Kai Yuen pleads guilty to the Hughes shooting

johnboy 18 February 2013 22

The ABC has word that the trial for the murder of Brendan Scott Walsh in 2010 has come to a speedier than expected conclusion:

The man accused of murdering Brendan Scott Walsh in Canberra’s south two years ago has pleaded guilty just a week out from his trial.

Mr Welsh was shot in the chest with a double barrel shotgun as he sat in his car at the Hughes shops in May 2010.

Kai Yuen, 28, was charged with his murder and had been due to stand trial next week after pleading not guilty.

The ACT Supreme Court trial was to take eight weeks with more than 100 witnesses.

But in a surprise move today Yuen changed his plea to guilty, avoiding a trial.

Sentencing will be in April. Alleged conspirators Cameron Ashcroft and Todd Elphick are still awaiting trial.


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Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 1:58 pm 18 Feb 13

Had he pleaded guilty at his first court appearance, he’d probably be out by now…

pptvb pptvb 2:20 pm 18 Feb 13

Is almost 3 years to get to trial normal?
This seems a long time to me.

bundah bundah 3:14 pm 18 Feb 13

johnboy said :

Normal in what passes for justice in the ACT.

Exactly and here’s another example of how the wheels of justice roll at a snails pace:

On Sept 13 2009 Troy Wilson rolled his 4WD killing his wife and was charged with Negligent Driving Occasioning Death but was found not guilty on 31 January 2013.That’s over 3 years and he got off to boot!

bundah bundah 3:29 pm 18 Feb 13

Oh i’ve got another one for ya which is an absolute cracker.

Jonathan Crowley was shot by police on 11 December 2001 leaving him with Quadriplegia.He sued for damages in 2002 and for reasons unknown the trial did not begin until 19 May 2008.After 10 sitting days it was adjourned until 24 February 2009.It then resumed and proceeded for a further 12 days until 19 March 2009 whereby the trial judge Penfold reserved her decision and then more than two years later ie. 10 June 2011 wrongly awarded Crowley $8m in compensation.Now that’s an absolute cracker especially given that on 17 December 2012 the Court of Appeal overturned the decision!

dungfungus dungfungus 3:44 pm 18 Feb 13

Pork Hunt said :

Had he pleaded guilty at his first court appearance, he’d probably be out by now…

He will probably get remission for “good behaviour” now.

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 6:04 pm 18 Feb 13

johnboy said :

Normal in what passes for justice in the ACT.

At least it made it to court yes?

IrishPete IrishPete 9:49 pm 18 Feb 13

They weren’t arrested until August 2010 http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/two-men-accused-of-canberra-mans-murder-20100812-120d7.html, so more like 2.5 years – still nothing to boast about.

IP

IrishPete IrishPete 9:50 pm 18 Feb 13

dungfungus said :

Pork Hunt said :

Had he pleaded guilty at his first court appearance, he’d probably be out by now…

He will probably get remission for “good behaviour” now.

Unlikely given his behaviour in prison.

IP

crazycanberra crazycanberra 10:25 am 19 Feb 13

R.i.p brendan <3 the putrid weak piece of s*** will get what he deserves! Now all of ur family and other pieces of s*** that thought u didn't do it or had reason for it now know how weak and low you are hope u rot in hell Kai

jasonbrown jasonbrown 12:49 pm 19 Feb 13

sucko welshy!

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 1:12 pm 19 Feb 13

crazycanberra said :

R.i.p brendan <3 the putrid weak piece of s*** will get what he deserves! Now all of ur family and other pieces of s*** that thought u didn't do it or had reason for it now know how weak and low you are hope u rot in hell Kai

I’m guessing it’s in Klingon, can someone translate it into Earth language?

PBO PBO 1:42 pm 19 Feb 13

crazycanberra said :

R.i.p brendan <3 the putrid weak piece of s*** will get what he deserves! Now all of ur family and other pieces of s*** that thought u didn't do it or had reason for it now know how weak and low you are hope u rot in hell Kai

From what I gather from that message is that Crazycanberra’s dealer got shot, died and therefore was in no position to score any more stuff and she/he had to go a few days sober. Touching…….

Thats what happens when you live in the “Ice” universe, Crazycanberra.

c_c™ c_c™ 2:42 pm 19 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

crazycanberra said :

R.i.p brendan <3 the putrid weak piece of s*** will get what he deserves! Now all of ur family and other pieces of s*** that thought u didn't do it or had reason for it now know how weak and low you are hope u rot in hell Kai

I’m guessing it’s in Klingon, can someone translate it into Earth language?

Nah, Boganese. Klingon has better syntax.

…vetlh ta’be ta oH joq ghajta meq vaD oH DaH Sov chay je SoH oH tul Daq

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 2:45 pm 19 Feb 13

PBO said :

Thats what happens when you live in the “Ice” universe, Crazycanberra.

Ah hanging with his hommies in downtown south Belco, that cat is ballin’, be flossin’ ice. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game. He’ll be there, fo’ sheezy, we go back to when I was a lower-case G. You’re my dirty, man , I’m out. One.

etc.

Alderney Alderney 3:09 pm 19 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

PBO said :

Thats what happens when you live in the “Ice” universe, Crazycanberra.

Ah hanging with his hommies in downtown south Belco, that cat is ballin’, be flossin’ ice. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game. He’ll be there, fo’ sheezy, we go back to when I was a lower-case G. You’re my dirty, man , I’m out. One.

etc.

WTF?

DrKoresh DrKoresh 3:29 pm 19 Feb 13

People getting killed over trivial bulls*** is always sad. Presumably Kai will serve a fair whack of his life in the AMC but the cycle will still continue. That’s the most tragic thing.

PBO PBO 3:36 pm 19 Feb 13

Alderney said :

Ben_Dover said :

PBO said :

Thats what happens when you live in the “Ice” universe, Crazycanberra.

Ah hanging with his hommies in downtown south Belco, that cat is ballin’, be flossin’ ice. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game. He’ll be there, fo’ sheezy, we go back to when I was a lower-case G. You’re my dirty, man , I’m out. One.

etc.

WTF?

Ummm Hughes is in South Canberra…………I am so geographicaly embarrassed for you. But I do agree, WTF??? Does this thread say free Ice or something?

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 3:52 pm 19 Feb 13

Alderney said :

WTF?

You obviously don’t speak the lingua franca of the mean streets of middle class Canberra, not like my friend “crazycanberra” and I.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 5:01 pm 19 Feb 13

PBO said :

Ummm Hughes is in South Canberra…………I am so geographicaly embarrassed for you.

Me an mi hommies, we get around. Me woz failed by da skool system and hated every minute me spent in da classroom. In fact added together, dat time woz probly da most borin 3 hours of me life – altho me do still go to a skool re-union every second Monday at Canberra Centrelink… As well as bein unemployed – i iz also got a lot off well important careers. As head of Da West Canberra Massive, me control da most peace lovin and violent gang in da hole of ACT.

jasonbrown jasonbrown 11:28 pm 19 Feb 13

how many times did brendan see his kids between when he was released in january and when he was shot in may? top shelf father and all around good bloke. bull****! welshy stole oxygen with every breath. hope kai gets 10 on the bottom. people live a drug lifestyle and then cry foul when it gets real.

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