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Alleged Hughes Shooter Arrested

By johnboy 14 May 2010 36

[First filed: May 13, 2010 @ 9:29
Second filing: May 13, 2010 @ 13:20]

The following isn’t online yet, but has been sent over to me in relation to the Hughes shooting:

Fatal shooting Hughes, 20-year-old charged

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team have this evening (May 12) arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to the fatal shooting in Hughes that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning (May 10).

The 20-year-old man was conveyed to the ACT Watch house by police where he was charged with the murder in relation to the Whittle Street shooting.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (May 13). Police will oppose bail.

Police continue to investigate other avenues of the incident and ask that if anyone has further information to assist the investigation they should contact Police on 131 444, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Well done AFP, now let’s see how the rest of the criminal justice system goes.

UPDATE: The Canberra Times informs us that the accused is one Cameron Ashcroft.

He’s also been accused of harming three police officers in the watch house.

Further Update: The ABC now informs us that young Cameron has also been “accused of conspiring with others to intentionally inflict grievous bodily harm between May 7 and May 10.

I can feel a Mully coming on.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times’ Mark Graham has been bravely harassing young women at the court to support Mr Ashcroft. Worth checking out the photo.

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Not 1:42 pm 23 Apr 11

Tooks said :

casper72 said :

girl said :

The person who was murdered is a close family member of mine. The comments here disgust me. Maybe you should all have a think about what you write, because, let me assure you, this is not tv or a movie, this is our lives. My family’s grief is very real, and the people writing this rubbish only help to compound it. I believe there is a valid place for blog sights, and there needs to be accountability in the media, but i believe posting personal comments of this manner about a person who has just been murdered is insensitive and pathetic. Try thinking before you blog.

I agree with you. The victim (who is also a family member of mine) didn’t deserve to be murdered. RIP Brendan.

Why does someone who is disgusted with some of the comments on this thread resurrect it nearly a year after it died a natural death?

I reckon tooks it is because the murder of someone close is so traumatizing and long lasting that it becomes a part of you. You feel compelled to keep it in your mind and a yearning to keep others aware too. Its just a small buy product of being a secondary victim to a wicked crime I think.lasts a life time. You can surely understand that. One year is as fresh as yesterday.

Tooks 10:46 am 23 Apr 11

casper72 said :

girl said :

The person who was murdered is a close family member of mine. The comments here disgust me. Maybe you should all have a think about what you write, because, let me assure you, this is not tv or a movie, this is our lives. My family’s grief is very real, and the people writing this rubbish only help to compound it. I believe there is a valid place for blog sights, and there needs to be accountability in the media, but i believe posting personal comments of this manner about a person who has just been murdered is insensitive and pathetic. Try thinking before you blog.

I agree with you. The victim (who is also a family member of mine) didn’t deserve to be murdered. RIP Brendan.

Why does someone who is disgusted with some of the comments on this thread resurrect it nearly a year after it died a natural death?

casper72 8:22 pm 22 Apr 11

girl said :

The person who was murdered is a close family member of mine. The comments here disgust me. Maybe you should all have a think about what you write, because, let me assure you, this is not tv or a movie, this is our lives. My family’s grief is very real, and the people writing this rubbish only help to compound it. I believe there is a valid place for blog sights, and there needs to be accountability in the media, but i believe posting personal comments of this manner about a person who has just been murdered is insensitive and pathetic. Try thinking before you blog.

I agree with you. The victim (who is also a family member of mine) didn’t deserve to be murdered. RIP Brendan.

Tooks 9:55 am 17 May 10

girl said :

The person who was murdered is a close family member of mine. The comments here disgust me. Maybe you should all have a think about what you write, because, let me assure you, this is not tv or a movie, this is our lives. My family’s grief is very real, and the people writing this rubbish only help to compound it. I believe there is a valid place for blog sights, and there needs to be accountability in the media, but i believe posting personal comments of this manner about a person who has just been murdered is insensitive and pathetic. Try thinking before you blog.

This is the last place you should come to read about a murdered loved one. Especially if that someone has a ‘colourful’ past.

girl 9:25 pm 16 May 10

The person who was murdered is a close family member of mine. The comments here disgust me. Maybe you should all have a think about what you write, because, let me assure you, this is not tv or a movie, this is our lives. My family’s grief is very real, and the people writing this rubbish only help to compound it. I believe there is a valid place for blog sights, and there needs to be accountability in the media, but i believe posting personal comments of this manner about a person who has just been murdered is insensitive and pathetic. Try thinking before you blog.

Tooks 10:16 am 16 May 10

CraigT said :

“no murder conviction in the ACT for the past 11 years”

What they need are some more convenient loonies like David Eastman to pin the odd murder on and improve their stats.

Don’t tell me you’re another one of those conspiracy nutters!

With two alleged double murderers and the Charnwood stabbing yet to go to trial, I’d say the chances of breaking the 11 (or is it 13?) year drought are pretty good.

CraigT 4:09 pm 15 May 10

“no murder conviction in the ACT for the past 11 years”

What they need are some more convenient loonies like David Eastman to pin the odd murder on and improve their stats.

Tooks 2:10 pm 15 May 10

Who needs actual legal advice, when you have experts like ProudTenant?

What do you base your ‘mental illness’ defence on? Why is there “no doubt about it”?

ProudTenant 10:45 am 15 May 10

The defence will be mental illness. No doubt about it.

Does anyone know if the “no murder conviction in the ACT for the past 11 years” record still stands?

If yes, I don’t think it’s at risk of being broken.

Ari 10:43 am 15 May 10

cleo said :

What’s new with CT getting it wrong!

Ha, didn’t take you long to re-mount the high horse after your laughable Lewis Carroll LSD claim.

cleo 10:27 pm 14 May 10

What’s new with CT getting it wrong!

Funky1 12:49 pm 14 May 10

The second CT article couldn’t even get the facts right.

It said “One bullet hit the frame of the driver’s side door and another shattered the windscreen and hit Mr Welsh in the chest.” Looking at the photo in the previous article in the same paper it’s clear to me that one shot shattered the driver’s window, not the windscreen.

Very sloppy reporting if you ask me.

Hank 10:04 am 14 May 10

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

“…And the fatter wog said to the skinnier wog: ‘Oi bro, you slept with my cousin.’ And the other one said: ‘Nah man, I didn’t for shit, ay’ and the other one goes: ‘I will call on my fully sick boys, ay.’ And then pulled out a gun and went ‘chk-chk boom’.”

or was that something else ??

This is so funny “chk-chk boom” hahaha

Alza 9:24 am 14 May 10

Apparently this Einstein was arrested at the Lanyon servo sitting in a car with another Rhodes Scholar. The attendant told me he was that stoned that he didn’t know what was going on which probably explains why he arked when he came around in the Watch House. And the combined IQ of the ACT public spikes upwards dramatically….

On Mully, he was the prunt that ran me off the road just before Xmas on Tharwa Dr. He was driving a white Hi Lux ute with some skank and another feral in the front seat. I invited him to pull over to discus the matter but he didn’t accept the offer.

One 9:12 am 14 May 10

It wasn’t my fault officer that I was intoxicated and driving while holding my gun

Perhaps another ALP AFP Media advert is due about the dangers of holding a firearm and driving a car

Pandy 12:46 am 14 May 10

Just checked FaceBook* for the alledged killers idendity. And yes he comes from Melbourne** and thus the Underbelly link has been proved!!

*Thank you CIA for partly funding FaceBook as part of a law enforcement initiative post 9/11

**Well it might be another guy with the same name.

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