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Scott McDougall to stand trial for the Downer murders

By johnboy - 29 July 2009 6

The ABC brings word that Magistrate Beth Campbell has announced she is satisfied that Scott McDougall, 35, of Queanbeyan has a case to answer for the murder of Struan Bolas and Julie Tattersall (aka Julie Franco). In an incident now entering folklore as the Downer murders.

    During six days of hearing, the court heard from a forensic biologist whose report showed samples taken from between McDougall’s fingers matched Ms Tattersall’s DNA.

    A former friend of the accused also told the court McDougall came home on the night of the incident with blood on his forearms and said he had grabbed a meat cleaver off a man, cut his throat then ‘hooked into him over and over’.

    Autopsy reports tendered to the court show Mr Bolas died of blood loss, after suffering sharp force trauma to his head, neck and left arm which were most likely caused by a machete or meat cleaver.

    Ms Tattersall died of similar injuries.

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Scott McDougall to stand trial for the Downer murders
Angel36 10:59 pm 04 Aug 09

Stand trial then hang as he will.
Nothing will ever hurt the families including comments on any site or anything printed in papers as much as finding out the day they did that it was their loved ones that were deceased. Only those that knew the victims, their families will ever know the pain they have suffered with such public traumatic deaths. They had no digntiy in their deaths and now with what has been printed. With whats come of this committal many will have good insight as to what happened that night and now rumours can rest and leave it to supreme court. Let the deceased rest in peace and the loved ones get through this time until finally the person that did this receives the punishment that he has coming to him. I certainly do not want someone like this on the streets walking free especially in our community. I guess as residents of the ACT we all need must agree on one thing we dont want people who committ such crimes to be walking free.

Henny_Penny 11:34 pm 30 Jul 09

*whispering* maybe the flamers spontaneously combusted

Auntyem 11:24 pm 30 Jul 09

Shhhhhh – you’ll bring them back.

Pelican Lini 10:53 pm 30 Jul 09

eerily quiet in here …

bd84 10:02 pm 30 Jul 09

he’s goin to the big house..

Spam Box 10:36 pm 29 Jul 09

Leave Scott alone! 🙂

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