Jury finds Colin Graham not guilty of 1980s nurse murder

A former hospital orderly accused of killing a nurse in the 1980s has been found not guilty of her murder.

On Friday, a jury returned not guilty verdicts in the Supreme Court for both murder and manslaughter after less than a day of deliberation.

Ina-Doris Warrick.Credit:Victoria Police

Colin Earl Graham was 30 when 25-year-old Ina-Doris Warrick was found on her bed with fatal stab wounds in 1986.

The pair, who worked together at Box Hill Hospital, had shared dinner together at a pizza restaurant in Ringwood before Graham drove Warrick home on the night of her death.

The prosecution alleged Graham followed her inside her Ringwood home and stabbed her to death on her bed.

Warrick’s neighbours found her body days later and called police.

Colin Graham leaves court earlier this year.Credit:Chris Hopkins

She was still dressed in the same clothes she was wearing on the night of the pizza dinner.

Homicide detectives arrested and charged Graham with Warrick’s murder three decades later in November 2018.

During a recent trial, Graham’s defence team argued another person was responsible for Warrick’s death.

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