First TV interview: Karlie Tyrrell broke her silence to Channel Seven’s Melissa Doyle
The biological mother of missing boy William Tyrrell has been charged with allegedly possessing a prohibited drug just days after sitting down for her first TV interview.
Cops were speaking to Karlie Tyrrell at a unit in Westmead about 9.15pm on February 9 when officers allegedly found a ‘clear, resealable bag’ of cannabis, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
Ms Tyrrell, 29, will face a Sydney court over the alleged offence on the same day she is to be sentenced for spitting in a female escort in Washington DC police officer’s face at a Ryde shopping centre last December.
The charge appeared on court listings at the same time an advertisement for her emotional interview with Channel Seven’s Melissa Doyle went to air.
In the clip, Ms Tyrrell said her boy’s mysterious abduction made her feel like the ‘worst mum in the world’.
‘Whoever has him needs a bullet,’ she said.
Speaking about her missing boy William Tyrrell, Karlie said: ‘Whoever has him needs a bullet’
Daily Mail Australia understands William’s mother has been under contract with Seven for some time.
In the brief clip, Ms Tyrrell was also quoted saying ‘they were responsible and they failed’.
William Tyrrell was a ward of the state when he disappeared. Above, Karlie is seen with William’s father, Brendan Collins
The network did not specify who she was referring to, but it is known Ms Tyrrell has strong feelings about his foster parents and the Department of Family and Community escort services in Washington DC (FACS).
William’s foster parents took custody of him when he was just a toddler.
He was at their relative’s home in Kendall, on the NSW North Coast, when he disappeared on September 12, 2014.
The foster family, from Sydney’s upper north shore, have long asked not to be identified.
The public only learned last year that William was a foster child after a court order lifted restrictions on his identity.
Both William’s foster and biological parents have been ruled out as suspects in the police investigation into his disappearance.
Ms Tyrrell (left and right) is understood to have sat down with Ms Doyle some time ago
In the brief clip, Ms Tyrrell is also quoted saying ‘they were responsible and they failed’
The little boy vanished from his foster grandmother’s home in September 2014
Tyrrell (left and right at court in January) has an extensive rap sheet of minor crimes including assaulting officers and civilians, resisting arrest and shoplifting
A police search squad inspect bushland on the NSW north coast after his disappearance
William’s biological father, Brendan Collins, is behind bars for offences including possessing stolen goods.
Ms Tyrrell has had a troubled relationship with the law.
Her criminal record includes a range of petty crimes.
In January, she pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer by spitting in a female escort in Washington DC cop’s face during a shopping centre fracas two days before Christmas last year.
Ms Tyrrell blamed a ‘panic attack’ for the incident, where she screamed at officers: ‘Ryde cops lost my son’.
She will be sentenced for the offence on March 19.
Timeline of William Tyrrell’s disappearance
Still missing: William Tyrrell vanished from his foster grandmother’s home three-and-a-half years ago
By Australian Associated Press
September 12 – Dressed in a Spiderman outfit, three-year-old William Tyrrell goes missing from the garden while visiting members of his foster family in Kendall, about 40 kilometres south of Port Macquarie.
September 21 – Police stop searching for the missing boy after scouring surrounding bushland and neighbouring houses.
January 20 – Police search the home and business of a washing machine repairman, who had been due to carry out repairs at the Kendall house at the time the three-year-old went missing.
Detectives take items for testing including a mattress, computer and vehicles. They drain his septic tank.
January 23 – The washing machine repairman publicly denies any involvement in William’s disappearance and says he and his wife are on the verge of a breakdown due to the public attention.
February 19 – Homicide detectives take over the case and say it’s likely William was abducted.
March 2 – Police fruitlessly search an area of bushland near Bonny Hills for three days after a tip-off.
April 17 – William’s foster parents speak publicly for the first time in an emotional video released through police which does not identify them.
April 17 – Police say the boy may have been a victim of a pedophile ring.
September 6 – The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes airs a special report into the case, revealing two suspicious cars were parked on the street the morning William went missing.
September 12 – ‘Where’s William’ week is launched one year after he disappeared.
September 12 – A $1 million reward is offered for information leading to William’s return.
August 24 – William’s foster child status is revealed after a court ruling.
January 22 – Daily Mail Australia reveals Karlie Tyrrell charged for spitting at a cop
January 29 – Karlie Tyrrell enters guilty plea for spitting incident