Conscience call in Prue Bird murder case

A judge has urged infamous child killer Leslie Alfred Camilleri to "exercise his conscience" and reveal details of the whereabouts of a murdered Melbourne teenager.

Camilleri, 43, pleaded guilty late last year to the 20-year-old murder of Prue Bird, who disappeared from her Glenroy home on February 2, 1992. She was 13 years old.

A pre-sentence plea hearing before Justice Elizabeth Curtain in Victoria's Supreme Court on Monday heard that key facts of her murder, which police believe occurred some time between February 2 and 11, 1992, were still in dispute.

But after the majority of the prosecution's opening was read to the court, Justice Curtain urged Camilleri's defence barrister John Kelly to discuss with his client what had been aired in court, before she added: "it might be time now for your client to exercise his conscience... and give details of the whereabouts of Prue Bird."

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