In my opinion, nothing thrills ACT court watchers like seeing the name Massey come up.
The ABC reports that Matthew James Massey from Ngunnawal has now been released from custody after waiting 424 days for the completion of his trial for receiving a stolen trailer:
- Today in sentencing, the ACT Supreme Court heard Massey had spent 424 days in jail since being charged with the offence.
During that time Massey was also facing eight charges relating to the robbery of a Kippax jewellery store in August 2007.
Justice Malcolm Gray ordered a stay of that trial last month after it was revealed a backpack and tools allegedly carried by the offender were not forensically examined for fingerprints or DNA.
Three months for the trailer, released (somewhat reasonably) for time already served.