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Another Eastman inquiry

By johnboy 10 August 2012 47

The ABC has the exciting news that Canberra is going to have another inquiry into the murder conviction of David Harold Eastman:

Eastman is serving a life sentence for the murder of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester after a jury found him guilty in 1995.

Mr Winchester was shot dead near his home in 1989.

Eastman has mounted several challenges to his conviction, including in the High Court.

Justice Shane Marshall today ordered a fresh inquiry saying there are questions about whether Eastman is guilty.


UPDATE 10/08/12 17:50: Simon Corbell has announced it’s going to be a bigger inquiry than seen previously:

“His Honour’s order does not identify the doubt or question in relation to Mr Eastman’s conviction into which the inquiry is to be undertaken, and accordingly the scope of the inquiry will be broader than that previously conducted by Acting Justice Miles into Mr Eastman’s fitness to plead.”

Mr Corbell said the ACT Government would make arrangements to appoint an inquiry.

“I have already spoken with senior executives in the Justice and Community Safety Directorate to ensure that processes are underway to appoint an inquiry, and for it to occur in a timely fashion,” he said.

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unclebill 11:20 am 22 Aug 12

An interesting but totally incorrect interpretation of my original thread, I was pointing out the likelihood of two people involved in alleged high profile cover-ups living side by side. Also that the longer it takes for inquiry to commence the less likely people will be around to give evidence.

HenryBG 4:03 pm 20 Aug 12

unclebill said :

It’s a long involved story read those old Canberra Times, articles not the Percy ones. AFP don’t believe Percy killed Redston & don’t even know if he ever came to Canberra , read any of the reports or books on the subject, the Percy stuff is another way of “solving” all those cases without actually doing anything. Note how he has never appeared in the dock for any of the inquests, but psychs say he isn’t suffering from mental illness!.
Percy couldn’t drive in 1966, can you imagine a teenager riding around on a pushbike with a dead kid rolled up in carpet, looking for a place to dump him??

Uh, I see – you think Eastman dunnit?

I see why would you think that – the MO is almost the same: shooting one assistant commissioner in the head with two shots from a sawn-off rrifle in 1989 and trussing up one teenager before strangling him in 1966. Totally a pattern there.

In fact, you’ve just qualified to get a job with the AFP in their Fit-Up Squad.

unclebill 3:33 pm 20 Aug 12

It’s a long involved story read those old Canberra Times, articles not the Percy ones. AFP don’t believe Percy killed Redston & don’t even know if he ever came to Canberra , read any of the reports or books on the subject, the Percy stuff is another way of “solving” all those cases without actually doing anything. Note how he has never appeared in the dock for any of the inquests, but psychs say he isn’t suffering from mental illness!.
Percy couldn’t drive in 1966, can you imagine a teenager riding around on a pushbike with a dead kid rolled up in carpet, looking for a place to dump him??

HenryBG 2:49 pm 20 Aug 12

unclebill said :

I guess the inquiry will want a statement from his then 60 year old red-haired next-door neighbour who just coincidentally was the ex-wife of accused Redston murderer (see Canberra Times of October 2003 that it seems we can no longer read online). Hint…she is in Nambour hospital.

Huh? Derek Percy was in prison in Victoria at the time of the Winchester murder.

What are you? Some kind of nutter?

unclebill 1:25 pm 20 Aug 12

I guess the inquiry will want a statement from his then 60 year old red-haired next-door neighbour who just coincidentally was the ex-wife of accused Redston murderer (see Canberra Times of October 2003 that it seems we can no longer read online). Hint…she is in Nambour hospital.

HenryBG 1:38 pm 15 Aug 12

unclebill said :

Further questions, why would it take 6 years (1989-95) to establish a case against a mentally ill amateur assassin when you have unlimited budget & supposedly expert investigators from our top police force? Why was it necessary for them to as admitted “drive Eastman nuts” by following him around & making him hear “voices” in his apartment & other ridiculous stunts. Why is it necessary to have people keep telling us what an arsehole he was & probably still is? Arsehole does not always = murderer.

They were waiting for the previous owner of the Ruger to die, so they could ignore his inconvenient evidence and replace it with a fabrication from a different witness.

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