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A murder conviction looms as Scott Macdougal admits killings

By johnboy 6 October 2010 26

The ABC reports that the accused in the Downer Murders Scott Alexander McDougall has admitted he killed Struan Bolas, 48, and Julie Franco (aka Julie Tattersall), 35.

He has also admitted to committing the acts that caused their deaths with a wooden handled meat cleaver found inside the home.

He took the clothes he was wearing and dumped some of them in a rubbish bin.

McDougall also deliberately set fire to the residence, stuffing paper in a toaster and leaving it on hot plates that were later turned on.

Justice Gray is hearing the trial without a jury.


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LSWCHP 10:24 pm 31 Mar 11

Not said :

There will never be a shortage of murders. I guess it seems like there will be even less of a shortage of people to gossip about them on blog sites. Albeit a site I am fond of.

What’s the point of hanging around here if you’re not going to gossip about murderers?

Not 10:09 pm 31 Mar 11

There will never be a shortage of murders. I guess it seems like there will be even less of a shortage of people to gossip about them on blog sites. Albeit a site I am fond of.

cleo 1:26 am 28 Mar 11

Well was I right or was I right, there you go all you doubters, and it has made National News.
First murder charge in 13 years and never a double murder charge in the ACT, this has made history.
Judge Gray will be retiring in October when he turns 70, he will be going out with a double barrel BANG!

cleo 2:39 am 25 Oct 10

The last two comments these persons will be laughing on the other side of their faces, if I’m right, and I’m pretty sure I am lol

Ari said :

JB, is that a record? The first four-post nutbag?

I think she has merely equaled her personal best.

Ari 2:54 am 22 Oct 10

JB, is that a record? The first four-post nutbag?

cleo 12:25 am 22 Oct 10

astrojax # 15

Maybe they will do the sums and add them up which would equal LIFE!

cleo 12:23 am 22 Oct 10

Paperboy # 3

Ever thought that the evidence is overwhelming, and his defence had not much to go on, and were waiting to see which way they should go? Whoever heard of putting the accused on the stand, well he f…ed up!

cleo 10:39 pm 08 Oct 10

astrojax # 15

Title: PSYCHOPATH

Sorry the author is still writing the book!

cleo 7:19 pm 07 Oct 10

Ergo # 16

Not he’s not paying for it, the taxpayer is, I always thought that the victim or victim’s would have the extra councel, just makes you wonder, no suprisers why there hasn’t been a murder conviction in Canberra for over 12 years, JUST STINKS!

Erg0 2:41 pm 07 Oct 10

cleo said :

Add to taxpayers cost already the $499 a day it cost to keept this creature in the new canberra jail, with a bonus of having the additial luxories ie Barrister, Ken Archer and the QC Peter Hastings – Not too bad for a person who has just admitted to killing two people!

This may be a demonstration of my own ignorance, but I wouldn’t have thought you’d be able to get three lawyers, one a QC, as your state-supplied counsel? Surely he’d have to be paying for them himself…

astrojax 1:06 pm 07 Oct 10

can we get the spelling in the title of this thread altered to reflect the scum’s, err, sorry the defendent’s proper name?

is there a book yet on whether the killing or the arson will get him the longer porridge?

georgesgenitals 8:35 am 07 Oct 10

Pork Hunt said :

$499 per day – that’s cheaper than childcare…

Well, I think we all know where to send our kids, then…

Deckard 11:32 pm 06 Oct 10

cleo said :

grumpyhonda # 8
WELCOME TO THE ACT WHERE THE DEFENCE DEFEND THEIR DEFENDERS!

I think you’ll find it’ll be the same in most civilised societies.

Tooks 10:29 pm 06 Oct 10

cleo said :

grumpyhonda # 8

I agree!

paperboy # 3

Trial really starts tomorrow, so the fur will start flying then!

I think it is a disgrace that this money is being spent on this psychopath as they say

WELCOME TO THE ACT WHERE THE DEFENCE DEFEND THEIR DEFENDERS!

Defence barristers defending alleged offenders. Who would’ve thunk it?

cleo 9:53 pm 06 Oct 10

should be offenders!

cleo 9:52 pm 06 Oct 10

grumpyhonda # 8

I agree!

paperboy # 3

Trial really starts tomorrow, so the fur will start flying then!

I think it is a disgrace that this money is being spent on this psychopath as they say

WELCOME TO THE ACT WHERE THE DEFENCE DEFEND THEIR DEFENDERS!

Pork Hunt 9:43 pm 06 Oct 10

$499 per day – that’s cheaper than childcare…

grumpyrhonda 6:58 pm 06 Oct 10

A noose is even cheaper.

Freddyp 5:04 pm 06 Oct 10

cleo said :

Add to taxpayers cost already the $499 a day it cost to keept this creature in the new canberra jail…

Cheap at twice the price.

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