Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 2, 2013
- AFL Club
Don't know. But there was an option to have the trial aborted after day 2 when Teduschi ran with a theory that she dumped the body in Homebush (big No No) and Lane herself said no keep going. Not even the judge could pull that off here. Still 18 years and eligible for parole in 2023 (13 years) appears to be a very light sentence for murder so go figure.Sorry I meant back at the original trial. was it an option then?
Also if the Judge himself thinks the jury stuffed up there are sentencing options to alleviate this . I know of one that a jury returned a guilty verdict that left a lot of people stunned , judge included after his directions, the judge accepted the verdict but gave a suspended sentence.