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Rebecca Anne Massey pleads not guilty to Charnwood killing

By johnboy - 15 August 2008 34

The Canberra Times reports that Rebecca Anne Massey, charged with the stabbing murder of Elizabeth Anne Booshand, has plead not guilty in the ACT Magistrates court.

Bail was refused, next hearing on October 2.

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Rebecca Anne Massey pleads not guilty to Charnwood killing
Heavs 8:34 pm 15 Aug 08

Slapp Monkey.

1. Can you please tell me how many MAGISTRATES have found someone not guilty of murder in the last decade? Or even heard a full murder case.
2. Also, can you explain how she is free to walk the streets, taking into account the fact that bail was refused.
3. What gives you the impression this will take ‘years to get to court’? On what do you base this?
4. Have you always been a mouth breather or something you’ve learnt to do over time?

rikochet 8:10 pm 15 Aug 08

Ggreg said :

Tougher sentencing – for innocent people?

She is innocent until proved guilty.

Thought experiment: imagine you were arrested for an alleged crime you didn’t commit. It could happen! I bet you wouldn’t be so gung-ho about tougher sentencing then!

I hear what your saying, But u have to take into account her past violent history which is repetitive and proven in court.
I have known Rebecca for over 20 yrs and I have seen her go from a happy, carefree teenager to a drug addicted angry self absorbed adult. She had a decent home life. Her family gave her amazing support, emotionally and financially throughout her early days of addiction, this support continued for years until Rebecca bled it out. Her life is like this because of the choices she has made, The mistakes she has repeated and the path she continues to walk on. The only thing that has ever mattered to her was making a name on the streets for herself and ironically she has become a number.
This is the legacy she has left behind for her 2 kids. This is the cycle which will probably be repeated.
A life wasted and a life taken.. All in the name of ‘street repect’. In time , maybe a few months, maybe a few years when the drugs are out of her system and the reality and clarity come crashing down forcing her to see and feel the pain she has inflicted on so many people. Only then will her true sentence begin.

Tool 3:41 pm 15 Aug 08

Get ready for another load of bs concocted by her legal aid defence about how unfortunate she was as a child and that she has been in the torrid grip of drugs for most of her adult life, and that her family members have been in and out of jail, and she has one inny and one outy nipple, and society should have done more, and she was carrying the knife for self defence because of her drug addiction, and she was molested as a child, and her dog got hit by a car when she was 6, and Liesel Jones got silver instead of gold……….

Surely we can waste tax payers money more productively like putting on free beer equal to the value of methadone, and the health car card for junkies in the ACT, so we all get the benefit of our taxes.

Slapp_monkey 2:47 pm 15 Aug 08

I’m not arguing the guilt of the accused merely the fact that ACT magistrates seem to prefer not returning a guilty finding rather then convict someone of murder and take into account the mitigating circumstances involved.

I wonder will we ever truly know what instigated this stabbing and maybe there was an ongoing feud between these two individuals. My point is that by crying innocent she is allowed to parade her story through out the media. Also it will take years before it gets before court and during this period she can be free to walk the streets.

Why plead guilty and get punished when not pleading early does not increase the punishment?

She can dodge it for a few years and so long as she is heavily pregnant at the time with a drug habit she will be let off.

Either way after this incident one person has lost their life. That person has no chance of providing anything to the community. Despite how bad she may have been did she deserve to die?

Why did this woman have a knife on her and then pulled it out?

Can there be any rational for carrying around a knife for self defence?

She clearly had prior knowledge that something was likely to occur otherwise why carry the knife.

PBO 2:41 pm 15 Aug 08

Ggreg said :

Tougher sentencing – for innocent people?

She is innocent until proved guilty.

Thought experiment: imagine you were arrested for an alleged crime you didn’t commit. It could happen! I bet you wouldn’t be so gung-ho about tougher sentencing then!

Ggreg, were you there? Or better yet, how close are you to the Masseys?

Are 30 witnesses mistaken? Would you believe her if she said Amber Westin is a good person?

Mr Evil 2:10 pm 15 Aug 08

Ggreg said :

Tougher sentencing – for innocent people?

She is innocent until proved guilty.

Thought experiment: imagine you were arrested for an alleged crime you didn’t commit. It could happen! I bet you wouldn’t be so gung-ho about tougher sentencing then!

Um, sorry to disappoint you – but I think you’ll find that we are actually talking about tougher sentencing when people are found guilty in a Court of Law!

Anyway, maybe Beccie suffers from involuntary convulsions – and she just happened to have a severe one at the same time as Elizabeth walked past?

Deadmandrinking 2:09 pm 15 Aug 08

Ggreg has a point, why don’t we start crying about sentences once they’ve actually been passed.

Loose Brown 2:03 pm 15 Aug 08

All she has to say is that she ‘brushed up against her’ as she was trying to get past resulting in the multiple stab wounds.

Ggreg 1:54 pm 15 Aug 08

Tougher sentencing – for innocent people?

She is innocent until proved guilty.

Thought experiment: imagine you were arrested for an alleged crime you didn’t commit. It could happen! I bet you wouldn’t be so gung-ho about tougher sentencing then!

Deadmandrinking 1:53 pm 15 Aug 08

Slapp_monkey said :

Canberra best place in Australia to kill someone.

Of Course! Our murder rate reflects that so well…

Swaggie 1:47 pm 15 Aug 08

Comments as above and comments after the CT article increasingly reflect many Canberrans desire for tougher sentencing so ask your local candidates if they are going to deliver on tougher sentencing if elected. I guess we should just be grateful she was refused bail…

DJ 1:46 pm 15 Aug 08

CJ Higgins is probably reading this and getting ideas on how to let her off….

TAD 1:45 pm 15 Aug 08

Canberra “Murder Free”

Slapp_monkey 12:52 pm 15 Aug 08

Well it clearly cannot be murder I mean she only stabbed the other girl 8 times not 58 times. Also I heard that she might have been wearing a red jumper. She should plead not guilty given the fact that Canberra cannot get a murder conviction through in the last decade or so.

Why not plead not guilty.

Canberra best place in Australia to kill someone.

PBO 12:14 pm 15 Aug 08

So, i guess that means that somehow Liz Booshand fell on the knife eight times? And i guess that 30 witnesses are wrong too. Maybe we were wrong about all the other knife crimes she has committed. Wow, i am so sorry that i misjudged you Rebecca, Not!

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