Micheal Caldwell is known to be the father of Renee Mcbryde, who was accused of double-murdering two men in Sydney in 1981.
Renee Mcbryde opened up recently about her childhood as the daughter of a convicted murderer. She had never met her dad as a child.
Micheal Caldwell’s daughter, Mcbryde assumed her father, worked away from home at the Cottee’s Cordial firm until she was six years old. Her father would contact her from “Cotter’s” every week to check-in.
Renee Mcbryde learned the weekend meant she could talk to her father over the phone by sneaking out of school early with her Nanna every Friday afternoon.
Renee Mcbrye’s father, Michael Cladwell, is an Australian convicted murderer who killed two men in Sydney in 1981.
When Michael Cladwell was condemned to life in prison for double murder, he was just 19 years old and was working as a prostitute.
Michael Caldwell was accused of the killings of Greek Consul General Constantine Giannaris and schoolteacher Peter Parkes.
Renee Mcbryde stated she found out the cause for her dad’s absence from her life when she turned six and was told dad wasn’t working at Cotte’s Cardinal but was in prison.
Where Is Michael Cladwell Now?
Michael Cladwell, is known and sentence for murder, as he was on weekend release in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wale when Renee Mcbryde turned fifteen.
“One weekend when he was out on release, I visited him,” Mcbryde recalled, “From school, I took the train to his house, where I met his new wife and new children.
Cladwell, who assassinated gay activist Peter Parkes, and Greek Consul General Constantine Giannaris, has had little contact with her daughter, Renee McBryde, since his release.
Talking about Michael Caldwell’s family, he is the father of Renee Mcbryde, an author who wrote the book, The House of Lies. Also, he has children from his second marriage; however, the details haven’t been uncovered.
Author Renee Mcbryde recently talked to Mia Freedman on No Filter about discovering her father, Michael Cladwell, was a serial killer.
“I was so overwhelmed, and all I wanted was a normal dad,” she explained about her first meeting with her dad, “Then it hit me when I went to see him: he wasn’t like everyone else’s father, and this jail wasn’t the place for a child.”
Renee said her mother and grandmother had opted to present a very different image of where Caldwell was to protect her from a harsh truth because she adored the iconic television ads with the jingle “my dad picks the fruit that goes to cotter’s, makes the cordial that I liked most.”
Renee’s story, which includes a heartbreaking genuine story about her dad, sexual assault, identity problem, and her current connection with her parents, is documented in her latest book, The House of Lies.