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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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58 Responses to
Eastman “Tired, Stressed” preparing for murder appeal
BerraBoy68 6:39 pm 11 Jul 09

For god sake. If he’s moved to softer lodgings over this I’ll have to think about leaving Canberra. This is rediculous.

Kim F 5:48 pm 11 Jul 09

Sharing a “cottage” with Eastman could be considered “harsh and cruel” punishment for the othr inmates.

goose 5:33 pm 11 Jul 09

Bring back the death penalty, this toss deserves it.

barking toad 5:24 pm 11 Jul 09

The mayor’s human rights motel is the perfect environment for Eastman in his manic quest to create havoc.

This is just the start.

vg 2:58 pm 11 Jul 09

Rot in hell David

Ned 2:48 pm 11 Jul 09

Pandy asks: So he is buggered?

Quite probably since he’s been in jail for 14 years.

Pandy 2:43 pm 11 Jul 09

So he is buggered?

Ned 1:45 pm 11 Jul 09

Eastman is deadset mad and society is probably better off for him being in the slammer for years. However, having sat through almost all of his trial, I believe he should never have been convicted on the evidence presented. Had he mountd a proper defence (ie; allowed cross-examination of certain key witness and refrained from sacking his legal team at every opportunity)he might not be in the position he’s currently in. Sometimes fools have to be protected from themselves.

pptvb 12:54 pm 11 Jul 09


monomania 12:08 pm 11 Jul 09

Probably Kostka Chute preying to loudly in the next cell.

missalli 11:43 am 11 Jul 09

I cant believe this matter is before the court.

sepi 11:42 am 11 Jul 09

He makes a valid point that combining difficult prisoners and vulnerable prisoners needing protection in one spot is problematic.

The cottages require 5 prisoners to share like a share house. I imagine Eastman could find sharing difficult.

Ozi 11:40 am 11 Jul 09

Heaven forbid prison should INCONVENIENCE the convicted killer of a Police boss! He is no doubt playing silly buggers with the process. That, and the cottages are 4.5 star accommodation compared to the 3 star regular cells.

Wraith 11:39 am 11 Jul 09

Eastman and the term silly buggers go together no matter what the context.

Lets hope Higgins doesn’t preside on this one………………..

NickD 11:01 am 11 Jul 09

It’s safe to assume that he’s playing silly buggers.

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