was arrested today in relation to her brother-in-law Des Moran's murder is surrounded by tragedy. Her first husband, Leslie Cole (Mark Morans' biological father) was murdered in Sydney in 1982.
Her second husband and father of Jason, Lewis, was murdered in 2004, the year after their son Jason, and her first son Mark in 2000.
The only people still standing in these families are seemingly the women (although I'm not privvy to the whole family tree) - I hope Jason and Trish's kids fare better futures with their Dad, both grandfathers, uncle and two great uncles murdered... it's terribly sad.
Here's a bit of a family tree of 'who is who' (you'll have to click to see it!)
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