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Allegedly firelighting Todd Elphick already on bail for with a Hughes shooting link

By johnboy 11 July 2013 28

The Canberra Times has another triumph of the ACT Judiciary with one Todd Elphick already out on bail for conspiracy to shoot the latterly (but not entirely relatedly) murdered Brendan Welsh accused of burning down a house in Monash.

Police treated the blaze as suspicious, and their investigations led to the arrest of Todd Elphick, 27, later that afternoon.

He was charged with arson and with contravening a protection order.

Elphick faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, pleading not guilty, and making an application for bail.

… at the time of the alleged arson, he was already on bail for conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm in 2010.

Those charges relate to an alleged plan to help Kai Yuen, 28, shoot Brendan Scott Welsh, also 28, in the foot in May 2010.

Mr Welsh was later ambushed and murdered by Yuen outside the Hughes shops.

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jasonbrown 5:29 pm 19 Feb 15

IrishPete said :

IrishPete said :

bundah said :

We now have news that Elphick will serve no further jail time for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Brendan Welsh by Kai Yuen.While the maximum penalty is five years he was sentenced to 225 days by Justice Hilary Penfold(yet another light sentence) and given that he’s already served 225 days in custody he got his get out of jail free card.

I must admit, having read the judgement in the Yuen murder, he can consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t found guilty of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm for it was bloody obvious that he was aware of Yuen’s intentions and participated in the ambush.

I hate to say “I told you so”

Anyway, hopefully he’s on remand in custody now for the alleged arson.

IP

And again http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/monash-fire-accused-loses-latest-bid-for-bail-20130801-2r1k8.html

IP

No one even cares that the first trial was aborted over questionable evidence. He was cleared of all charges that he denied at the second trial. The jury took less than 10 hours to clear Mr Elphick of all charges… Obviously there were serious problems with the DPP’s case and the evidence of the witnesses. He was dealt with harshly by Justice Refshauge in sentencing and is now back in the community, it is unlikely, but hopefully he has learned his lesson

IrishPete 1:08 pm 02 Aug 13

IrishPete said :

bundah said :

We now have news that Elphick will serve no further jail time for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Brendan Welsh by Kai Yuen.While the maximum penalty is five years he was sentenced to 225 days by Justice Hilary Penfold(yet another light sentence) and given that he’s already served 225 days in custody he got his get out of jail free card.

I must admit, having read the judgement in the Yuen murder, he can consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t found guilty of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm for it was bloody obvious that he was aware of Yuen’s intentions and participated in the ambush.

I hate to say “I told you so”

Anyway, hopefully he’s on remand in custody now for the alleged arson.

IP

And again http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/monash-fire-accused-loses-latest-bid-for-bail-20130801-2r1k8.html

IP

Deref 8:53 am 31 Jul 13

milkman said :

An argument for retrospective abortion, if ever there was one.

Or he could join the Young Liberals and significantly raise the tone of the organisation.

IrishPete 11:05 pm 30 Jul 13

bundah said :

We now have news that Elphick will serve no further jail time for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Brendan Welsh by Kai Yuen.While the maximum penalty is five years he was sentenced to 225 days by Justice Hilary Penfold(yet another light sentence) and given that he’s already served 225 days in custody he got his get out of jail free card.

I must admit, having read the judgement in the Yuen murder, he can consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t found guilty of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm for it was bloody obvious that he was aware of Yuen’s intentions and participated in the ambush.

I hate to say “I told you so”

Anyway, hopefully he’s on remand in custody now for the alleged arson.

IP

bundah 10:19 pm 30 Jul 13

We now have news that Elphick will serve no further jail time for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Brendan Welsh by Kai Yuen.While the maximum penalty is five years he was sentenced to 225 days by Justice Hilary Penfold(yet another light sentence) and given that he’s already served 225 days in custody he got his get out of jail free card.

I must admit, having read the judgement in the Yuen murder, he can consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t found guilty of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm for it was bloody obvious that he was aware of Yuen’s intentions and participated in the ambush.

IrishPete 6:02 am 17 Jul 13

CraigT said :

IrishPete said :

CraigT said :

CraigT said :

When arrests of burglars increased 10 percent, the number of burglaries fell 2.7 to 3.2 percent. When the arrest rate of robbers rose 10 percent, the number of robberies fell 5.7 to 5.9 percent

The police measure that most consistently reduces crime is the arrest rate of those involved in crime,

http://www.nber.org/digest/jan03/w9061.html

correction, the article does mention imprisonment, but it does not make a direct link between it and reduced crime:

“But this decline was not the result of more of those involved in misdemeanors being incapacitated from further crimes by being in prison: prison stays for misdemeanors are short and only 9.4 percent of misdemeanor arrests result in a jail sentence, the authors note. Furthermore, an increase in misdemeanor arrests has no impact on the number of murder, assault, and burglary cases, the authors finds.”

We probably both need to read the full report to get the complete picture.

IP

“The police measure that most consistently reduces crime is the arrest rate of those involved in crime, the study finds.”

“The contribution of such deterrence measures (the “stick”) offers more explanation for the decline in New York City crime than the improvement in the economy, the authors conclude. Between 1990 and 1999, homicide dropped 73 percent, burglary 66 percent, assault 40 percent, robbery 67 percent, and vehicle hoists 73 percent. The authors’ model manages to explain between 33 and 86 percent of those declines. “

In other words, the *worst* thing you can do is a softly-softly approach whereby criminals know that they are guaranteed bail and even if they breach conditions of bail, they are guaranteed some dimwit like Refshauge will give you the benefit of his twisted logic to let you roam loose to commit further crimes.

Nope, you are still misunderstanding this quote – it is referring to the probability of arrest. It makes no mention of courts, or bail. I hate repeating myself.

IP

IrishPete 5:58 am 17 Jul 13

farnarkler said :

The judiciary in the ACT need to be reminded of what happened to Justice Ray Watson’s wife.

Justice Watson was a judge of the Family Court. So it’s unlikely he ever granted anyone bail, locked them up, or acquitted them. So as well as failing the taste test, this post also fails the relevance test.

IP

bundah 10:11 pm 16 Jul 13

farnarkler said :

The judiciary in the ACT need to be reminded of what happened to Justice Ray Watson’s wife.

You don’t seriously think that bringing up the circumstances of what occurred to his wife is in any way going to change the attitude of the judiciary here,do you? Sure there is little doubt in my mind that Len Warwick is one of worst,vindictive,human beings this country has ever seen,who,remarkably, has not been brought to justice for his horrendous crimes against the judiciary and others some 30 years ago.

Besides you need to remember that Tezza Higgins was given a severe flogging by one of his drug addicted sons and it didn’t change his sentencing approach one bit.

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