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Rebecca Massey found guilty of murdering Elizabeth Booshand

By johnboy 3 May 2011 47

Word on the radio is that the jury has taken very little time to find Rebecca Massey guilty of the Charnwood murder.

More details as they come to hand.

UPDATE: The Canberra Times has the story now.

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Snarky 8:52 pm 06 May 11

Coastie said :

For readers to gain an insight into the workings of the law and the role of defence barristers etc. I recommend reading “The Quest For Justice” by former barrister and ACT Supreme Court judge, Ken Crispin.
He also has a very interesting take on drugs, with which I believe any sensible person would agree .

… and it’s available at the library too free of charge. (Thanks for the tip Coastie, looking forward to reading it)

Lookout Smithers 4:34 pm 06 May 11

You feel confident in the process being thorough, good enough for us? Thank you for sharing!

Aj_1987 12:07 pm 06 May 11

Lookout Smithers said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Aj_1987 said :

johnboy said :

Jury trial Mr G

Too true… I was part of the trial… On the jury in fact

Good work. Mr Gillespie was in the public gallery for this, and the other murder trial which also returned a guilty verdict. We had the same judge but we had to wait 5 months for our murder verdict while you took only a few hours to return your verdict.

Yes, The defence, in my opinion, had very little ground for any case. the evidence was overwhelming.
I just hope the family of the deceased feel that justice is done. The trial it self was an experience.
one which i will never forget. But would never wish it on anyone. I will never forget the look on her face when we said “Guilty”

A worthy role to undertake. Not an easy task to say the least. Though I am not sure comparing times
between cases is useful, would you perhaps share you view on the process? How you feel about the court experience, irrespective of the case you have observed. ( With respect to families of deceased and convicted observed )

Lookout Smithers 9:02 pm 05 May 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Aj_1987 said :

johnboy said :

Jury trial Mr G

Too true… I was part of the trial… On the jury in fact

Good work. Mr Gillespie was in the public gallery for this, and the other murder trial which also returned a guilty verdict. We had the same judge but we had to wait 5 months for our murder verdict while you took only a few hours to return your verdict.

A worthy role to undertake. Not an easy task to say the least. Though I am not sure comparing times
between cases is useful, would you perhaps share you view on the process? How you feel about the court experience, irrespective of the case you have observed. ( With respect to families of deceased and convicted observed )

Mr Gillespie 8:31 pm 05 May 11

Aj_1987 said :

johnboy said :

Jury trial Mr G

Too true… I was part of the trial… On the jury in fact

Good work. Mr Gillespie was in the public gallery for this, and the other murder trial which also returned a guilty verdict. We had the same judge but we had to wait 5 months for our murder verdict while you took only a few hours to return your verdict.

Aj_1987 4:41 pm 05 May 11

johnboy said :

Jury trial Mr G

Too true… I was part of the trial… On the jury in fact

Wily_Bear 2:24 pm 05 May 11

Skidbladnir said :

Coastie said :

For readers to gain an insight into the workings of the law and the role of defence barristers etc. I recommend reading “The Quest For Justice” by former barrister and ACT Supreme Court judge, Ken Crispin.

Retails for AUD$35 anywhere in Australia (plus delivery), but sells for AUD$29.56 from Book Depository in the UK (with free delivery).
Well worth the read, though.

+ 1. It can also be purchased as an e-book for around $15. The book also provides a good solid introduction to sentencing and its rationale, in the process, highlights the sometimes extraordinary ‘justness’ (is that a word?) of the judicial system, despite the frequent and occasionally warranted critisicm levelled at it. In my mind, the book is notable also for the enchanting command and use of the english language. Sigh..so rare these days

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