The Canberra Times informs us that alleged knife murderer Rebecca Massey has breached her bail by having ex-boyfriend and alleged evidence concealer Michael Marshall around to her Ngunnawal govvie. But hey, bail conditions in the ACT are really just suggestions.
It’s been nearly two years since Elizabeth Booshand was stabbed to death at Charnwood shops in 2008.
Massey’s barrister, Jack Pappas, said Marshall might in fact become more hostile if prevented from having a relationship with his client.
He told the court that there was nothing to suggest Massey had gone in search of Marshall and no hint that she had otherwise breached her bail since it was first granted. The court heard the woman applied to change her bail conditions so that she could associate with Marshall without breaking the rules governing her freedom, but that the hearing was adjourned on June 2.
Justice Refshauge noted that the woman was unlikely to face trial before 2012 and said she would be put in custody if she transgressed her bail conditions again.
And we call this a justice system?