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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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Rebecca Massey found guilty of murdering Elizabeth Booshand
Gerry-Built 4:49 pm 03 May 11

Pommy bastard said :

But Ms Massey’s defence barrister Jack Pappas argued she was acting in self-defence and suggested an emergency operation at Canberra Hospital could also have contributed to Ms Booshand’s death.

Glad that a jury gave this defence the credence it deserved…

colourful sydney rac 4:47 pm 03 May 11

Pommy bastard said :

But Ms Massey’s defence barrister Jack Pappas argued she was acting in self-defence and suggested an emergency operation at Canberra Hospital could also have contributed to Ms Booshand’s death.

He then went on to say that Jack the Ripper had never been caught, and there was no clear evidence of his death, so he couldn’t be ruled out. He also asserted taht it was not the stab wounds which caused death but Ms Booshand’s irresponsible bleeding. He acknowledged that the Grassy Knoll killer had used a high powered rifle, which may rule him out of this case, but that Mick Taylor had only faded into the sunset at the end of Wolf Creek, and could still be at large..

Honestly, is there a bigger bunch of slimeballs than the average barrister?

Have to pay that one PB.

colourful sydney rac 4:46 pm 03 May 11

Lookout Smithers 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.

I don’t think that was the entire defense, as it really isn’t one. He suggested the possibility of a number of causes of death. You don’t think he went in and just blamed it on the ambos? It was the Emergency doctors that he claimed made a possible error with a last option procedure. Emergency services from memory didn’t get any blame? I could be wrong?

I was using emergency services in a very broad (and probably incorrect) way and included the emergency medical professionals

The Frots 4:37 pm 03 May 11

Pommy bastard said :

But Ms Massey’s defence barrister Jack Pappas argued she was acting in self-defence and suggested an emergency operation at Canberra Hospital could also have contributed to Ms Booshand’s death.

He then went on to say that Jack the Ripper had never been caught, and there was no clear evidence of his death, so he couldn’t be ruled out. He also asserted taht it was not the stab wounds which caused death but Ms Booshand’s irresponsible bleeding. He acknowledged that the Grassy Knoll killer had used a high powered rifle, which may rule him out of this case, but that Mick Taylor had only faded into the sunset at the end of Wolf Creek, and could still be at large..

Honestly, is there a bigger bunch of slimeballs than the average barrister?

LOL my friend – From the firm of Snapper, Snorter, Silvertongue and Shakey no doubt!

Lookout Smithers 4:37 pm 03 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 don’t think that was the entire defense, as it really isn’t one. He suggested the possibility of a number of causes of death. You don’t think he went in and just blamed it on the ambos? It was the Emergency doctors that he claimed made a possible error with a last option procedure. Emergency services from memory didn’t get any blame? I could be wrong?

Pommy bastard 4:31 pm 03 May 11

But Ms Massey’s defence barrister Jack Pappas argued she was acting in self-defence and suggested an emergency operation at Canberra Hospital could also have contributed to Ms Booshand’s death.

He then went on to say that Jack the Ripper had never been caught, and there was no clear evidence of his death, so he couldn’t be ruled out. He also asserted taht it was not the stab wounds which caused death but Ms Booshand’s irresponsible bleeding. He acknowledged that the Grassy Knoll killer had used a high powered rifle, which may rule him out of this case, but that Mick Taylor had only faded into the sunset at the end of Wolf Creek, and could still be at large..

Honestly, is there a bigger bunch of slimeballs than the average barrister?

Lookout Smithers 4:30 pm 03 May 11

Mr Gillespie said :

The court system is learning! At last, “murder” means just that, and not some malformation based on a faulty piece of legislation that was finally thrown out in September 2009.

Again, 3 cheers for Justice Gray!

Yeah imagine that. Just over night the system rights itself to make sure you don’t have to look past a newspaper for your piece of mind.

colourful sydney rac 4:23 pm 03 May 11

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

johnboy 4:18 pm 03 May 11

Jury trial Mr G

Chop71 4:18 pm 03 May 11

I guess we won’t see her at the Ngunnawal or Charnwood shops for a while

Mysteryman 4:12 pm 03 May 11

grump said :

huzzah! is that 2 murder convictions in less than a year? This will thow the stats well out….

I’m shocked. Pleased, but shocked.

Mr Gillespie 4:12 pm 03 May 11

The court system is learning! At last, “murder” means just that, and not some malformation based on a faulty piece of legislation that was finally thrown out in September 2009.

Again, 3 cheers for Justice Gray!

Lookout Smithers 4:06 pm 03 May 11

I hope that there is some relief among them. What a tragic couple of lives lived and lived on the periphery.

neanderthalsis 3:48 pm 03 May 11

Tell me it isn’t so!

So the “I accidentally slipped numerous times with a knife in my hand and she just happened to break my fall each time” defense didn’t work.

grump 3:45 pm 03 May 11

huzzah! is that 2 murder convictions in less than a year? This will thow the stats well out….

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