Rebecca Anne Massey makes bail

johnboy 28 September 2009 67

The ABC brings word that the accused Charnwood stabber, Rebecca Anne Massey has been granted bail in the ACT Supreme Court by Justice Hilary Penfold after 11 months in custody on remand. (For those who came in late Rebecca is accused of the stabbing murder of Elizabeth Anne Booshand at Charnwood shops last July.)

    She said Massey is being affected by what appears to be excessive delays in bringing her case to trial, a process which could take up to two years.

    Massey will have to report daily to police, abide by a curfew and not carry a knife or weapon in a public place.

So… anyone want to run a book on when the first breach of bail will occur?

Time until Rebecca Massey breaches her bail?

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cleo cleo 12:33 am 28 Jun 10

Yes but is she being drug tested while out on bail?

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 2:06 pm 14 Jul 09

I like everything rickochet has to say. He/she has my vote for RActer of the month.

sunshine sunshine 1:47 pm 14 Jul 09

Anna Key said :

So is she back inside Casa de Massey yet or has she lasted one week?

she lasted a week – not back in side C de M as yet

Anna Key Anna Key 7:56 am 04 Jul 09

So is she back inside Casa de Massey yet or has she lasted one week?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 9:26 pm 03 Jul 09

Exactly Rikochet, who does?

What I’m trying to get across is that many people base their opinions of court decisions on summaries of what are very complex matters. You obviously have some prior experience with this woman, so your opinion in particular may be a little more informed. However, as far as I know, you have not been privy to every aspect of this current matter, so like us, you cannot possibly know what factors led to her successful bail. For all we know, you could be right, though…

And on the drugs thing, I was only pointing out that the way you phrased it seemed to say that everyone is nice when they’re not taking drugs. That’s clearly not the case.

rikochet rikochet 4:58 pm 03 Jul 09

Deadmandrinking said: An event like this could change a person dramatically. Or, of course she might not give a sh-t. I’m just saying that the media tends to generate characters around people. Of course, this lady has a reputation that she’s built up herself…but something as large as facing a long sentence for murder can really get people to take a good long look at themselves.

Ok, yes, maybe you’re right. Im not in Canberra and I dont know exactly what she is thinking or if the enormity of the crime has hit home for her. but sadly with the benefit of hindsight, I would lean more toward her enjoying the infamy of it.

For several different reasons I cannot give away too much about how she has been a part of my life, but I can tell you that for the last 18 years I have watched her evolve from a young girl infatuated by the criminal element and all its fake glory, to the selfish, egotistic, gangster wannabe she is today. She has never shown regret or remorse before , even when it pertained to her children, and those who trusted her.

You see, what you hear on T.V and read in the papers is not how it is. Sure there is fact, but it is laced with the authors opinions on the story and thats what takes it to the next stage, reputation, infamy, etc.
Believe me when I tell you, when you spend most of your life in and out of the courts, you know the system (and how to bend it your way) better than most lawyers.
You learn the loopholes, and how they can work for you.

Rebecca knows this all too well. And she will use everything she has at her disposal including her kids, to get out of this.. See what I mean… No remorse..

But again, I havent seen her since the crime and maybe she will stand tall and shock us all with a sudden show of humanity and genuine emotion.. Who knows?

rottweiler rottweiler 9:59 am 03 Jul 09

This women took the life of another weather she meant to or not $1000 bail is a joke.

And as for the drug and mental state defence … she wasn’t that far gone on them as she knew to flee the scene, get rid of the weapon, get someone to wash the clothes she was wearing and take them to the dump. And lastly probably threaten all witnesses.

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 2:57 am 03 Jul 09

Deadmandrinking said :

Whatever VG, I’m sure everyone shows the best aspects of their character when they have to deal with the police.

On the other side of the coin, I’d guess that you lead a pretty sheltered life compared with what most police officers see. And unlike these you are replying to, you probably don’t know much about this person that you haven’t heard though the media yourself.

Deadmandrinking said :

Rikochet, you seem like a more reasonable person to discuss this with. I must point out though, that as far as we know, Massey hasn’t killed anyone before this. An event like this could change a person dramatically. Or, of course she might not give a sh-t. I’m just saying that the media tends to generate characters around people. Of course, this lady has a reputation that she’s built up herself…but something as large as facing a long sentence for murder can really get people to take a good long look at themselves. But, as I said, I can’t really say. What I’m trying to get across is that it’s a little difficult to tell just from media what a defendant is really thinking.

Sentencing has a punitive as well as rehabilitative side. Even if you were able to know 100% that a person will never commit a crime again in their lives, a crime like murder still deserves a hefty punishment.

Deadmandrinking said :

And with your thirdly, yes, that’s what I was trying to say. It’s just before you seemed to be saying that people only turn bad on drugs, which definitely isn’t true.

Well read it again. It’s pretty obvious that Rikochet was saying drugs are no excuse or justification for any crime (which they are not), and that they alter behaviour (which they do).

gift gift 1:18 am 03 Jul 09

Yes drugs do affect a person’s behaviour and in the long run destroys the brain cells, which they never recover, I can just imagine Mrs R Massey changing her name, wouldn’t you if you were in her shoes, hope she changes the child’s sername also.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:05 pm 02 Jul 09

Whatever VG, I’m sure everyone shows the best aspects of their character when they have to deal with the police.

Rikochet, you seem like a more reasonable person to discuss this with. I must point out though, that as far as we know, Massey hasn’t killed anyone before this. An event like this could change a person dramatically. Or, of course she might not give a sh-t. I’m just saying that the media tends to generate characters around people. Of course, this lady has a reputation that she’s built up herself…but something as large as facing a long sentence for murder can really get people to take a good long look at themselves. But, as I said, I can’t really say. What I’m trying to get across is that it’s a little difficult to tell just from media what a defendant is really thinking.

And with your thirdly, yes, that’s what I was trying to say. It’s just before you seemed to be saying that people only turn bad on drugs, which definitely isn’t true.

rikochet rikochet 10:41 am 02 Jul 09

Also…I need to ask, do you really think the media feeds absolutely every little detail of a court case,

Im not talking about the court case .. Im talking about the whole character build up thing, its hard to be infamous without media coverage.. Same goes with being famous.

Secondly, How do I know she doesnt feel remorse? I have known this girl for longer than I even care to remember. She feels regret, but remorse? no..

Thirdly, yes I have met sober assholes.. and I have many stoners/addicts who are good people on and off drugs. Drugs dont give you a personality, they alter it.
The personality is already there. So if your an asshole sober, your a bigger asshole when your drunk or stoned.

vg vg 11:19 pm 01 Jul 09

Deadmandrinking said :

‘Again, this is just another excuse that she can use if she runs and gets caught.
Someone posted earlier that she is a nice person ‘when not taking drugs”…

Well, arent we all?? The whole concept of drugs is that they alter normal behaviour..”

You’ve never met a sober arsehole? I’ve met nice stoners.

Also…I need to ask, do you really think the media feeds absolutely every little detail of a court case, including what goes on in the defendant’s head? What evidence do you have that she does not feel remorse?

Funny how remorse and regret is confused by people of this ilk. You’ve obviously never met the lady in question.

I’ve met a ton of asswipes who became asswipes because of their drug usage. Often quite normal outside of their usage

missalli missalli 10:05 pm 01 Jul 09

Regardless of her surname, I think our community is better off without her in it.

gift gift 10:00 pm 01 Jul 09

Rikochet

And she keeps the surname only for the street infamy that it gives her.
From what I have heard of late she is changing it back to her maiden name.

This more or less what I heard, never met Matthew Massey nor do I wish to, I heard he was a big strong fellow, he can’t be too bad as he wants McDougll’s head on a platter.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:08 pm 01 Jul 09

‘Again, this is just another excuse that she can use if she runs and gets caught.
Someone posted earlier that she is a nice person ‘when not taking drugs”…

Well, arent we all?? The whole concept of drugs is that they alter normal behaviour..”

You’ve never met a sober arsehole? I’ve met nice stoners.

Also…I need to ask, do you really think the media feeds absolutely every little detail of a court case, including what goes on in the defendant’s head? What evidence do you have that she does not feel remorse?

rikochet rikochet 3:30 pm 01 Jul 09

Lets be real here.

She is facing a murder charge.

She has nothing to lose by taking off. Whether or not she would last long on the run
is a different story, but she will still see that running is the better option.

A recent newspaper article quoted her lawyer , Jack Pappas, as saying that she is Bi Polar and has been receiving treatment for it, since being held in remand.

Again, this is just another excuse that she can use if she runs and gets caught.
Someone posted earlier that she is a nice person ‘when not taking drugs”…

Well, arent we all?? The whole concept of drugs is that they alter normal behaviour..

Strangely though, since we have been led to believe that Rebecca has cleaned up her act and is ready to face her ‘mental demons’ the thing we havent seen is any remorse for the death of the victim.

PBO PBO 11:12 am 01 Jul 09

gift said :

Don’t forget her ex-husband is Matthew Massey, that’s why she keeps the surname, I doubt that anyone in their right mind would touch her, as they would end up where Matthew Massey is (prison).

I heard that another Massey brother is a guard at the jail. Hope that it is not true otherwise there would be serious potential for conflict of interest.

rikochet rikochet 10:38 am 01 Jul 09

gift said :

Don’t forget her ex-husband is Matthew Massey, that’s why she keeps the surname, I doubt that anyone in their right mind would touch her, as they would end up where Matthew Massey is (prison).

Actually no, her ex husband is not on her side , hasnt been for ages, hence the ‘ex’ part.

And she keeps the surname only for the street infamy that it gives her.
From what I have heard of late she is changing it back to her maiden name.

Also, her ex isnt as feared by others as the media would have you believe.
The guy is an idiot with very little street respect from his criminal peers.

You can thank the media for the false reputation that he is branded with.
Yes, to the average person in society he is an undesirable, but to other criminals he is a joke.
The sooner the media stops stroking their ‘street ego’ the sooner these fuckwads will disappear and stop trying to live up to made up reputations.

gift gift 1:00 am 01 Jul 09

Clown Killer

That was then this is now!

gift gift 12:58 am 01 Jul 09

KC
Don’t know what your referring to??????????

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