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The Mother of Evil: Kath Pettingill

Kathleen Pettingill (born 1935) is the matriarch of the Melbourne based criminal family, the Pettingill family. Pettingill has one glass eye, having lost an eye after being shot through a closed door at the Collingwood Housing Commission of Victoria flats by Kim Nelson and Keryn Thompson as she and her son Dennis attempted to repay a $300 debt on behalf of her daughter, Vicky Having herself been a prostitute she then went on to run brothels herself.