Kingston Murder Accused Not Guilty

johnboy 28 February 2011 63

The ABC is reporting that the woman accused of the Kingston murder two years ago has been found not guilty, having successfully argued self defence before Chief Justice Terence Higgins.

It’s a shame in our system young Cameron Anderson was not represented.


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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:45 pm 08 Mar 11

JC said :

harvyk1 said :

Lets take a step back here,
I agree that judges are way too soft on people whom are actually guilty. But this woman has proven in a court of law that the act was in self defence.

If she was guilty, and was then given a slap on the wrist, then sure, demand her blood. But also keep in mind, not everyone who goes infront of the courts are infact guilty. (ourts are pretty much a safeguard so that innocent people don’t get punished.

Self defence based on one side of the story only.

Plus evidence of forced sexual intercourse.

chewy14 chewy14 2:24 pm 08 Mar 11

Look,
i’ve read the judgement and understand how Higgins came up with his decision. There were however many inconsistencies in this case and the stories told by many witnesses that don’t fit.
As I said in the other thread on the the Russell Field case, I think that the pendulum has swung too far in self defence cases.
If you can show that you are paranoid enough, then you can employ this defence.

Erg0 Erg0 1:57 pm 08 Mar 11

PBO said :

AT the end of the day she murdered someone, that is no wild conclusion.

There’s just no helping some people, is there?

PBO PBO 1:47 pm 08 Mar 11

Monster of the Deep said :

This is why all you people shouldn’t be questioning the decisions of the judge. You obviously haven’t heard the evidence and yet you’re drawing wild conclusions from the snippets you see in the media.

1. She did call 000 and reported stabbing a man who had raped her.
2. The police found Cameron Anderson’s body that morning around 7 am if I remember correctly.
3. There was a medical examination that day. The accused had high vaginal bleeding and a 1cm tear to her perineum, which is of course indicative of her having been forcibly raped.

AT the end of the day she murdered someone, that is no wild conclusion.

Monster of the Deep Monster of the Deep 1:05 pm 08 Mar 11

Sleaz274 said :

I also read the articles online and here and didn’t find the timeline that clearcut regarding her contacting police at all. If she had dialed 000 shortly after the attack then it seems strange that it took 3 weeks from the murder (3 Sept) to the police taking DNA evidence from a person of interest (24 Sept) after being identified on CCTV and by pub patrons and staff. I’d also imagine that the victim would have been found more swiftly as he hadn’t even made it out of the park due to the fatal wounds if the accused rang 000 to report a rape and stabbing. I would have thought police would have found him within an hour or so and herself shortly after. It is confirmed that he called 000 twice but was unable to speak and died fairly swiftly from his wounds. I am unable to confirm at all if she even contacted police, emergency staff etc.

The fact that 3 weeks afterwards she maintains a claim of sexual assault leads to all this conjecture because if she had rang 000 immediately after the attack police/hospital staff would have been able to collect physical evidence of the sexual assault.

This is why all you people shouldn’t be questioning the decisions of the judge. You obviously haven’t heard the evidence and yet you’re drawing wild conclusions from the snippets you see in the media.

1. She did call 000 and reported stabbing a man who had raped her.
2. The police found Cameron Anderson’s body that morning around 7 am if I remember correctly.
3. There was a medical examination that day. The accused had high vaginal bleeding and a 1cm tear to her perineum, which is of course indicative of her having been forcibly raped.

hk0reduck hk0reduck 6:43 pm 07 Mar 11
cleo cleo 1:39 am 04 Mar 11

Ops ops! yes consensual, up to late on computer! lol

Heavs Heavs 3:45 pm 02 Mar 11

Diggety said :

A few legal questions for anyone who can answer (pref. accurately):

1. Are the Anderson family and/or DPP able to appeal?
2. If an appeal is granted, are they able to request a jury?

1a. No.
1b. Yes.
2. No

Diggety Diggety 3:01 pm 02 Mar 11

A few legal questions for anyone who can answer (pref. accurately):

1. Are the Anderson family and/or DPP able to appeal?
2. If an appeal is granted, are they able to request a jury?

Vix Vix 1:10 pm 02 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

cleo said :

Opps I mean concessional sex

I don’t think you do…

lol…

Erg0 Erg0 8:57 am 02 Mar 11

Sleaz274 said :

I’d tend to disagree with you there. This is quoted from the Canberra Times today.

”The evidence taken as a whole supports the conclusion it was the deceased who forced sexual intercourse upon the accused,” he said (Higgins).

”The probability is that Mr Anderson would have been charged with sexual assault.”

As has been shown by this case, there’s a pretty big gap between charging someone and finding them guilty. That said, I haven’t got an in-depth knowledge of the specifics, so I won’t comment any further.

cleo said :

Opps I mean concessional sex

I think you meant “consensual”.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:55 am 02 Mar 11

cleo said :

Opps I mean concessional sex

I don’t think you do…

JC JC 4:14 am 02 Mar 11

harvyk1 said :

Lets take a step back here,
I agree that judges are way too soft on people whom are actually guilty. But this woman has proven in a court of law that the act was in self defence.

If she was guilty, and was then given a slap on the wrist, then sure, demand her blood. But also keep in mind, not everyone who goes infront of the courts are infact guilty. (ourts are pretty much a safeguard so that innocent people don’t get punished.

Self defence based on one side of the story only.

cleo cleo 2:35 am 02 Mar 11

Mr Gillespie # 29

If the trials in 2010 had jury and judge, the murderer wouldn’t have a hope in hell, as that is where he will end up, ” JUSTICE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY” and he will if god has anything to do with it.

cleo cleo 2:32 am 02 Mar 11

Opps I mean concessional sex

cleo cleo 2:28 am 02 Mar 11

Cameron is not here so he cannot tell us what happened, only two know what happened,and one is not here.
It’s a pity that young woman did not report to the rape crisis people, and have medical attention, as to whether she was raped or had conventional sex.

Mystery2Me Mystery2Me 11:16 pm 01 Mar 11

I really just think it’s sad all round. Firstly, Cameron Anderson’s family have suffered a tragic loss. An experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Secondly, if this girl has done this in cold blood, well she’s has to maintain a lie of the worst kind for the rest of her life. If it was self-defence, then that’s a traumatic memory that no amount of time will heal. There are no winners in this situation.

Spideydog Spideydog 10:44 pm 01 Mar 11

chrisi said :

Stabbed him 8 times while on top of him…. yep, thats self defence with resonable force alright. Higgins is so out of touch its not funny. Actually, its sad. But what do you expect, he was actually sleeping through parts of the case. Dont believe me, ask people who were in the courtroom during the case. Pathetic.

Whilst a defendant is expected and required to have a fair trial, I do believe a person who has lost their life deserves one too. If you are the SOLE decider for a case, your full attention has to be for ALL the facts presented.

Tooks Tooks 8:47 pm 01 Mar 11

cranky said :

and it should have read ‘lady’s”

When the hell are we going to get an edit facility?

When you pay for a premium membership, cheapskate!!

cranky cranky 7:58 pm 01 Mar 11

and it should have read ‘lady’s”

When the hell are we going to get an edit facility?

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