I think i know what Bret's answers are going to be, "You'll have to wait for the book" lolOur spies have told us Bret Christian has been in court nearly every day since the trial started and is writing a book on the Claremont murders. As one of our favourite crime writers he might be able to help us out.
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He never shows any reactions ever, just sits there stares mostly straight ahead or with his elbow on the chair rest holding his head up. It takes a very different kind of person to do that day after day and not even take a peek who is there, even when getting up to go out on the breaks when he has to face the gallery.F means: following.
Anyway I understand during the earlier parts of the trial BRE remained basically unfazed in personality.
Given the prosecution case was quite graphic to begin with how is he reacting now.
Has he loosened up?
I heard he has acknowledged his parents in the gallery a few times on his way out though.He never shows any reactions ever, just sits there stares mostly straight ahead or with his elbow on the chair rest holding his head up. It takes a very different kind of person to do that day after day and not even take a peek who is there, even when getting up to go out on the breaks when he has to face the gallery.
Maybe but doubtful.Once being locked up for life sets into his brain with no chance of parole, He may use it as a bargaining tool (not that he’ll ever get out if found guilty).
The Claremont serial killings trial was set to resume 24 years to the day since Jane Rimmer vanished, but has instead been pushed back. WAtoday understands prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo is unwell with a mild cold.
Edit: multiple edits as the end of the session today played out and we got more info from the live blogs3:21 PM WST
Court has adjourned briefly after the connection to Ms Barbagallo cut out.
Justice Hall then asked prosecutor Tara Payne to contact Ms Barbagallo to let her know that they were trying to reconnect.
Ms Payne then told the court the computer Ms Barbagallo was using had crashed and she was trying to reboot it.
This prompted Justice Hall to reconsider carrying out the closings via videolink.
"This is not an overwhelming success," he told the court.
"One, the technology is not as I would hope it would be and is less optimal than when we were doing it for witnesses," he said. "Second, my concern, having seen Ms Barbagallo, is that she is significantly unwell, but is valiantly soldiering on as I would expect her to do given her professionalism.
"I would not want her to feel obliged to do so and give a less than desired performance in delivering submissions given how important this case is.
"If she is not significantly better by tomorrow I am minded to put it off until she is better."
Justice Hall then asked Ms Payne to contact Ms Barbagallo to suggest restarting the closings when she is much better.
Court then adjourned.
The feed kept dropping out, either sound or visual for her and the courtroom. Very frustrating and not good enough in this day and age.Why did remote Prosecutor Ms Barbagallo, lose internet connection with the Supreme Court shortly b4 3:20pm WST today,
partly causing the case to be adjourned until at least next Monday? (the other part being Carmel's ill health).
The trial of Bradley Robert Edwards has been adjourned to give sick lead prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo time to recover following a day also disrupted by IT complications. HOW IT PLAYED OUT IN COURT.thewest.com.au
Edit: multiple edits as the end of the session today played out and we got more info from the live blogs
If it's anything like the NSW Courts situation reported in the media in March this year, I'm not surprised.The feed kept dropping out, either sound or visual for her and the courtroom. Very frustrating and not good enough in this day and age.
In March, when everyone was quite new to courtroom remoteness, one barrister in Sydney circulated his experience after using the supreme court’s virtual facilities. His name has been redacted to protect his future career: The judge couldn’t see anyone; lines dropped out regularly; witnesses didn’t know where to go; ... subpoenaed material could not be accessed by anyone; feedback [from computers] made it impossible to proceed.”
The upshot was that a two day case would likely spin out to six days with the plaintiff charged fees for extra hearing allocations.