Chris Dawson Net Worth, Chris Dawson who is a former high school teacher. On Friday he was convicted of murdering his wife after a hit podcast that gave new evidence. About 40 years ago he was guilty of killing his wife Lynette Dawson as he was having an affair with a teenage babysitter who was also his former student. The body of her wife was never found as there were very few leads in the case until 2018. But due to the podcast, THE TEACHER’S PET which was hosted by journalist Hedley Thomas this case started to gain public attention again, and finally a fresh police investigation was started again. On Friday Judge Ian Harrison sentenced to 24 years of prison to Chris Dawson and there is a non-parole period of 18 years. Dawson adamantly tried to maintain his innocence throughout the trial.
Chris Dawson Biography
Christopher Michael Dawson was born on 26 July 1948. He is an Australian convicted murderer. He is a former professional rugby league footballer who used to play football in the 1970s.
Dawson was born on 26 July in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. He is the second born of twins he has a twin brother named Paul Dawson and he also has an older brother who is Peter Dawson. Dawson completed his education at Sydney Boys High School. He held the position of Perfect in his school. He completed his graduation in 1966.
Chris Dawson and Lynette Simms met each other at a high school function in 1965. They were married at St Jude’s Church in Randwick in 1970. Chris Dawson and Lynette Simms had two children.
Chris Dawson Career
Both the brothers Chris and Paul played rugby union for Eastern Suburbs.
For five seasons Chris Dawson played in the second row along with his brother Paul for the Newtown Jets club. Chris and Paul were part of the New South Wales Rugby League Club Championship and their team won the match.
After that Chris Dawson became a physical education teacher at public high schools that was situated on the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney. In the year 1981 Dawson started teaching at the Cromer High School, while he was married to Lynette Dawson, he commenced a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pupil, Joanne Curtis.
Chris Dawson along with his family moved to Queensland in 1985. Chris Dawson started to work at Keebra Park State High School and later on, he moved to Coombabah State High School to work along with his brother Paul. In 2003 Dawson started working at St Ursula’s College in Yeppoon, Queensland.
Chris Dawson’s Wife, Children
In January 1982, Chris Dawson’s wife Lynette Simms went missing. Chris Dawson invited Joanne Curtis to move into the family house within two days of the disappearance of his wife, Lynette. on 18 February 1982, he filed a missing report of his wife. After six weeks after her appearance, he claimed that she had left due to the marital problem between them and she had joined a commune. Then he proceeded to finalize a divorce proceeding against Lynette in 1983. Then Chris Dawson married Joanne Curtis in 1984. The couple got divorced in 1993.
Lynette’s body was never found. Two coronial inquests were conducted in 2001 and 2003. Both ruled that Lynette Dawson must be dead or she was most likely to be murdered by a known person.
Dawson was the main subject of investigation of the podcast series that is The Teacher’s Pet, initiated by journalist Hedley Thomas. Thomas started the investigation into allegations about the disappearance of Lynette and it brought Chris Dawson into public attention and media focus through the broadcast of the podcast in 2018. From December 2018, the podcast was downloaded 28 million times.
Chris Dawson was arrested by detectives on 5 December in 2018 from Queensland Police for the murder of Lynette Dawson. To face the trial Dawson was extradited to New South Wales on 6 December 2018. He was refused by the court to be granted bail and he was remanded in custody. Chris Dawson was granted bail and his family paid around $1.5 million bail on 17 December 2018 for him to be released.
In the NSW Local Court, Dawson pleaded not to be guilty of the murder of his wife Lynette Dawson in June 2019. Dawson was committed to stand trial in February 2020 for the murder of his wife. Chris Dawson was found guilty of murdering his wife Lynette Simms in 1982 by the court. Dawson was sentenced to 24 years in jail on December 2, 2022, with a non-parole period of 18 years, for the murder of his wife Lynette Simms
Chris Dawson Net Worth
Chris Dawson was an Australian player of rugby league who was convicted of the murder of his wife Lynette in 1982. His estimated net worth is $5 million dollars. Chris along with his brother used to play rugby union for Eastern Suburbs. The Dawson was part of the New South Wales Rugby League Club Championship.