The mayor of a town once crowned the ice capital of Australia has revealed the terrifying extent to which the drug had destroyed the community, with one vicious murder prompting an investigation that required raids on over 100 homes. Ice addict Travis Kirchner, 44, murdered Sally Rothe, 54, at her home in Murray Bridge, 74km southeast of Adelaide, by repeatedly bashing her with a 40kg concrete owl pedestal on February 4, 2018. Kirchner was drunk on homebrew and suffering amphetamine withdrawal when Ms Rothe, who had stored some picture frames for him, tapped his head with a frame, triggering a murderous rage. The town of Murray Bridge, 74km southeast of Adelaide, population 22,495, was the scene of one of Australia’s most shocking murders prompting drug raids on 100 homes The drug ice, or methamphetamine, is so addictive that police say some people try it once and can never get off it. Hope was lost for older addicts so Murray Bridge is trying to divert youth After he beat the mother-of-three to death, Kirchner dumped her body in a garbage bin and fled. The murder prompted drug raid on more than 100 homes in the meth-riddled town, flushing out criminals ‘like… Read full this story
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