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Eastman “Tired, Stressed” preparing for murder appeal

By sunshine 11 July 2009 58

David Eastman has told the ACT Supreme Court he should be moved to a quieter part of the Alexander Maconochie Centre, so he can prepare for another legal fight against his conviction according to the ABC.

    Appearing in the Supreme Court, Eastman says he wants to be moved to one of the prison’s cottages.

    He said the level of noise and disruption in his unit is extremely tiring and stressful and it is interfering with his preparations for an appeal against an earlier judgement not to allow him an inquest into his original conviction.

[ED – Is it really a mad house out there? Or is Eastman once again playing silly buggers with process?]

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S4anta 1:17 pm 23 Oct 09

Liberator said :

Bible quotes should be accurate. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” Apologies

Here’s another bible quote that is appropriate here:

“…and they lived happily after”.

Muttsybignuts 12:25 pm 23 Oct 09

I blame the hat he always wears. Makes him look dodgy.

PBO 10:58 am 23 Oct 09

It has been reported that David Eastman is preparing another appeal to have his case reviewed.

What if he is actually innocent? What would happen then?

DJ 10:54 pm 28 Aug 09

bigred said :

be careful farq in contemplating the ordinariness of the police. It is all the fault of the judiciary. Now repeat afer me, cops = perfection, judiciary = crap.

Ignorance is bliss is it not?

doves2 10:18 pm 28 Aug 09

Anna Key

How about Eastman shared with McDougall

Thumper 10:05 pm 28 Aug 09

Got agree with VG. Eastman was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

No ifs or buts. Beyond reasonable doubt.

vg 7:39 pm 28 Aug 09

Funny how you refer to others as ‘intellectual indigents’ after saying this

“I remain flabergasted that a jury was able to convict him beyond any shadow of a doubt.”

Firstly Eastman was tried and convicted by Judge only, and secondly no jury ever convicts anyone ‘beyond a shadow of a doubt’. It is beyond reasonable doubt. If it was as you ascribe no one would be convicted anywhere of anything.

Better to keep quiet and let people think you are stupid rather than……………….

Justice did prevail champion

Deadmandrinking 7:09 pm 28 Aug 09

I agree Berraboy, he needs to be in an institution, or in the care of someone and on medication. It does show, however, how freedoms under our legal system can sometimes disadvantage those with mental illness.

BerraBoy68 2:58 pm 28 Aug 09

Liberator said :

I think he is innocent because of matters ‘aired’ in the media which had certain police officers proposing an alternative to Mr. Eastman as being responsible for the crime, as well as I am unaware of any evidence ever being presented to the courts linking Mr. Eastman to the crime.
The type of investigation carried on by some police officers was not impartial, and appears to have had an underlying agenda. Get some person to attest to something that could be purported as Mr. Eastman possibly being connected to an element of the investigation. These days, you might call it a C.I.A type of investigation. Criminals Incorporated America.
I remain flabergasted that a jury was able to convict him beyond any shadow of a doubt. Clearly to me, not only were corrupt police involoved in prosecuting the matter, I suspect there must have been corruption in the jury process. It would be interesting to hear what each of the jurors has to say about the matter, and even though it is against the Law, find out on what grounds that they found Mr. Eastman guilty.
With respect to Mr. Eastman’s state of mind, I am not aware that other than Mr. Eastman himself claiming he was not fit to enter a plea in the matter, no other ruling has listed him as mentally incompetant. Thus, the defamatory remarks made about a persons character are probably a contravention of the rules governing posts on “the riot act”.
And besides, are those inferences of a medical nature.
If Mr. Eastman is innocent of the charges brought against him, and I believe he is, then the slanderous inuendo made against him is a reflection of the intellectual capacity of those making those remarks.
Because I am prohibited under the rules for lodging posts, I am unable to call them ‘scumbag liars’, but must constrain myself to terms like ‘intellectual indigents’.
May justice prevail!

Just because you don’t like the argument, doesn’t mean you have to attack the person making it, liberator. That sounds a lot like Eastman’s own behavior in past years. The guy may well be innocent (I have my doubts about one or two things that happened during the investigation) but he certainly did everything possible to make himself out to be at best loopy or at worst unpredictable and dangerous.

I think he’s mentally ill and best kept somewhere where he can be monitored. I know of occasions before Winchester’s murder where he tried to beat up a union official trying to help him, he walked inside Immigration trying to set fire to garbage cans and also barged into a CSIRO senior mangers office one day, ripped open filing cabinets throwing papers around while demanding the return of ‘his’ work. Not entirely the actions of a well adjusted or ‘safe’ individual.

Hells_Bells74 12:35 pm 28 Aug 09

I have said a dozen things and deleted them.

All I can say in the end is well said Liberator and I have found myself thinking like that too.

Liberator 11:50 am 28 Aug 09

I think he is innocent because of matters ‘aired’ in the media which had certain police officers proposing an alternative to Mr. Eastman as being responsible for the crime, as well as I am unaware of any evidence ever being presented to the courts linking Mr. Eastman to the crime.
The type of investigation carried on by some police officers was not impartial, and appears to have had an underlying agenda. Get some person to attest to something that could be purported as Mr. Eastman possibly being connected to an element of the investigation. These days, you might call it a C.I.A type of investigation. Criminals Incorporated America.
I remain flabergasted that a jury was able to convict him beyond any shadow of a doubt. Clearly to me, not only were corrupt police involoved in prosecuting the matter, I suspect there must have been corruption in the jury process. It would be interesting to hear what each of the jurors has to say about the matter, and even though it is against the Law, find out on what grounds that they found Mr. Eastman guilty.
With respect to Mr. Eastman’s state of mind, I am not aware that other than Mr. Eastman himself claiming he was not fit to enter a plea in the matter, no other ruling has listed him as mentally incompetant. Thus, the defamatory remarks made about a persons character are probably a contravention of the rules governing posts on “the riot act”.
And besides, are those inferences of a medical nature.
If Mr. Eastman is innocent of the charges brought against him, and I believe he is, then the slanderous inuendo made against him is a reflection of the intellectual capacity of those making those remarks.
Because I am prohibited under the rules for lodging posts, I am unable to call them ‘scumbag liars’, but must constrain myself to terms like ‘intellectual indigents’.
May justice prevail!

PBO 2:06 pm 26 Aug 09

I think that he may be innocent as ther were a lot of dodgy cops around then, however i also think that he is nuttier than a chockito

Liberator 1:47 pm 26 Aug 09

Bible quotes should be accurate. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” Apologies

Liberator 1:45 pm 26 Aug 09

Clearly the ‘character assassination’ of Mr. Eastman has been successfully instilled in some peoples minds. If you were being ‘stitched up’ for an assassination (murder) you were not guilty of committing, your stress levels would probably have you spit the dummy occassionally, particularly if lies were being told about you in court.
I believe that the survey has insufficient options. Organised crime, yes. Italian hit-man, yes. Conspiracy by crooked cops, yes.
Colin Winchester was a good cop concerned about entrapment activities on the force. I believe that there are sufficient annomalies in the case against Mr. Eastman that infer that he was incorrectly convicted.
Remember Lindy Chamberlin. Not a contrivance as such, just incompetance. The credibility of our judicial system would be tarnished if Mr. Eastman is successful in his appeal. And he would be entitled to compensation under a variety of Legislation.
Again, how would you react to being ‘stitched up’ for a serious matter such as this?
Life in prison with no parole. That certainly puts an end to the matter, almost.
May God be with you Mr. Eastman with your appeal, if you are innocent. Thou shalt no bear false witness. You could find yourself in Hell.

Madame Workalot 8:34 am 13 Jul 09

Gee Farq and Bigred, you two should start your own supersquad! Saving the innocent people from the corrupt and cruel coppers….

Pandy 1:03 am 13 Jul 09

Admission: 20 years ago I met Eastman. He was on bail. He seemed nice enough. On the other hand I was told by a relative of a then worker in the DPP that he was feared in the DPP due to threats made. Was he mentally ill? Why would any sane man fire his defence attorneys unless they just could not give a shite helping in their eyes, a gulty man?

farq 11:22 pm 12 Jul 09

bigred said :

Farq, in my experience coppers think in terms of black and white.

don’t have to tell me that. you are preaching to the converted. they are people after all, and people have to sleep at night. in my humble opinion, for cops the difficult questions (like the actions of their own organisation) are best looked at in monochrome.

bigred said :

I doubt the questions will ever be answered.

never say never. we can live in hope.

canberra is well educated, the morbid side of us will be still wanting answers to this murder long after all the active participants are dead and gone, even decades from now.

this is one local case that the infamy of, and curiosity about will live on long after all of us.

we should settle it once and for all, now.

a full and open inquiry now while the outcome can have a meaningful outcome is the answer. the afp will never initiate anything in the eastman’s lifetime (god forbid it casts doubt on the case).

this murder deserves a well researched book. it would make a good topic for a journalist with not enough work (and no future in canberra).

bigred 9:52 pm 12 Jul 09

Farq, in my experience coppers think in terms of black and white. They do not understand the ambiguous. It is their culture. I doubt the questions will ever be answered.

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