I seriously don't know how Mallard sat in a prison for so long. McGinty said he was no angel, and I'm sure he was not allowed to say anymore.He may have sought Leave to Appeal but there are very strict conditions in which this will be allowed. Whether the leave is granted and an appeal allowed will be something we'll have to wait & see. Quite a few of the judges decisions in the trial seemed off to me. The point of appeal & what they will try to pick apart is the question. It could go either way.
Kirby wrote an interesting piece regarding Mallard as he was the only judge that sat on both of his appeals, unsuccessful and successful. He explained that if Mallards lawyers had argued a different point of appeal in the first attempt, it would have been allowed. Instead they choose the wrong thing to appeal against which meant that although the conviction was unsound, the decision to not allow his first appeal was correct. He also said the decision to overturn his conviction was correct.
The minute evidence (lost in the property room) had not been presented by the prosecution, there should have been a turn over.
Mallard wrongful conviction, then the next accused commits suicide with a knife in prison. Nice security. Its bad really when its the same case. Dead people don't talk I guess.
Not implying, Im asking. Did Rochford ever use drugs? He looked rough at times.
I thought that straight away. Wark may have sought it, but will appeal be granted? The Queensland cops are ready to jump. If he appeals, he may end up back in Queensland which he wont like.
With what appears a complete audit of property, 2018 is a different era.
A weapon was never found in the investigation into the death of Ms Lawrence in Mosman Park, a murder which led to the wrongful conviction of Andrew Mallard.
You would think that it much harder to be granted an appeal today based on evidence.
Wark’s lawyer Darryl Ryan said it would be argued the guilty verdict was “unsafe and unsatisfactory”. [This was a judge only trial]