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David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By Canfan - 22 August 2014 21

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today.

The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial.

Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible as witnesses are now dead, evidence has been destroyed and a jury free from prejudice would be difficult to find.

Eastman, who has spent more than 19 years behind bars, was not in court for today’s ruling.

Should David Eastman face a retrial?

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bundah 9:54 am 30 Aug 14

We now have a retired Victorian judge saying that the AFP are not the right agency to be investigating the ‘Ndrangheta theory. He believes an independent taskforce from Vic police should look into the mafia link with an impartial eye.

Sounds reasonable to me but I can’t imagine that the AFP would be too pleased with the recommendation.

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