From my reading up on "Mad Fred", he made a big production of his detestation of the citizens in Melbourne, and how he thought they were the ugliest people in the world. I am certain if the judge had ordered that Deeming be freed into the local mob the latter would have quickly gotten white hair just before the "uglies" got their hands on him.
He was never brave. In his miserable career he killed (that we know of) two women who mistakenly married him, and four children, one of whom was a baby. Even in the ascribed killings like the one in a South African mining area, the victim was shot from behind. Let's face it, Ned Kelly had more grit than this creep.
My great grandma had more Guts than Deemng, but then again she had 6 kids on the move following the railway with bullock teams so I guess she had to.
G U T
There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.