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David Eastman comes home

By johnboy - 28 May 2009 57

The ABC informs us that one of Canberra’s loopier, more colourful convicted killers has come home to Canberra at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

With his 1995 sentence of life imprisonment without parole for the murder of the Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester (those were the days in the ACT Judiciary) one can only hope he likes it there.

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David Eastman comes home
bigred 6:48 pm 28 May 09

so what would you use to describe him then andy pandy? Hope he is reading this!

andy pandy 6:37 pm 28 May 09

the term nutter doesn’t do him justice he is a truly dangerous person who should never be allowed in society again. I had dealings with him as an young-mid teen, due to my fathers then position in the federal gov. and his habit of randomly calling anyone he thought had influence in his cause and making threats through their children. He was certainly capable of what he was convicted of and a lot more.

bigred 6:17 pm 28 May 09

I am entirely convinced Eastman is one of the greatest nutters to ever walk the streets of this town. The very mention of him brings terror to people who ever had a dealing with him. Nutter!

… but the questions about his guilt persist.

Deadmandrinking 5:35 pm 28 May 09

He’s a top-class patsy.

peterh 4:47 pm 28 May 09

barking toad said :

With our mayor inspired human rights motel with internet access he’ll be on RA soon.

It will be a matter of working out which nutter personality he uses from one day to the next.

sounds like a new game we can all play…

Thumper 4:28 pm 28 May 09

Yep, a truly nasty piece, even if he is just a nutter, and seriously should never be allowed out in society.

Skidbladnir 4:16 pm 28 May 09

bah, left out a “more than” and and “only” when talking about Eastman.

Should read…
David Eastman: Although apparently more than just a bit strange, is still only a convicted murderer with a tendency to tilt at windmills.

barking toad 4:09 pm 28 May 09

With our mayor inspired human rights motel with internet access he’ll be on RA soon.

It will be a matter of working out which nutter personality he uses from one day to the next.

ant 3:47 pm 28 May 09

When Eastman was taken into custody for the Winchester matter, he had something like 300 separate charges pending against him for various court-able offences, such as alleged assault. One of those charges was lodged by teh manager of teh office I worked in, after Eastman attacked him and bashed him (I saw it).

When one of teh staff called teh police, the officers who attended both had black hats on, and both knew him. As they took him away, he snarled at the woman who’d phoned police (who was heavily pregnant) “I’ll get you later you (insult)”. As he was the prime suspect in the Winchester case at that time, it was not a pleasant threat to have made and she collapsed in tears and shock a short time later.

This was the kind of thing Eastman spent his days doing.

He probably didn’t commit the murder he was convicted of, and I don’t care.

BTW, it’s been reported that his bestest friend in gaol is none other than one Ivan Milat.

Skidbladnir 3:46 pm 28 May 09

if he is loopy, shouldn’t he be in a mental health facility (if we had any)?

Just as ‘better’ is not ‘good’ (one is a comparitive adjective for relative concepts, the other is a definite adjective), ‘loopier’ is not ‘loopy’.

Glen Porritt: Subject of an involuntary mental health order (in the eyes of the law, sufficiently mentally disturbed to just be convicted of criminal negligence, instead of a convicted murderer)
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24141664-5006009,00.html

David Eastman: Although apparently just a bit strange, is still a convicted murderer with a tendency to tilt at windmills.

How the Police tell the story on their website
Eastman’s Last Gasp
Eastman Beats a Dead Horse

Jim Jones 3:40 pm 28 May 09

From Crikey:

Eastman is regarded by prison officers as the most difficult inmate in custody in NSW and news of his transfer generated such elation they even thought of forming a guard of honor to say goodbye.

Since his conviction 14 years ago, Eastman has constantly complained about his treatment. He has filed an avalanche of complaints accusing officers of assault, physical and verbal abuse and improper treatment. Officers in the maximum security area at Goulburn Jail frequently become so distressed during the time they are rostered to supervise Eastman that they need time off to recover.

NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham gave an unusually frank assessment of Eastman’s transfer to the ACT saying: “Good riddance?—?we can’t wait to get rid of the arseh-le.”

By all accounts, the guy is a complete nutsack. I used to date a girl who he was semi-stalking, she swears that he was a stark raving loony.

54-11 3:36 pm 28 May 09

If he’s not guilty of this, then he’s guilty of being a major serial pest. Either way, we’re better off without him amongst us.

barking toad 3:35 pm 28 May 09

We don”t have loony bins anymore. They were all closed and the inhabitants released into society and end up clogging up the health system or gaols.

Gaol is the appropriate place for Eastman.

Unfortunately, the system at our new motel will suit his tactics.

PBO 3:32 pm 28 May 09

I still have my doubts of him being the actual guilty party.

farq 3:22 pm 28 May 09

if he is loopy, shouldn’t he be in a mental health facility (if we had any)?

sending him to prison as punishment is sort of like punishing the sick for being sick.

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