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I took a photo of the article I saw today which I'll try to post. Knife wounds plus ciggy packet plus Jim Beam can being centre to the appeal.
So they should seeing the SES experts found no trace of them but two normal officers found both while walking through the exact same areas. The whole thing reeks of getting framed. A good thing our prisons are not like America's for this case.The Central Park 5 sping to mind every time there's a case like this but their suffering was so much worse.
 

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Henry Keogh hoping to move on after compensation payment

BY ISABEL DAYMAN

"The Supreme Court found the original case against Mr Keogh had been tainted by the unreliable and misleading evidence given by South Australia's then-chief forensic pathologist, Dr Colin Manock."

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/henry-keogh-hoping-to-move-on-after-compensation-payment/9932560?pfmredir=sm
In addition to this Manock and Elliott Johnstone were a part of putting away David Szach for murdering Derrance Stevenson and stuffing him in a freezer in Adelaide.
 

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In addition to this Manock and Elliott Johnstone were a part of putting away David Szach for murdering Derrance Stevenson and stuffing him in a freezer in Adelaide.
To clarify

Manock was the forensic officer that gave a Time of Death that allowed for officers to place Szach within the area ie Szach with this TOD had the opportunity

Johnston had NO part in putting Szach away. This is Hyperbole on your part

Johnston was in fact Szachs defence lawyer. That Johnston admitted to his biographer that he felt Szach was guilty did not mean Johnston didnt try the case as best he could. No findings or doubts over Johnstons work were ever brought up

The TOD swayed everything that followed from the jury to the police searching for other suspects
 

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To clarify

Manock was the forensic officer that gave a Time of Death that allowed for officers to place Szach within the area ie Szach with this TOD had the opportunity

Johnston had NO part in putting Szach away. This is Hyperbole on your part

Johnston was in fact Szachs defence lawyer. That Johnston admitted to his biographer that he felt Szach was guilty did not mean Johnston didnt try the case as best he could. No findings or doubts over Johnstons work were ever brought up

The TOD swayed everything that followed from the jury to the police searching for other suspects
No findings or doubts over Manock's methods were brought up for what, 25 years before Dr Moles came along?
 

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To clarify

Manock was the forensic officer that gave a Time of Death that allowed for officers to place Szach within the area ie Szach with this TOD had the opportunity

Johnston had NO part in putting Szach away. This is Hyperbole on your part

Johnston was in fact Szachs defence lawyer. That Johnston admitted to his biographer that he felt Szach was guilty did not mean Johnston didnt try the case as best he could. No findings or doubts over Johnstons work were ever brought up

The TOD swayed everything that followed from the jury to the police searching for other suspects
Interesting that Elliott Johnson took on the defence of a young guy, 19 at the time without obvious means to pay a QC who was appointed as Supreme Court Judge only four years later. How did he pay for Johnson's to represent him?

Dr Colin Manock who determined the time of death has Channel 7 Adelaide journalist Dr Graeme Archer calling his legacy "the forensic science scandal of the century", for cases of miscarriage of justice that resulted from his evidence.

I'm curious why the esteemed QC for Szach didn't challenge the now discredited forensic evidence for Szach or how the chiropractor, Mr Gamberdella who was initially charged with being an accessory to murder, because a witness saw his car at Stevenson's house the night he died had his charge dismissed and left Australia permanently, without protest from the defence QC?

I'm also curious living in Adelaide if you know any relatives of Elliott Johnson, Crow? He's part of a very large family. With his father and mother both having 13 or 14 siblings, I'd estimate he has 40 - 60 cousins floating around Adelaide and beyond.

 

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Interesting that we have far better pictures on this thread of the table before the cigarette packet appeared the next day that in this article.

I hope the defence team had some just as good?
 

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A state prosecutor told the court they would seek access to unedited footage of a Sunday Night television episode which examined the case this year.

The application by the prosecution to get access to the footage was not opposed by Austic's legal team in court.
Justice Robert Mazza granted the state leave on Tuesday to issue a summons to Channel 7 to produce or make available footage of the March 18 program."

https://theworldnews.net/au-news/tv-show-to-be-asked-to-hand-over-footage-on-scott-austic-case
 

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Latest on the Scott Austic Appeal case.
Hopefully the families,Scott Austic, and we as the public who have been following this case, won't have to wait too long for the outcome.


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"The new appeal was heard in Supreme Court of Western Australia before justices Michael Buss, Robert Mazza and Walter Sofronoff.
The latter is on loan from Queensland where he is the President of the Court of Appeal.
The hearing ended on July 31, 2019. Written submissions will follow."

This article includes a channel 7, brief televised story (vid) on the case with some interesting comments and also the Sunday Night "Framed" doco covering this story.
 

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Latest on the Scott Austic Appeal case.
Hopefully the families,Scott Austic, and we as the public who have been following this case, won't have to wait too long for the outcome.


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"The new appeal was heard in Supreme Court of Western Australia before justices Michael Buss, Robert Mazza and Walter Sofronoff.
The latter is on loan from Queensland where he is the President of the Court of Appeal.
The hearing ended on July 31, 2019. Written submissions will follow."

This article includes a channel 7, brief televised story (vid) on the case with some interesting comments and also the Sunday Night "Framed" doco covering this story.
If the knife was sitting there like that how could it possibly be missed by someone even casually glancing in its direction?
 

Sorbet Bliss

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If the knife was sitting there like that how could it possibly be missed by someone even casually glancing in its direction?
and how did the SES people miss it...
Im not buying it either.


This article quotes what SES search team leader Stephen Parnham stated back in April 2018 regarding the knife and search.

WA Attorney-General to examine bid to overturn Scott Austic’s 2009 wilful murder conviction
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April 16, 2018 12:00AM


"Stephen Parnham, 49, who lived in the small mining town in 2007 and was part of a co-ordinated forensic search for a knife believed to have killed teacher’s aide Stacey Thorne, said there was “no way” his team could have “missed” a blood-soaked knife later found in the area by an investigating detective."

“I just can’t believe it,” he told The Sunday Times this week.
“The knife was found on the exact same spot where dozens of us had been standing, coming and going, starting and finishing searches ... it was the muster area for all of us — the SES, police, for the forensics.”

"Nationally accredited in search techniques and experienced in forensic searches for murder investigations, the 20-year SES veteran said it “was just inconceivable that we would have missed such a big, bloody knife at our feet”.


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