Rebecca Massey found guilty of murdering Elizabeth Booshand

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:16 pm 05 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.

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.

Coastie Coastie 12:00 pm 05 May 11

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 .

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 10:59 pm 04 May 11

BerraBoy68 said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I must say that I am pleased that the defence ploy of pinning the death on emergency services personnel at the Hospital failed.

+1. Very poor form by Pappas. What idiot tries to argue 9 stabbings as self-defence and then put a subsequent death on the efforts of medical professionals. I hope for the sake of the Doctors that Pappas never has to go to emergency. I’d be too afraid to work on him if I was one. Imaging the law suits he’d try to hit you with if he wasn’t a happy camper at the end of it all.

That is a bit harsh? I thought he suggested the possibility that was a possible cause of death. I think that it isn’t on the defence to argue definitively that it was what happened. Rather they only need to prove that it is possible. I am not 100 percent but its a tool for establishing reasonable doubt. I ll just add that once upon a time the medical profession almost crashed because doctors have so many claims against them and the fund run by them Medical indemnity insurance, went into bailout mode with the tax pay coming good with the money. That was a fun time to work at Health.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 5:53 pm 04 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I must say that I am pleased that the defence ploy of pinning the death on emergency services personnel at the Hospital failed.

+1. Very poor form by Pappas. What idiot tries to argue 9 stabbings as self-defence and then put a subsequent death on the efforts of medical professionals. I hope for the sake of the Doctors that Pappas never has to go to emergency. I’d be too afraid to work on him if I was one. Imaging the law suits he’d try to hit you with if he wasn’t a happy camper at the end of it all.

D2 D2 3:39 pm 04 May 11

Lookout Smithers said :

D2 said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Pappas was obligated…

The word you’re looking for is “obliged”.

*Bows head again* Thank you for pointing that out. I often use the wrong word or use it improperly. Sometimes, and I confess, I use words that I only think I know the meaning of. For shame Lookout Smithers

🙂 My pleasure.

D2 said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Pappas was obligated…

The word you’re looking for is “obliged”.

Why not obligated? Are you saying it is not a word? Look it up.

I ‘m an Australian so I use Australian, not American, English.

To be obliged is to be under an obligation. Why invent a new word when there’s already a perfectly good one?

jake555 jake555 2:30 pm 04 May 11

D2 said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Pappas was obligated…

The word you’re looking for is “obliged”.

Why not obligated? Are you saying it is not a word? Look it up.

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 2:15 pm 04 May 11

D2 said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Pappas was obligated…

The word you’re looking for is “obliged”.

*Bows head again* Thank you for pointing that out. I often use the wrong word or use it improperly. Sometimes, and I confess, I use words that I only think I know the meaning of. For shame Lookout Smithers

D2 D2 12:31 pm 04 May 11

Lookout Smithers said :

Pappas was obligated…

The word you’re looking for is “obliged”.

PBO PBO 11:41 am 04 May 11

And she is not to be confused with :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Massey

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 11:29 am 04 May 11

Murder convictions, Osama bin Laden; it’s the year for miracles.

It looks like the closer we get to the As-Predicted-By-The-Mayans second coming of Christ, Allah and Marilyn Manson in 2012, the fabric of reality is coming undone and the impossible is made possible.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 11:13 am 04 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I must say that I am pleased that the defence ploy of pinning the death on emergency services personnel at the Hospital failed.

I think that might have a desperate direction in the defense.

Spideydog Spideydog 9:35 am 04 May 11

Wily_Bear said :

“A proud nerd who just discovered his first Johnson” Gold ! Lookoutsmithers, your insightful analysis is becoming something of a lifebouy in a sea of ignorance

I had resisted replying to Lookout Smithers, but this sums it up nicely.

PBO PBO 9:14 am 04 May 11

There is now a rumour circulating that if you go into the chip shop and place your hand on the glass and say “MASSEY MASSEY MASSEY” you will get accidentally stabbed numerous times.

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