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Matthew James Massey released

johnboy 17 March 2009 44

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.


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vg vg 2:47 pm 19 Apr 09

Deadmandrinking said :

TAD said :

because Massey is as tough as a Mars Bar left in a hot car.

Like to see you have a go at him.

But, yeah, it’s sad, but the Massey family isn’t exactly going to be rehabilitated anytime soon.

Never a truer word said about that gentleman, and trust me, he ain’t a hard man

sunshine sunshine 2:43 pm 19 Apr 09

BerraBoy68 said :

What’s wrong with you people? It obvious Massey just wanted help with some late night gardening, hence the need to have a shovel in the car. The duct tape was obviously needed in case the shovel broke (even Bunnings is closed at night).

ROFLMAO love it Berra. you hit the nail right on the head

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:56 am 16 Apr 09

What’s wrong with you people? It obvious Massey just wanted help with some late night gardening, hence the need to have a shovel in the car. The duct tape was obviously needed in case the shovel broke (even Bunnings is closed at night).

joy123 joy123 12:42 am 16 Apr 09

Yeah well he hasn’t murdered anyone yet!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 10:12 pm 15 Apr 09

TAD said :

because Massey is as tough as a Mars Bar left in a hot car.

Like to see you have a go at him.

But, yeah, it’s sad, but the Massey family isn’t exactly going to be rehabilitated anytime soon.

bd84 bd84 9:59 pm 15 Apr 09

We always knew the extra time spent in the big house for his last offence was going to be made up at a later time. Personally it would probably be better if they just threw away the key.

TAD TAD 9:58 pm 15 Apr 09

because Massey is as tough as a Mars Bar left in a hot car.

sepi sepi 9:24 pm 15 Apr 09

Wow – how did the guy get away I wonder?

Ian Ian 8:44 pm 15 Apr 09

Wow, surprise, surprise. Habitual criminal has a habit of committing crimes.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:31 pm 15 Apr 09

sunshine said :

not released anymore; lovely guy has been arrested for kidnap
Man charged with kidnapping a month after release from jail
A Canberra man has been remanded in custody a month after being released from jail for allegedly kidnapping a man.

Matthew Massey, 33, from Ngunnawal, was released from custody in March after spending 424 days in jail.

Massey was arrested on Tuesday morning after police caught him carrying a knife and capsicum spray.

He was released, and allegedly went to a man’s workplace in Fyshwick later that afternoon and forced him into a car.

The victim was told to lie down in the back of the vehicle where he noticed a shovel and duct tape under the front seat.

The man says he heard Massey say he had a shotgun in his car and he hoped he had a big mouth to eat both barrels.

The ACT Magistrates Court heard that the man feared for his safety and told police he had been hit with a baseball bat the previous day.

It is believed Massey had been using the drugs GHB and ice.

Massey has been charged with kidnap, unlawful confinement and possessing prohibited weapons.

Magistrate John Burns refused him bail on the grounds that he might interfere with witnesses or re-offend, saying he had a lengthy criminal history for violent offences and is on parole for armed robbery.

Who needs ‘Underbelly’?

sunshine sunshine 7:26 pm 15 Apr 09

not released anymore; lovely guy has been arrested for kidnap
Man charged with kidnapping a month after release from jail
A Canberra man has been remanded in custody a month after being released from jail for allegedly kidnapping a man.

Matthew Massey, 33, from Ngunnawal, was released from custody in March after spending 424 days in jail.

Massey was arrested on Tuesday morning after police caught him carrying a knife and capsicum spray.

He was released, and allegedly went to a man’s workplace in Fyshwick later that afternoon and forced him into a car.

The victim was told to lie down in the back of the vehicle where he noticed a shovel and duct tape under the front seat.

The man says he heard Massey say he had a shotgun in his car and he hoped he had a big mouth to eat both barrels.

The ACT Magistrates Court heard that the man feared for his safety and told police he had been hit with a baseball bat the previous day.

It is believed Massey had been using the drugs GHB and ice.

Massey has been charged with kidnap, unlawful confinement and possessing prohibited weapons.

Magistrate John Burns refused him bail on the grounds that he might interfere with witnesses or re-offend, saying he had a lengthy criminal history for violent offences and is on parole for armed robbery.

sunshine sunshine 7:39 pm 09 Apr 09

mr grumpy said :

don`t fine the parents,shoot the criminals.cameliri,beckett,whetherall,hagen,massey,porritt,rebels,hinton,

you do your name justice…mr grumpy

sunshine sunshine 7:37 pm 09 Apr 09

unfortunately he is the person his reputation and the public have created. the only way for matt to get to where he truly wants (out of the crim life) is to leave this town.

Granny Granny 12:42 am 30 Mar 09

I’m not saying don’t treat him with dignity and respect, just be careful what you bring into your life.

We once had one of my daughters go out and get an illegal backyard tattoo at 15. Next second the guy who did it was threatening her thirteen year old sister’s life because she had told us about it. It was a nightmare that we didn’t expect and didn’t ask for, and affected everybody.

It only takes one person in the family to open the door to trouble and it does walk in. For everybody, including the kids!

It doesn’t have to be an intimate relationship. It can just be friendship that causes problems.

I was once asked to babysit a friend’s three children so she could go off and pursue a romantic interest she’d cherished since childhood in one of her teachers, who happened to be a priest.

Next thing I knew her ex-husband was yelling up and down the street in a violent and threatening manner. I was terrified!

I didn’t cut the friendship off, but when she moved house I certainly didn’t pursue it. There were no hard feelings, simply that some people are good for you and others are not. Some people bring good things into your life and others don’t.

But I’m not your mother, and it’s not my place to tell you what to do. I just hope it’s a meeting you don’t live to regret.

Take care,
Love Granny

mr grumpy mr grumpy 11:14 pm 29 Mar 09

don`t fine the parents,shoot the criminals.cameliri,beckett,whetherall,hagen,massey,porritt,rebels,hinton,

mr grumpy mr grumpy 11:06 pm 29 Mar 09

shoot him

ant ant 10:59 pm 29 Mar 09

lanyon chick said :

but they are all someones child.

Now you’re onto something. I agree, we should fine parents who breed criminals, and that way the law-abiding taxpayers won’t be saddled with the expense of dealing with their activities.

lanyon chick lanyon chick 10:43 pm 29 Mar 09

were not talking about violent psychopaths!

SheepGroper SheepGroper 10:39 pm 29 Mar 09

lanyon chick said :

but they are all someones child.

So what? Every human is someone’s spawn, that doesn’t mean violent psychopaths should be treated with anything but caution.

lanyon chick lanyon chick 10:11 pm 29 Mar 09

wow, what a response. im in a happy relationship of 19 years, not inerested in him! and by his background of armed robs and stuff, dont think he needs my money! Granny, i know all about it too, my brother was running on the wrong side of the law too and unfortunatley this life led to his murder in November 2008, but they are all someones child.

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