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Killers who cry crocodile tears

Gerard Baden-Clay follows a long-list of killers that attempted to fool the media and the public.

Gerard Baden-Clay follows a long-list of killers that attempted to fool the media and the public by making emotional pleas to gather information about their dead or missing loved ones.

From Sef Gonzales, who was convicted of murdering his parents and sister, to Kristi Abrahams – the mother that killed her six-year-old daughter, these killers are calculated and cunning.

See who shed crocodile tears during police investigations and were eventually convicted of killing.

Kristi Abrahams appeared distressed when she spoke to the media after her daughter, Kiesha, 6, disappeared. She later pleaded guilty to murdering her daughter and was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years behind bars. Kiesha’s remains were found in bushland in Sydney’s west in early 2011 – eight months after she was reported missing. Picture: AAP/Isabel Hayes

Mark Galante cries at the funeral of his wife Jody Galante in Sydney. He later pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court in 2008 to murdering his 26-year-old wife Jody, who was shot in the head. Picture: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Sef Gonzales was convicted and sentenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to life imprisonment for the murder of his father Teddy Gonzales, 46, mother Mary Loiva Josephine, 43, and sister Clodine, 18. He killed his family in 2001 and went to extraordinary lengths to cover his tracks even spray painted the words “F*** off Asians KKK” on a wall in the house to fool police. He also appeared on television asking for the killers to come forward and sang “One Sweet Day” at the family funeral. Picture: AAP/ Dean Lewins

John Sharpe killed his wife Anna, who was five months pregnant with their son Francis, and his nineteen-month-old daughter Gracie, in the Melbourne suburb of Mornington in March 2004. He appeared on television in emotional interviews seeking information on his family’s whereabouts, before eventually confessing to the murders. He was sentenced in 2005 to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 33 years. Picture: AAP/Channel 10

Gerard Baden-Clay at the funeral of his wife, Allison. He appealed for information after he reported her missing and claim his was innocent during her murder trial. The jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to life behind bars. Picture: AAP/Dan Peled

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