Lanie Snell, Stuart Campbell & Samuel Worthy

RIP Joshua Kane

Crimes: Murder

First of all, I thank my readers for their patience. I haven’t posted much lately but that was mostly because I fell down some stairs and banged myself up a bit. Damn gravity!

I know that sometimes I come across as a judgmental old biddy, and maybe that’s because I AM a judgmental old biddy. My heart doesn’t go out to hellbeasts who have proven themselves deficient in humanity, heart, morals or a soul. I don’t feel bad for those monsters who have demonstrated they have no value as a human being. So at the risk of sounding judgmental yet again, I consider Lanie Snell of Hamilton, Australia, to be a whackadoodle crazy ass hellbitch who deserves permanent exile from the rest of the human race.

Lanie Snell has 3 children. In her 30’s, she also had a teenaged lover, Stuart Campbell. She’s an adult, he’s (barely) an adult, so who cares? She’s not the only cougar out there pouncing on young guys.

Unfortunately for all, Lanie Snell had a whole lot of influence over Stuart Campbell. I could be wrong. It may be that Stuart Campbell was just itching on a reason to bring more evil to the world, and Lanie Snell merely pointed the way.

Stuart Campbell also had a pal, Samuel Worthy, who was his age and who was also willing to commit senseless evil.

So here we have 3 horrible hellbeasts from Hamilton who share a violent mindset. The 2 young guys were ready and willing to attack and kill, and the older Lanie Snell whipped them up into a frenzy and let them loose.

Joshua Kane

Joshua Kane

Twenty-year-old Joshua Kane was the designated victim. He’d known Lanie Snell and her family since he was 2 years old. He considered them friends. According to his sister, his best friend was Samuel Worthy.

Josh Kane was, according to his real friends, a great guy. He was much loved by his family. The only person who had issues with him was Lanie Snell. Get this: she was mad at him because he called her young son lazy. It was at a birthday party in November 2015. The kid wasn’t feeling well so he lay down. Josh saw him and jokingly said, “Get up you lazy c—, it’s day time.”

THAT was unforgiveable in Lanie Snell’s twisted mind. And that stupid bit of humor apparently deserved death.

So Lanie Snell, Stuart Campbell and Samuel Worthy put their thick skulls together to come up with a plan to punish Josh Kane until he was dead.

Incredibly, the bloodthirsty beasts discussed their murder plot within earshot of Lanie Snell’s roommate, Missy Andrews. Unfortunately, she just thought they were talking rubbish and ignored them.

Two months after the birthday party, the three hellbeasts invited Josh Kane to hike with them in Mount Eccles National Park. Of course he agreed — they were his friends after all. It sounded like fun.

On January 23, 2016, the evil trio prepared for their big event. They got a machete and pocket knives for the killing, and a bottle of bleach to clean off the blood. They then picked their victim up from his home and drove out to the park. They proceeded to head out on a walk to Lake Surprise. Samuel Worthy had the machete.

At twilight, they turned around and headed back to the car. As they got close, Samuel Worthy, who was walking being Josh Kane, chose this time to attack. He repeatedly struck his “best friend” from behind with the machete. Lanie Snell stopped to watch and enjoy, and Stuart Campbell kept heading toward the car.

When the 3 f*ckturdian freaks got back to the car, they heard somebody screaming for help. Joshua Kane, the poor guy, was still alive. There was nobody to hear him but his killers. Lanie Snell and Samuel Worthy returned to where they’d left him and finished the job.

Finally, with only the 3 of them left, the heartless hellbeasts cleaned the machete with the bottle of bleach. They’d thought of everything, except they hadn’t.

The poor killers discovered the car’s battery had died. I wish I could’ve seen their faces then. Priceless, no doubt.

The evil bastards had few options left to them, so they chose to call a friend to come and give their car a jumpstart. Remember Missy Andrews? She’s the roommate who overheard the murder plot. Well, she’s the one they called.

The next day, possibly nervous that Missy Andrews was suspicious, Lanie Snell told her she’d spilt bleach in the car. Riiight.

The trio returned to the park to move the body but couldn’t find it. Brilliant.

A few days later, Missy Andrews heard the news that Joshua Kane was missing, and everything clicked in her head. She rightly contacted the police and pointed them to where she’d helped Lanie Snell, Samuel Worthy and Stuart Campbell with their car.

On January 29 the body of the missing young man was recovered. The hellbeasts were soon after arrested.

The autopsy showed that Joshua Kane had died from multiple sharp force injuries and chopping-like injuries.

Stuart Campbell, 19, Samuel Worthy, 19, and Lanie Snell, 34, initially pled not guilty to murder in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

Stuart Campbell later made a deal and agreed to give evidence against the others. Because of his guilty plea, cooperation, age, lack of criminal record and reasonable prospects for rehabilitation, he was sentenced in the Victorian Supreme Court to 12 years in prison. He’ll spend a minimum of 9 years behind bars.

Justice Lex Lasry stated that Stuart Campbell’s role in the murder was significant. “Once it happened you did nothing to intervene or assist Joshua Kane… The killing itself was also cowardly and done with a vicious weapon,” the judge said.

Justice Lasry said, when sentencing Lanie Snell, that her motive to kill Joshua Kane was “grossly disproportionate to what ultimately happened.” Hell yes. The young man called her boy lazy so she decided he should pay with his life? Crazy ass whackadoodle hellbitch!

Lanie Snell was sentenced to 18 years in prison. She will be eligible for parole after 15 years.

That’s surely not the harshest sentence she could’ve faced, is it? She chose the victim, and she solicited the help of her boyfriend and his pal to carry out the horrific crime. She didn’t change her mind, and she participated in luring Joshua Kane to his death. She also watched the murder take place.

Samuel Worthy will appear for a plea hearing in the Supreme Court in Warrnambool on August 7, 2017. I hope and pray that his sentence will be as close as forever behind bars as is possible in Australian justice. He had no quarrel with his victim, no motive to kill except for thrills, and had no qualms at all about murdering a young fellow who considered him his “best friend”.

Samuel Worthy is, IMO, the most dangerous of the three. I shall attempt to keep readers posted about his sentence.

“What pains [the victim’s family] most is how Joshua was betrayed and ultimately murdered by those they, and indeed he, believed were his friends,” Justice Lasry had said. No doubt the absolute senselessness and utter stupidity behind the murder adds to their pain.

RIP, Joshua Kane. I extend my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. The world would have been better with him in it and his killers gone.

I hope and pray that the children of Lanie Snell are now in a safe, loving, nurturing, supportive environment.

P.S. If anyone has the killers’ photos, I’d appreciate getting them.

Border Mail News article – committed to trial
Herald Sun article – Snell sentencing
National News article – sentencing
Standard News article – arrests

15 Responses to Lanie Snell, Stuart Campbell & Samuel Worthy

  1. Moodymagic says:

    Yes these monsters need to burn in hell. The world is a scary place when people are killing each other for name calling. Twisted I say .

  2. Tom Daly says:

    I agree. Murdering someone just for NAME-CALLING?!?!?! These pair of monsters belong in hell.

    • Jeni C says:

      She doesn’t look like a monster, but she does look like a cow! Why THIS woman would think that SHE should decide who lives and who dies…she is clearly delusional! I hope she uses these next 15 to 18 years to think about what she has done…and what she has done to this poor man’s family!! And she doesn’t deserve to ever get her children back! But hopefully if she does at least 15 years, they will all be over 18 years of age, and will be able to decide if they want her to be in their lives.

  3. Bengalpuss. says:

    I’m back after Fucking myself up on a sponsored marathon for the local cat charity. I fell down a manhole and fractured my pelvis and ankle and if anybody laughs at the thought of Bengal going down a manhole I’ll hunt you down and laugh with you. Anyway I’m off to catch up.

    • Jeni C says:

      Hope you are feeling better, BP! Sending positive vibes your way! It ain’t the same without your sharp wit and stern, honest judgment about turds like these!!

      • Bengalpuss. says:

        Thanks Jeni c, just imagine being handed a death sentence for calling someone a lazy cunt, my god if she knew me, id be burnt to death like witches were in the 17th century.

        • Jeni C says:

          I would be right there beside you, while they fan the flames that are licking us like the devil! If it was a death sentence for calling someone a nasty name that they deserved, then I would have left this world a LONG time ago! She was probably one of those entitled brats who always got her way and no one ever told her no. Her parents probably spoiled her and made her believe she could get away with anything. Look where it got her. Now she has a lot of time to sit and think about how she could have made a better decision. All the while, Big Bertha, he cellmate is whispering sweet nothings in her ear! I hope she was made someone’s bitch on her first day in prison!!

          • emicon says:

            Actually, she came from a very poor family who lived in housing commission most of their lives…
            Whilst i believe she has done wrong and deserves what she got, don’t bring her parents into it….Cheers….

    • Mary says:

      OMG I hope you’re feeling better by now, that’s some bad breaks to have! Though I rarely comment I always love seeing your comments on here! Take care and wishing you all the best!

  4. Tiff says:

    Life for a life I say, that thing needs to die in prison

  5. Anon says:

    I used to live in Hamilton, just three just a couple of doors down from where Lanie lived — yes, we were practically neighbours. When I first heard the news, I was in shock; this was a person I used to say g’day to when walking up our street.

    My understanding is that amphetamine use was a contributing factor to the instability and utterly evil act. Still, there’s no excuse for such a senselessly evil act. In my opinion, they were all grossly under punished with their sentences.

  6. Jodie says:

    Worthy was ordered to serve at least 16 years in prison before being eligible for parole. Snell was earlier jailed for at least 15 years for the murder, and Campbell was imprisoned for at least nine years.

  7. bob says:

    the whole town is fucked

  8. AreYouF'nSerious?! says:

    Wow… Killing someone for name calling. I would either be long dead or have the grounds to murder a LOT of folks. Now, I can see getting pissy if someone says something about my kids I dont like. I ripped my daughter’s boyfriend a new asshole for saying he hates kids in front of my toddler son (who adores him. Really pissed me off). But I didn’t even consider whacking him with a machete, of which I have 3. I also told him it’s a good thing he can ride his bike without having to hold onto the handlebars, because if he ever hurts my daughter I’ll start by breaking both his arms. Hey, I’m a single mom. Gotta assert my mama beariness. Not to mention I’m almost 6 feet tall and have worked mostly manual labor. I can come off as a bit intimidating. I’m really a big softie, though.

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