Court finally hears Jason Downie own up-Kapunda Triple Murders UPDATE sentenced to life min 35 YEARS


35 friggin BLOODY YEARS. A BIG DISCOUNT NO DOUBT TO HIS PATHETIC LATE GUILTY PLEA (WHICH IS ONLY A WORD TO THE SHIT HEAD)

Finally this bastard admits his guilt in open court and surviving members get to read their victim impact statements. What a filthy gutless person he is.Devoid of any manhood that could allow anyone to not return his affections and not respond in a fury of despicable outrage and savagery. The fact he committed the devastating crime of the century in his community was never beyond doubt, as is often the way in a small community where there are few secrets. But Downey spend months and months hiding behind all sorts of legal manoeuvres and applications to do nothing but extend the time that the poor family would find justice!

Many long time members to this site came here for the very fact they had NOWHERE else to turn to discuss and vent their anger at Downey and their sorrow for the family. Pathetic SA Laws letting pricks like him hide behind ancient suppression orders was never going to stop us here.. This case is probably the very reason I feel most satisfied in starting the site. I want to thank each and every person that has even decided to put finger to keyboard (Used to be pen to paper, gee when was the last time you “Wrote to a paper?”)

Having their say without being cut off, ignored, refused or censored on their view. Both supporters and Jason and the Rowe family have done it tough, but all I care for is that we were here for the victims at the end of the day!

Thank-you to you all, and may the Rowe family and friends, as well as the small tight knot community of Kaunda feel a sense of closure and satisfaction in the system.

Folks here have dedicated many many hours, days and months to this crime and you are to be commended. Especially those from the town, who have stood by what their town was telling them in the early days when the do gooders were saying what about innocent until proven guilty….etc etc…(We still await a final sentence of this snake-belly, but he will not leave jail dead or alive….) Searching this site you will find hundreds and hundreds of comments based on the case that will never see the day of light in any book or movie, but the folks from Kapunda are probably pretty happy with that.

FINALLY THE SENTENCE WAS HANDED DOWN TODAY TUE 17TH APRIL 2012

THE murders of Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe were calculated, cold-blooded, merciless and deserving of no less than 35 years’ jail, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Justice John Sulan this morning jailed Jason Alexander Downie for life, with a 35-year non-parole period, for the November 2010 murders in Kapunda.

More than 100 friends and family of Rowes listened, wept and shouted abuse at Downie as Justice Sulan said words could not adequately describe the murders and their impact.

They were caught off-guard, however, when his sentencing remarks went into further graphic detail about the murders.

“Andrew Rowe was either awake or somehow became aware of an intruder … when you (Downie) made a noise, he was alerted to your presence,” Justice Sulan said.

He said Downie grabbed a knife from the family’s kitchen, confronted Mr Rowe and stabbed him 10 to 15 times, then once more in the back as he turned away.

Rose Rowe, he said, was the next to die.

“You killed (her) simply because she witnessed your attack on her husband,” he said.

After stabbing Mrs Rowe 50 times, Downie followed Chantelle into her bedroom – she was hiding under her bed.

“You stabbed her two or three times, pulled her out from under the bed … she must have been terrified by what she had seen,” he said.

Thinking she was dead, Downie removed her clothes and, when she regained consciousness, he ran to the kitchen to get another knife.

Justice Sulan said Downie then resumed stabbing Chantelle and, when she “became weak”, raped her.

His recounting of those events sparked outrage in the courtroom, with Chantelle’s family members yelling “you will die” and “they are going to have you” at Downie.

Two women ran from the court in tears, while a third had to use an asthma puffer.

After calling for quiet – and threatening to remove people from court – Justice Sulan resumed sentencing.

He said he rejected Downie’s claims he had gone to the Rowe house to confront Chantelle’s boyfriend, of whom he was jealous.

“I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that it was your intention to make sexual advances toward Chantelle Rowe and to have sexual intercourse with her,” he said.

“I am satisfied you held an attraction toward her (but) any relationship (between you) other than that of a friend was a figment of your desire and imagination, rather than fact.

“I am satisfied Chantelle Rowe did not encourage you, nor did she at any time become engaged in a relationship with you.”

He said Downie’s personal history did not exhibit “any of the criminological characteristics” of typical defendants.

“The murders of three innocent victims must carry with it a severe sentence,” he said.

“I do not accept that your conduct was of someone who was not thinking rationally.

“The cold-blooded, merciless attack on Chantelle, who had hidden under the bed in fear, was a chilling act.”

Justice Sulan said Downie’s non-parole period would have been 42 years, if not for his guilty pleas and prospects of rehabilitation.

As Downie was led to the cells, the Rowe family’s supporters yelled “enjoy life in hell, you dog bastard” and “you will not get out anyway, you f..king scumbag”.

Outside court, Andrew and Rose’s son, Christopher, was too distraught to speak.

His cousin, Kylie Duffield, read a statement on his behalf.

“Whilst many feel my family and I have reached some form of justice today, I find it hard to agree,” it said.

“The meaning of justice is the quality of being just and fair, or the punishment being proportionate to the offence.

“The lives of my dad, mum and sister (being) viciously taken by someone of sound mind qualified this bastard, Jason Downie, to 35 years non-parole, whilst my family and I continue to serve life.

“Please explain to me the ‘justice’ in this.”

Christopher said he was thankful only that he and his supporters had been spared a trial.

“This is not a justifiable offence, he cannot return my family to me, so why should he have the right to any definition of life?” he said.

“We can close this chapter and now we can start to focus our strength on keeping mum, dad and Channy’s memories alive.

“I can slowly try to find my own way to survive this.”

Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras, QC, said the family had a new challenge ahead of it.

“I think today was the beginning of a long road for the family that has been so cruelly visited by these crimes, the beginning of a long road of adjustment, the beginning of a long road of mourning and hopefully of healing,” he said.

“For the community of Kapunda, one would hope that it’s the beginning of recovery.

“The 35-year sentence will certainly give Mr Downie a long time to contemplate the sanctity of human life.”

Major Crime Investigations Branch Detective Superintendant Grant Moyle said no sentence could adequately account for Downie’s crimes.

“But nonetheless, 35 years is a long time and the reality he’s facing now is his 21st, his 30th, his 40th and his 50th birthday in prison,” he said.

“That’s a lot of life he’s not going to live in the community like the rest of us.

“We hope that is of some comfort to the family. It will never bring back the three Rowe members but nevertheless it’s closure for the family at this time.”

ONE OF THE STATE’S MOST NOTORIOUS KILLERS

Jason Downie’s horrific crime and lengthy sentence means he has entered the pantheon of South Australia’s most notorious killers.

The state’s longest non-parole period is 39-and-a-half years, imposed upon Michael Barry Fyfe.

Fyfe’s record is the result of multiple crimes – he killed another prisoner while awaiting sentence for attempted murder.

He has spent more than 15 years of that time in solitary confinement in the maximum-security G Division.

Snowtown “bodies-in-the-barrels” serial killers John Justin Bunting and Robert Joe Wagner were jailed for life, and the Supreme Court declined to set non-parole periods.

Killers Angelika Gavare, Michelle Burgess and Edward Yost each received non-parole periods in excess of 30 years.

Downie, 20, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of murder.

In the early hours of November 8, 2010, he gained access to the Rowe’s home – on Harriet St, Kapunda – before killing them.

Downie sexually assaulted Chantelle, 16, as he stabbed her at least 33 times.

He then stripped the girl of her bloody, torn clothes and redressed her.

The body of Chantelle’s father, Andrew, was found at the end of the kitchen bench – he had been stabbed, slashed and cut 29 times.

His wife, Rose, was found just metres away.

Experts concluded she had been stabbed at least 50 times in two separate attacks, and likely while she was crawling on her hands and knees.

Pieces of the knife or knives used in the attacks were found lodged in Andrew’s and Rose’s bodies.

Experts further concluded Downie had fled the scene in his socks after trying unsuccessfully to clean up the blood.

The only witness account of the murders came from the family’s neighbour, who heard Rose scream “help” three times just after 1am.

He reported hearing the sound of “someone falling to the floor”, followed by Andrew’s screams, and then silence.

The only surviving member of the family was Chantelle’s older brother, Christopher.

At the time of the murders, he had been on a Queensland holiday with his fiancee, and learned of the deaths through Facebook.

He chose to honour his family’s memory through tattoos on both his arms.

“In loving memory of Chantelle Marie Rowe, gone but not forgotten,” read the markings on his left arm.

“In loving memory of Andrew Peter Rowe (and) Rosemary Joy Rowe, forever in my heart,” read the other.

Downie returned to work the day after the murders, blaming scratches up and down his arms on a cycling accident.

Five days later, a TV camera crew filmed him visiting a memorial for the family and pausing to look at the flowers and cards.

He was arrested on November 16, 2010, after voluntarily attending Kapunda Police Station at the request of Major Crime detectives.

A suppression order was immediately placed on his name and image but proved useless – Downie’s identity was published throughout the internet.

A search of his personal websites revealed a basketball-obsessed, horror-movie-loving teenager who referred to the regional town as “Krapunda”.

He showed no emotion in his initial court appearances, be they in person or via video-link.

Finally, the day before the one-year anniversary of the murders, Downie’s cool facade broke.

Asked to enter pleas to the charges, he swallowed hard before replying “guilty”.

Though relieved by the confession, Major Crime detectives took the unusual step of commenting on the case prior to sentencing.

“His guilty pleas should not be seen as any sign of remorse, on his part, for three murders which I think were of a truly savage nature,” Detective Superintendent Grant Moyle said on December 13.

“(They do) mean many people will not have to recount the nature of the crime scene (and) for the relatives and police officers involved, that’s a relief.

“The family members are suffering, and they will suffer more.”

Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras, QC, took an even more unusual step and asked the Supreme Court to order Downie to re-enter his guilty pleas.

This was, he said, because of conversations – intercepted by police – the killer had with his mother and brother.

Mr Pallaras said that, from jail, Downie wrote to his mother claiming he had pleaded guilty only because police would not believe the truth.

He said he had driven by Chantelle’s home and noticed blood on the walls, and had then run inside to find Andrew and Rose both dead.

“I saw Chantelle’s feet under the bed … she was alive, I put her in bed,” he wrote.

“She had cuts everywhere … she said ‘help’ and she died in my arms.

“I f..ked up, mum, I’m sorry, I should have rung the police.”

Mr Pallaras said Downie had repeated those lies to his brother even after pleading guilty.

He identified the “real killer” as a man dressed in “dark clothing with a green shopping bag”, whom he’d claimed to have seen in the area.

“He lied to police, he lied to his mother, he lied to his brother, he lied to his psychologist – he has lied to everyone who has spoken to him about this case,” Mr Pallaras said last month.

“Your Honour will be waiting for an explanation that might begin to make sense of these killings … I regret that you will be waiting in vain.

“We have a vicious killing, followed by a vicious killing, followed by a vicious killing … there is only one man who knows why he wreaked such vengeance on this family and, to this day, he has not given those details to police.”

Mr Pallaras said that, as far as could be determined, Downie was motivated by sexual obsession.

He said Chantelle had been dating a teenager named Dylan Pratt, who was friends with Downie.

Downie pestered Chantelle on her Facebook page and repeatedly drove past her house – unwanted attention she endured for Dylan’s sake.

“Downie was, it seems, fantasising over the true nature of their relationship,” Mr Pallaras said.

“He was becoming increasingly sexually infatuated by Chantelle.

“Everything (in the evidence) suggests he was unrequitedly sexually attracted to Chantelle, which may form the beginning of an explanation.”

Greg Mead, SC, for Downie, said the case was simple.

“The explanation is as old as humanity itself – ordinary, unremarkable, common jealousy,” he said.

“Faced with resistance from Andrew and Rose Rowe, he seems to have lost total control … he obviously went completely berserk that night.”

Mr Mead said his client was remorseful about his actions and had suffered “post-traumatic amnesia” after the murders.

He also insisted the crimes were not premeditated.

Downie, he said, believed Dylan was in the house and had gone there seeking a confrontation over Chantelle’s affections.

“(Downie) did not go there armed and did not intend to use knives against them,” he said.

“He did not intend a sexual assault, though he may well have been intending to further a relationship with Chantelle.”

Downie was once again emotionless during the sentencing submissions.

He did not react to Christopher Rowe’s victim impact statement, in which the grieving man detailed how much he missed his family.

“In the future, getting married will be hard, having children will be hard … my mum and dad will not be there to be the grandparents they wanted to be,” his statement read.

Christopher also paid tribute to his sister, Chantelle, who “couldn’t wait to be 18″.

“I planned to teach her to drive when I got back from my Queensland holiday,” he wrote. “Now I will not get the chance to do that.

“Chantelle took (lots) of photos of our family and, now, that’s all I have … I feel empty. No matter what anyone does, it’s not going to bring them back or change it.”

Downie’s expression changed, however, when Andrew’s sister, Sue Mahoney, confronted him across the court room.

She had just one question for the young man who killed her beloved brother: “Why?”

“It consumes my every waking moment … (medication) doesn’t help or lessen my hatred,” Mrs Mahoney said.

“I feel so much anger, hate and dislike toward Jason Downie and I will never forgive him. We have to live with this loss for the rest of our lives … it’s only fair he serves the rest of his (in jail).”

Mrs Mahoney’s words struck home – Downie glared at her, then leaned forward and scowled, as she bemoaned his “right” to go on living.

Rose Rowe’s brother, Ray Maurici, also struck home when he called Downie “an animal”.

The killer scowled as Mr Maurici dubbed him a remorseless killer “all because you couldn’t have my niece”.

The day after sentencing submissions, the Supreme Court released a copy of Downie’s hand-written apology to The Advertiser.

“First of all I would like to apologise for my recent actions on November 8th 2010,” the letter, written in January 2011, reads.

“I have caused so much pain not only in my own family but many others … this whole situation is eating me alive.

“I had a career, car, friends and most important I had my family … now due to my actions I have nothing.

“I have hurt a lot of people for what I’ve done … I know that no matter what my sentence I may get (sic) it will never be enough.

“As much as I hate to say it but (sic) I deserve anything and everything that is going to happen to me.

“I want you to know that if I could turn back time and fix my wrongdoings (sic) I would do it in an instant, but unfortunately I can’t.

“So once again I sincerely apologise for my actions from the bottom of my I’m (sic) truly sorry.”

In court, Mr Pallaras rejected the letter as another lie, saying it pre-dated Downie’s claims of innocence to his mother and brother.

Downie confirms Kapunda triple-murder guilt; public told details of Rowe family killings

Jason Alexander Downie,guilty of murdering 3 innocent people

FOR the first time, an Adelaide court has heard the circumstances and motive behind the massacre of Kapunda’s Rowe family.

Jason Downie murdered Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe because of his sexual obsession with 16-year-old Chantelle.

Details of what occurred inside the Harriet St home in November 2010 were revealed in the Supreme Court this morning.

Prosecutors told the court that Downie had an unwanted and unreturned sexual infatuation with Chantelle in the months leading up to the triple murder.

They said she put up with his unwanted attitude because he was friends with her boyfriend.

However, prosecutors stressed that at no time was Chantelle in a relationship with Downie.

Prosecutors also described new details about the murder scene, saying it would “not be an exaggeration” to call it blood-soaked.

‘We are living through hell every day’

Town refuses to become a victim

Horror in Kapunda

They said Downie stabbed Andrew 29 times, and Chantelle at least 33 times.

Prosecutors said that while murdering Chantelle, Downie also sexually assaulted her.

Following the attack, he removed her damaged clothing and re-dressed her in clean clothes.

Chantelle’s mother, Rose, was stabbed at least 50 times, including while she was crawling on her hands and knees.

Prosecutors told the court that pieces of the murder weapon – a kitchen knife – were found lodged in the bodies of Andrew and Rose.

The court has also heard highly emotional victim impact statements from relatives and friends of the Rowe family.

Downie, who confessed to the killings, showed little reaction during many of those statements.

However, he glared at Andrew’s sister when she confronted him across the courtroom and asked what right he had to “take away three angels”.

At the start of today’s hearing, Downie again pleaded guilty to three counts of murder committed on November 8, 2010 .

His pleas were confirmed at the insistence of Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras, QC.

In an unusual move, Mr Pallaras had last month asked Justice John Sulan to “re-arraign” Downie before sentencing submissions were heard.

“We are aware of a conversation had by the accused, with his brother, in which he expressed an attitude inconsistent with his plea,” Mr Pallaras told the court on February 7.

“That attitude is also found in a letter he wrote, to his mother, on an earlier date.

“We are concerned that his pleas of guilty be seen to be unequivocal… the last thing we want is a reversal of plea.

“We urge Your Honour to confirm that he has consciously pleaded guilty and that those are unequivocal pleas of guilty to these charges.”

Justice Sulan is now hearing sentencing submissions – including an expected 26 victim impact statements written by the family’s surviving son, Christopher, and their friends and family.

Five days after the murders, a TV crew recorded Downie visiting a memorial for the Rowe family.

He was seen walking along their property’s rear fence and pausing to look at flowers and cards before walking off.

Downie was arrested on November 16, 2010, after voluntarily attending the Kapunda police station.

Just hours before, detectives had contacted one of his workmates and asked that he “bring Downie in” for questioning.

Downie’s outsider status was backed up by his profiles on social networking websites.

They revealed his hatred for Kapunda – which he dubbed “Krapunda” – but also claimed he was popular.

It listed him as being “in a relationship” and said he enjoyed “partying and hanging out with my friends”.

“I love my sport, I am very active on and off the basketball court if you know what I mean,” he wrote.

The sites also detailed his love of basketball and the Saw horror movies, as well as his devotion to his mother, despite their occasional clashes.

Both of Downie’s pages listed Chantelle as a friend.

The “best thing” to ever happen to Downie, he wrote on one site, was “leaving school”, while his worst fear was “not seeing my family”.

“Love my family in Scotland, haven’t seen them for six years,” he wrote.

“I grew up without a dad since I was two months old, so I have been raised up by my mum all my life … I respect and love her to death, even though we have our bad moments.”

AdelaideNow understands Downie’s birth certificate does not list the identity of his father.

His brother, Jamie, was living in Kapunda at the time of the murders.

His half-sister, Jodie, lives in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and was in regular correspondence with her brother prior to his arrest.

From the ABC

Testimony sheds light on frenzied triple murder

By Loukas Founten and Candice Marcus

Updated March 27, 2012 07:51:48

Family and friends of three people killed in a frenzied stabbing attack in mid-north South Australia have spoken of their hatred and anger toward the murderer.

Teenager Chantelle Rowe and her parents Andrew and Rose were killed at the family’s home in Kapunda in November 2010.

Jason Alexander Downie, 20, has confirmed his guilty pleas to three counts of murder in the Supreme Court in Adelaide.

Downie listened as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Stephen Pallaras, described the injuries suffered by each of the victims.

He said 16-year-old Chantelle was stabbed at least 33 times, her father at least 29 times and her mother at least 50 times.

Mr Pallaras described the grisly scene in the Harriet Street home.

“It is no exaggeration to say the hallway and floors throughout the house were covered in blood,” he said.

“It appears from the position of the bodies of Andrew and Rose Rowe and the positioning of their blood that, even after he had stabbed them and attempted to clean up their blood, he went back to them and stabbed them again.”

Mr Pallaras told the court Downie gave a number of contradictory statements to police and lied about cuts on his hands and forearms.

Many of the family and friends of the Rowes who had packed the courtroom left as the extent of the crime was revealed.

Infatuation

Defence lawyer Greg Mead QC told the hearing Downie was jealous Chantelle Rowe was dating his friend.

He said Downie’s infatuation with the teenager had turned to resentment and anger and ultimately homicidal rage.

Mr Mead said many would think his “weedy” client (at 52 kilograms) would not be capable of a such a crime.

“He unleashed an attack which will not seem possible from someone of his stature,” he said.

“Obviously he went completely beserk that night. He seems to have lost all control.

“[He was an] immature young man who could not have been aware that he was capable of such violence.”

Mr Mead told the court a sexual attack on Chantelle Rowe happened shortly after the stabbing, and family members in the courtroom yelled out “gutless bastard”.

The defence lawyer said Downie originally told police “stupid, childish lies” but that had “simply emphasised his lack of maturity”.

He told the court Downie eventually cooperated with police, taking them to the site where he had dumped the clothing and shoes he wore during the attack.

Mr Mead said Downie also took police where he said the murder weapons had been dumped, but no weapon was found.

Apology letter

The one-page, hand-written letter is dated January 20, 2011 - two months after the murders.

He told the hearing Downie could not remember much of the attack, but was beginning to understand the enormity of his crime and deserved credit for his admission of guilt.

“He has written a letter of apology to the family of the victims but admits no words will restore the Rowes to their family,” the court was told.

He has written a letter of apology to the family of the victims but admits no words will restore the Rowes to their family

Greg Mead QC

Mr Mead told the court Downie’s own family had been shocked by the nature of the crimes.

“His family must’ve found it unbelievable that this skinny young man, who never answered back to his mother or been in a fight, had committed this crime,” he said.

Mr Mead said his client experienced a mental “numbing” after the attacks.

“It was a self-protection reflex action he had to get past in order to fully face up to what he has done,” he said.

Downie sat stony-faced while more than 20 victim impact statements were read to the court.

Surviving son and brother, Christopher Rowe, told Downie he was struggling to deal with his grief at losing his family.

He said he felt empty as he thought daily about those he had lost.

Others told the court of their hate and anger towards Downie and questioned why and how he could commit what they described as an evil and heinous crime.

Downie confirmed his guilty pleas at the latest hearing after questions were raised by prosecutors last month about the legitimacy of his admissions.

Downie will automatically be jailed for life and Justice John Sulan will set a non-parole term next month.

The DPP said Downie was entitled to credit for his guilty pleas but the non-parole period needed to be significant.

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The Supreme Court yesterday released Downie’s written apology – branded inadequate even by his own lawyer

In it, the triple killer takes full responsibility for his crimes, which he says are “eating me alive”.

“From the bottom of my heart I’m deeply sorry for my actions,” he says. “I have hurt a lot of people for what I’ve done … I know that no matter what my sentence I may get (sic) it will never be enough.

“As much as I hate to say it but (sic) I deserve anything and everything that is going to happen to me.”

Prosecutors have challenged Downie’s claims of remorse.

They say that after writing the letter in January 2011, he told his family he was innocent – and tried to blame a mystery man with a shopping bag.

Downie, 20, has confessed to murdering the Rowes.

The murders took place in their Harriet St, Kapunda, home in November 2010. He was sexually obsessed with Chantelle, 16, who did not return his affections.

In a frenzied attack, Downie stabbed, slashed and cut each member of the family more than 20 times, and sexually assaulted Chantelle while murdering her.

In court on Monday, defence barrister Greg Mead, SC, said Downie had written a letter of apology, in custody, to the Rowes’ extended family. “It expresses, to the best of his abilities, his sorrow over what he has done,” he said.

“It’s inadequate, but the importance of the letter is that he did write it.”

The one-page, hand-written letter is dated January 20, 2011 – two months after the murders.

“First of all I would like to apologise for my recent actions on November 8th 2010,” he says. “I have caused so much pain not only in my own family but many others.”

Downie admits his words “may not mean a lot” to people, but he feels he must apologise.

“This whole situation is eating me alive,” he says. “I had a career, car, friends and most important I had my family … now due to my recent actions I have nothing.”

Downie singles out the Rowes’ surviving son, Christopher, for a personal apology.

“I can’t imagine what he would be feeling as he lost the most important people in his life,” he says.

“I want you to know that if I could turn back time and fix my wrongdoings (sic) I would do it in an instant, but unfortunately I can’t. So once again I sincerely apologise for my actions from the bottom of my I’m (sic) truly sorry.”

On February 3, 2011, a suppression order on Downie’s identity was lifted.

Soon after, he wrote a second letter – this one to his mother. After promising to “take responsibility” for his actions, Downie insists he is innocent.

“On the night Chantelle was murdered I was there, but I had nothing to do with it,” he says in that letter, which was read to the court on Monday. Downie claims Chantelle “died in my arms” after he entered her blood-soaked house and found her parents dead. He tries to blame the crime on a dark-clothed man who was carrying a green shopping bag.

“I f…ed up, mum, I’m sorry, I should have rung the police,” he says. On November 9, 2011, Downie pleaded guilty to the murders in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court. Five days later, he rang his brother Jamie from the Adelaide Remand Centre and again protested his innocence.

“F…, if I plead not guilty and I’m found guilty, which my lawyer reckons would happen, I would never be released,” he said in the call, which was relayed in court on Monday.

Asked to respond to that evidence, Mr Mead said people showed contrition differently to one another. A lack of “tears and emotion”, he said, should “not be confused” with a lack of remorse.

“If it be said against him that he has shown no remorse, I ask Your Honour to note his guilty pleas (and) the letter of apology.” Downie will be sentenced next month.

We are living through hell every day, Rowe family relatives tell in victim impact statements

THE family and friends of Jason Downie’s victims have vowed never to forgive him for taking away “three angels”.

She had just one question for the young man who killed her beloved brother, Andrew: “Why?”

“It consumes my every waking moment … (medication) doesn’t help or lessen my hatred,” Mrs Mahoney said.

“I feel so much anger, hate and dislike toward Jason Downie and I will never forgive him. We have to live with this loss for the rest of our lives … it’s only fair he serves the rest of his (in jail).”

Mrs Mahoney’s words struck home – her’s was the victim impact statement that provoked the biggest reaction from Downie. He glared at her, then leaned forward and scowled, as she bemoaned his “right” to go on living.

Rose Rowe’s brother, Ray Maurici, also struck home when he called Downie “an animal”.

The killer scowled as Mr Maurici dubbed him a remorseless killer “all because you couldn’t have my niece”.

More than 60 members of the Rowe and Maurici families held hands and cried during the hearing. Tears flowed when a statement written by Andrew and Rose’s son, Christopher, was read by court staff.

Christopher, sitting in the front row, tore his gaze from Downie as the court heard of his struggle to cope with loss.

His statement said “everything” was different – “every Christmas, every birthday, every special day”.

“In the future, getting married will be hard, having children will be hard … my mum and dad will not be there to be the grandparents they wanted to be,” it read.

He also paid tribute to his sister, Chantelle, who “couldn’t wait to be 18″.

“I planned to teach her to drive when I got back from my Queensland holiday,” he wrote. “Now I will not get the chance to do that.

“Chantelle took (lots) of photos of our family and, now, that’s all I have … I feel empty. No matter what anyone does, it’s not going to bring them back or change it.”

Christopher’s fiancee, Coralie-Anne Glanville-Smith, attacked Downie in her statement.

“You Jason, still have your family – how could you take away someone else’s like that?” she said.

“Do you care, do you have feelings? No, you are stone cold and don’t have feelings, in my eyes.”

She said she was “engaged to the strongest man in the world”, but her heart broke because of Christopher’s pain.

“He is angry with the world, lost and doesn’t know where he belongs,” she said.

“We are living through this nightmare and hell every day of our lives.”

How Jason Downie became a frenzied killer

FRIENDS have described him as weak and eager to please, workmates say he was slow and his brother refers to him as “a shy mummy’s boy”.

Yet, somehow Jason Alexander Downie, weighing just 52kg, managed to sexually assault and murder a teenage girl before overpowering and killing her father and mother.

Yesterday, lawyers struggled to explain how a boy with no criminal history, no substance abuse problems and a normal home life had committed one of the state’s most gruesome crimes.

“It’s clear that he unleashed a ferocious attack that would not seem to be possible from a person of his physical attributes,” Greg Mead, SC, for Downie, said.

“He was transformed by some inner passion into a frenzied killer in a way no one – including him – could have foreseen or expected.

“This immature young man would have no idea … he was capable of such violence.”

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But Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras QC said that Downie was not immature – rather, he was deceitful.

Last month, Mr Pallaras made the unusual request that Downie re-enter his guilty pleas after police intercepted conversations with his mother and brother.

Yesterday, he revealed why he had been concerned.

He said Downie had first told police he barely knew Chantelle Rowe, then claimed they were close friends.

Downie had blamed cuts on his arm, inflicted during the murders, first on a bike-riding crash and then on a motorcycle accident.

In jail, he wrote a letter to his mother claiming he had pleaded guilty only because police would not believe the truth.

He said he had driven by Chantelle’s home and noticed blood on the walls, and had then run inside to find Andrew and Rose both dead.

“I saw Chantelle’s feet under the bed … she was alive, I put her in bed,” he wrote.

“She had cuts everywhere … she said ‘help’ and she died in my arms.

“I f..ked up, mum, I’m sorry, I should have rung the police.”

Mr Pallaras said Downie had repeated those lies to his brother even after pleading guilty.

He identified the “real killer” as a man dressed in “dark clothing with a green shopping bag”, who he’d claimed to have seen in the area.

“He lied to police, he lied to his mother, he lied to his brother, he lied to his psychologist – he has lied to everyone who has spoken to him about this case,” Mr Pallaras said.

“Your Honour will be waiting for an explanation that might begin to make sense of these killings … I regret that you will be waiting in vain.”

Rowe Family angry at killer Jason Downie’s letter of apology

JASON Downie’s letter to the family of his murder victims means nothing to those it is addressed to and they say they will never accept an apology.

Clinical psychologists say the letter shows “a child-like reaction to a horrendous crime” and was most likely never intended to reach the victims’ family. Even though it shows “signs of remorse and a capacity to empathise with the victims’ family members”, the experts say it is hard to know if that remorse is genuine, reported AdelaideNow.

The Rowe family said they were “disgusted” they did not know earlier than Monday’s Supreme Court hearing that the teenager who murdered their loved ones in November, 2010, had written an apology.

“My family will never forgive Jason Downie for what he has done,” cousin Tanya Dawson said. “He’s never shown any remorse to family and friends in the courtroom … his letter means nothing to us.”

Andrew Rowe’s sister, Sue Mahoney, said the letter was self-centred and painted Downie as a victim, and Rose’s brother Ray Maurici said the family wanted to know why Christopher Rowe – who is referred to in the letter – was not made aware of the killer’s apology before Monday.

“We don’t want an apology from him. He is not the victim … our family is the victim,” Mrs Mahoney said.

“He had a choice that night and he made that choice. No one put a knife in his hand.”

Mr Maurici said there were lots of answers the family wanted but an apology from the killer would not be accepted.

One Adelaide expert said the apology letter was child-like, while clinical and forensic psychologist Professor Andrew Day, of Deakin University, said the letter may never have been intended to reach those to whom it’s addressed. It was likely written to assess Downie’s ability to empathise with the victims and as an introduction to a violence intervention program.

“It would seem he has written the letter when he’s in the very early stages of understanding what he has done,” Professor Day said.

“It is very self-centred and that’s often the case for violent offenders … what it means for them and what he’s lost.”

Kapunda murderer Jason Downie apologises for his frenzied killing of Chantelle Rowe’s family

by: By Sean Fewster

March 28, 2012

JASON Alexander Downie says he deserves “anything and everything that is going to happen to me” for the murders of Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe.

SA triple killer was jealous, court told

Chantelle Rowe with Jason Downie.

A court has been told jealousy was the reason a man went ‘beserk’ and killed three people in Kapunda.

The Supreme Court yesterday released Downie’s written apology – branded inadequate even by his own lawyer

In it, the triple killer takes full responsibility for his crimes, which he says are “eating me alive”.

“From the bottom of my heart I’m deeply sorry for my actions,” he says. “I have hurt a lot of people for what I’ve done … I know that no matter what my sentence I may get (sic) it will never be enough.

“As much as I hate to say it but (sic) I deserve anything and everything that is going to happen to me.”

Prosecutors have challenged Downie’s claims of remorse.

They say that after writing the letter in January 2011, he told his family he was innocent – and tried to blame a mystery man with a shopping bag.

Downie, 20, has confessed to murdering the Rowes.

The murders took place in their Harriet St, Kapunda, home in November 2010. He was sexually obsessed with Chantelle, 16, who did not return his affections.

In a frenzied attack, Downie stabbed, slashed and cut each member of the family more than 20 times, and sexually assaulted Chantelle while murdering her.

In court on Monday, defence barrister Greg Mead, SC, said Downie had written a letter of apology, in custody, to the Rowes’ extended family. “It expresses, to the best of his abilities, his sorrow over what he has done,” he said.

“It’s inadequate, but the importance of the letter is that he did write it.”

The one-page, hand-written letter is dated January 20, 2011 – two months after the murders.

“First of all I would like to apologise for my recent actions on November 8th 2010,” he says. “I have caused so much pain not only in my own family but many others.”

Downie admits his words “may not mean a lot” to people, but he feels he must apologise.

“This whole situation is eating me alive,” he says. “I had a career, car, friends and most important I had my family … now due to my recent actions I have nothing.”

Downie singles out the Rowes’ surviving son, Christopher, for a personal apology.

“I can’t imagine what he would be feeling as he lost the most important people in his life,” he says.

“I want you to know that if I could turn back time and fix my wrongdoings (sic) I would do it in an instant, but unfortunately I can’t. So once again I sincerely apologise for my actions from the bottom of my I’m (sic) truly sorry.”

On February 3, 2011, a suppression order on Downie’s identity was lifted.

Soon after, he wrote a second letter – this one to his mother. After promising to “take responsibility” for his actions, Downie insists he is innocent.

“On the night Chantelle was murdered I was there, but I had nothing to do with it,” he says in that letter, which was read to the court on Monday. Downie claims Chantelle “died in my arms” after he entered her blood-soaked house and found her parents dead. He tries to blame the crime on a dark-clothed man who was carrying a green shopping bag.

“I f…ed up, mum, I’m sorry, I should have rung the police,” he says. On November 9, 2011, Downie pleaded guilty to the murders in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court. Five days later, he rang his brother Jamie from the Adelaide Remand Centre and again protested his innocence.

“F…, if I plead not guilty and I’m found guilty, which my lawyer reckons would happen, I would never be released,” he said in the call, which was relayed in court on Monday.

Asked to respond to that evidence, Mr Mead said people showed contrition differently to one another. A lack of “tears and emotion”, he said, should “not be confused” with a lack of remorse.

“If it be said against him that he has shown no remorse, I ask Your Honour to note his guilty pleas (and) the letter of apology.” Downie will be sentenced next month.

Jason Downie’s actions ruined his own family also

by: Investigations editor Bryan Littlely

March 27, 2012 11:00PM

 JASON Downie knows his murderous actions destroyed many more lives than those of Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe and their family.

His family – mother Lorna Carter, her partner, Brian, and her other son Jamie – was already in turmoil.

Lorna’s father, Alex Downie, died in the family’s hometown of Kilmarnock, Scotland, eight months before the murders … leaving Lorna and “the boys” heartbroken.

In the Kilmarnock Standard online obituaries, Mrs Carter posted tributes to her father from her and her sons.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal,” she wrote shortly after her father’s death on March 11, 2010.

Mrs Carter, who went to Kapunda police station with Downie when he was arrested, now lives alone in her Kapunda home. Her husband, Kapunda residents say, left about six months ago and the house is now for sale.

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She has kept to herself, despite support from the community which overwhelmingly sees her as a victim of the crimes also.

She was at home when Downie faced court on Monday

FOR the first time, an Adelaide court has heard the circumstances and motive behind the massacre of Kapunda’s Rowe family.

Jason Downie murdered Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe because of his sexual obsession with 16-year-old Chantelle

Details of what occurred inside the home in November 2010 were revealed in the Supreme Court this morning.

Prosecutors told the court that Downie had an unwanted and unreturned sexual infatuation with Chantelle in the months leading up to the triple murder.

They said she put up with his unwanted attitude because he was friends with her boyfriend.

However, prosecutors stressed that at no time was Chantelle in a relationship with Downie.

Prosecutors also described new details about the murder scene, saying it would “not be an exaggeration” to call it blood-soaked.

They said Downie stabbed Andrew 29 times, and Chantelle at least 33 times.

Prosecutors said that while murdering Chantelle, Downie also sexually assaulted her.

Following the attack, he removed her damaged clothing and re-dressed her in clean clothes.

Chantelle’s mother, Rose, was stabbed at least 50 times, including while she was crawling on her hands and knees.

Prosecutors told the court that pieces of the murder weapon – a kitchen knife – were found lodged in the bodies of Andrew and Rose.

The court has also heard highly emotional victim impact statements from relatives and friends of the Rowe family.

Downie, who confessed to the killings, showed little reaction during many of those statements.

However, he glared at Andrew’s sister when she confronted him across the courtroom and asked what right he had to “take away three angels”.

At the start of today’s hearing, Downie again pleaded guilty to three counts of murder committed on November 8, 2010 .

His pleas were confirmed at the insistence of Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras, QC.

In an unusual move, Mr Pallaras had last month asked Justice John Sulan to “re-arraign” Downie before sentencing submissions were heard.

“We are aware of a conversation had by the accused, with his brother, in which he expressed an attitude inconsistent with his plea,” Mr Pallaras told the court on February 7.

“That attitude is also found in a letter he wrote, to his mother, on an earlier date.

“We are concerned that his pleas of guilty be seen to be unequivocal… the last thing we want is a reversal of plea.

“We urge Your Honour to confirm that he has consciously pleaded guilty and that those are unequivocal pleas of guilty to these charges.”

Justice Sulan is now hearing sentencing submissions – including an expected 26 victim impact statements written by the family’s surviving son, Christopher, and their friends and family.

Five days after the murders, a TV crew recorded Downie visiting a memorial for the Rowe family.

He was seen walking along their property’s rear fence and pausing to look at flowers and cards before walking off.

Downie was arrested on November 16, 2010, after voluntarily attending the Kapunda police station.

Just hours before, detectives had contacted one of his workmates and asked that he “bring Downie in” for questioning.

Downie’s outsider status was backed up by his profiles on social networking websites.

They also revealed his hatred for Kapunda – which he dubbed “Krapunda” – but also claimed he was popular.

It listed him as being “in a relationship” and said he enjoyed “partying and hanging out with my friends”.

“I love my sport, I am very active on and off the basketball court if you know what I mean,” he wrote.

More than 60 members of the extended Rowe and Maurici families filled courtroom eight of today, united in their grief, after Downie reiterated his guilty plea to three counts of murder.

Proceedings began with the reading, by court staff, of a victim impact statement written by the family’s surviving son, Christopher.

Christopher said he struggled not only with the loss of his parents and sister, but also with “reconnecting with” his extended family.

He said everything was different – “every Christmas, every birthday, every special day”.

“You could never be bored with my mum, she was so funny … she was the handyman around the house and would teach me to fix things,” he said.
Christopher also paid tribute to his sister Chantelle, who was just 16 when she was murdered.

“Chantelle was saying she couldn’t wait to be 18 and go out with me and my friends and socialise with us,” he said.

“I planned to teach her to drive when I got back from my Queensland holiday … now I will not get the chance to do that.”

He said that, as a result of the murders, he “had nothing”.

THE family of Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe finally know how their “angels” died.

Tragically, that knowledge has only increased their hatred for Jason Alexander Downie, while leaving many of their questions unanswered.

Downie, 20, appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday over the November 2010 triple murder of the Kapunda family. Asked by Justice John Sulan to confirm his guilty pleas, Downie replied: “Yes, I do.”

There had been fears Downie might change his plea, after Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras, QC, made the unusual request that Downie re-enter his guilty pleas.

Over four harrowing hours, the Rowes’ surviving son, Christopher, and his loved ones told the court of their struggle to go on. Mr Pallaras outlined every known detail about the macabre crime.
But he was at a loss to explain how Downie’s obsession with Chantelle, 16, sparked the frenzied, bloody assault that claimed three lives.

“We have a vicious killing, followed by a vicious killing, followed by a vicious killing,” Mr Pallaras said.

“There is only one man who knows why he wreaked such vengeance on this family and, to this day, he has not given those details to police.

“There are many questions within this case as to what happened inside that house … one of the biggest regrets is that they will remain unanswered.”

Justice Sulan now faces a task unprecedented in state legal history. He must craft a sentence for a killer whose crime is among the worst but whose youth and confessions warrant, under law, discounts on his penalty.

Downie pleaded guilty to murdering the Rowes inside their Harriet St, Kapunda, home on November 8, 2010.

He sexually assaulted Chantelle while stabbing her, having entered the house through a bathroom window.

After overpowering and stabbing Andrew and Rose, leaving pieces of the knife in their bodies, he tried to clean the blood off before fleeing.

Yesterday, Mr Pallaras said forensic evidence could show how the Rowes died but not the order in which they were murdered, nor how long they had suffered. “They must have been terrorised for a considerable time,” he said.

“For two of them, they were terrorised knowing another member of their family had been attacked.”

He said Chantelle had been dating a teenager named Dylan Pratt, who was friends with Downie.

Downie pestered Chantelle on her Facebook page and repeatedly drove past her house, unwanted attention she endured for Dylan’s sake.

“Downie was, it seems, fantasising over the true nature of their relationship,” Mr Pallaras said.

“He was becoming increasingly sexually infatuated by Chantelle. Everything (in the evidence) suggests he was unrequitedly sexually attracted to Chantelle, which may form the beginning of an explanation.”

Greg Mead, SC, for Downie, said the case was simple.

“The explanation is as old as humanity itself,  ordinary, unremarkable, common jealousy,” he said.

“Faced with resistance from Andrew and Rose Rowe, he seems to have lost total control … he obviously went completely berserk that night.” Mr Mead said his client was remorseful about his actions and had suffered “post-traumatic amnesia” following the murders.

He also insisted the crimes were not premeditated.

Downie, he said, believed Dylan was in the house and had gone there seeking a confrontation over Chantelle’s affections. “(Downie) did not go there armed and did not intend to use knives against them,” he said.

“He did not intend a sexual assault, although he may well have been intending to further a relationship with Chantelle.”

Mr Pallaras branded that claim another of Downie’s many lies.

He said Downie had gone so far as to tell his mother and brother he was innocent, and sought to blame a man “in dark clothes with a green shopping bag” for the murders.

Downie’s mother, he said, had been recorded on a police interview video “begging” her son to tell the truth.

“He lied to the police, he lied to his mother, he lied to his brother, he lied to his psychologist,” Mr Pallaras said. “He lied to everyone who has (dealt with) him about this case.”

He said Dylan had personally told Downie he would not be at Harriet St that night.

“If all he was going to do was (confront Dylan), why was it necessary to park his car around the corner?” he said.

“That can only be to avoid being identified, because the people inside would identify him if he left them alive.”

Justice Sulan was also unconvinced by Downie’s account.

“My view, based on the evidence, is he was there to have a relationship with Chantelle,” he said.

He remanded Downie in custody for sentencing next month.

135 thoughts on “Court finally hears Jason Downie own up-Kapunda Triple Murders UPDATE sentenced to life min 35 YEARS

  1. With all due respect, I’m not paying too much attention to the news today as journalist tend to write anything just to get a story out. I’ll wait until tomorrow when they have time to sit down and write a more accurate account of what happened in court today. That said, from what I “have” read, I feel so sorry for the family that Downie has refused to speak or show any remorse. I think that is just as cruel.

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  2. I attended the hearing today- Emotional, Draining and so so sad to hear in detail what that ASS HOLE did to the family and watching Christophers emotions while the Forensic’s report was read out. Jason still showed no emotion until it was stated that Chantelle wasnt interested in him and that she had a boyfriend- he then seemed very pissed off. Jason Downie is a selfless, childish, one ugly ANIMAL. May he rot in hell

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  3. I have followed this case since day one.I have not made many comments of late but today I am so sad. We know that it was a “bad” case but to hear just a few of the details made me feel very,very sad. I hope this animal suffers as much as these poor people did : (

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  4. My God. The details are even worse than I imagined. He stabbed the family over 100 times and raped Chantelle.

    My opinion – life without parole. This is beyond the worst category of murder. Let’s hope John Sulan has the balls to do it.

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  5. I also attended court today, and numerous ones beforehand, and Downie has shown no emotion at all in regard to the whole process. He is still yet to tell the full version of what went on that night, with the prosecution only guessing as to why he went there, who he came across first etc. I was watching him today, and he would sometimes shake his head and frown to what the prosecution was saying, yet he still kept quiet and blamed post traumatic amnesia as to why he can’t recall the events of that night.

    In the letters he sent to his mum and brother (why the prosecution wanted to arraign him to plead again) he said he was there the night of the murder but didn’t do it, it was a man in black tracksuit pants that he saw and only pleaded guilty to it as his sentence would be a little less. This lack of remorse- lying about this got him nowhere and only proved to the court how sick he is.

    Another month to wait until his sentencing but I believe the judge will give the most severe penalty he can, then justice will finally be served.

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  6. I don’t think the judge will have a choice. He must pay for this horrible and senseless crime. How could he have had such rage and no one ever notice?This poor,poor family. He couldn’t come up with anything better than a guy in a black tracksuit?

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  7. One month to wait for poor Chris & the family to perhaps get some closure. Life without parole, one can hope! However no sentence would ever be enough for that sick little ‘small’ bastard! He will dog food in prison! Rot in hell you brainless sick little prick!

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    • Thank you to aussieincanada for the ABC newspaper article link. That was helpful. Fellow Australians have followed this tragic case for over a year with concern and compassion for the family of the deceased. There has been a perplexed interest, outrage and disgust in what would cause someone aged 20 years to commit such a brutal crime against other human beings.It is a relief to finally get some pieces of the puzzle to form a picture.The sentancing will be interesting as this is a crime which belongs in the criminally mentally ill category.

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  8. Im one of the sister,s of Andrew Rowe . I would like to thank everyone on here, for being here for my family and my sister inlaws family and friends. And also for chris, today was the worst day of my life. All i can say is i hope that bastard gets everything he deserves in jail, and suffers every day of his life, he hasnt once showed any remorse to what he did to my family. from Sally

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    • Oh Sally. Thanks for commenting. I am so sorry for your loss.I don’t know any of you but I feel like I do a little.I moved to Canada and have kept following this horrible crime.Not because I am some sick person looking for thrills but I followed this particular case because I couldn’t understand WHY he would do this. From all accounts Andrew,Rose and Chantelle were great people. Poor,poor Christopher but must living his own nightmare. I am sure he would want to take matters into his own hands,hopefully people in jail will do this for him. I truly hope the judge does not go lightly on this “person”May you continue to be a strong family and hold your heads high because you have shown a great deal of strength.

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  9. Sally, what you & your family have been through, I can never imagine. My heart breaks for you all & what you have lost. Such a tragic waste of a beautiful family. My thoughts are with you….

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  10. Sally my dear- I still hear your voices and see your pain, if onIy I could take that away from you. I cannot or will not understand your such depth of pain but the words you spoke today, You spoke well of your feelings and I hope and feel he took some of those in. FUCKING ASS HOLE- Sorry but cant help not to want to kill this THING

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  11. Sally, I feel for you and your whole family, in particular Christopher who I’m sure will never be the same. I do hope that disgusting piece of filth gets sentenced to life without parole, and I don’t want to pre-empt any sentence he may get, but If I were the sentencing judge, He’d get the mandatory life sentence that goes with any murder in the jurisdiction of South Australia, with the mandatory minimum of twenty years on each appalling act to be served cumulatively, leaving him there to rot until he is the ripe old age of approximately 78 given the sentence will be backdated to the day he was taken into custody. the main reason I would do that would be to give him some reason to live with the slight glimmer of freedom in the future, therefore extending his misery for as long as possible instead of deciding to top himself early on in the piece. Some may hope he does do that, I’d prefer to watch him suffer alongside the likes of Liddy And Von Einem who are universally despised within the prison system. Sorry if I offend anyone out there with this next bit, but i can assure you that if if he does survive that long, hopefully in mainstream prison this 52 kilogram mans rectum will be the size of the Grand Canyon, protectee or not. This man is in for a life of misery either way you look at it.
    As someone has already said, I hope next month brings the family even just a little bit of closure, and those affected can go on to have as close to a happy and fulfilling life as possible, particularly Christopher. God bless you all,

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      • http://justdetention.org/

        seperate issues , this case if awful and Downie deserves never to be released but prison rape is a major human rights abuse. What if you son, brother , friend was sent to prison for a minor crime and was raped?
        Don’t sully the Rowes memory with this drival………

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    • Well said observer.
      I’m absolutely certain this tight knit and proud family would not be giving a shit about the rites of the piece of swill. He will get everything and more in the jail system,and not a person with any feelings will care one bit..in fact I would even bet most people would say he is going to get what is known in Australia as his right whack…and may he get as much right whacks as he deserves..well said.

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    • Wow.

      “Even so, his crimes do not reach the bar set by “bodies in the barrels” killers”.

      Wow.

      Since when did we set “a bar” on taking innocent lives?

      Downie deserves life without parole, if not for the sake of his crimes, but for himself – he will never be a “normal” person who can be integrated into society after 20-30 years behind bars.

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  12. I have been following this case since day 1 and my thoughts are with the Rowe Family, what a sad day.
    I am only 19 myself and to think ANYONE, especially at my age, could think to even do something like this. It scares me ALOT to think JELOUSY could make a person do such a horrible thing.. what a disgusting, sick, messed up pig!

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  13. @ Idwag, Jason Downie is a scurrilous piece of shit, and his victims were not, there lies the difference. Whilst christian folk believe in a place called heaven, they also believe in a place called hell, reserved for monsters like JD. This is NOT a memorial page, this is a crime blog, if I were to say the same thing on a memorial page, then sure that would be out of place. I have a right to voice
    my opinion here, good, bad, or indifferent as are you. Hope that helps.

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  14. It is impossible to ever make right what has been so wrongly done to this innocent family…nothing will ever be the same for any member of the Rowe family…Our hearts go out to each of you….

    My hope is that you can find hope and peace again as you move forward as a family, know that the community around you, is with you …..you are not alone.

    As for the person who chose to commit such a terrible crime, even if he was truly sorry…it means nothing now, nothing can bring that innocent family back ever….so the longest sentence possible needs to happen with hard labour!

    Forgiveness is something between Him and His maker….not for this poor family to deal with…

    Family and friends are everything in this life and I hope and pray the very best for the Rowe family in every way, that they will be loved, heard and understood and taken care of….by all that surround them…

    xxxxx.

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  15. To Christopher Rowe and the brothers/sisters/aunts/uncles/cousins/nieces/nephews all missing their family,
    Whatever I try to write here seems superfluous & tacky. I am still shocked, horrified and hurting for you all. Like many others on this forum, I have been following the case with a sense of disbelief and a feeling of disgust.
    While we all (continue to) wait patiently for sentencing I am hoping he gets Life, no parole.
    My opinion (and yes I know – it is unqualified & I am not privy to all psychological profiling conducted thus far) the self-confessed perpetrator is not mentally ill, he is a nasty, jealous, power & control hungry man. Lock him up. Forever.
    Peace be with the Rowe’s and their friends / family.

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      • I am sure his mother never picked it would happen and that she would be living through this. As a mother with children we can only guide, wish and hope that our children become respectable law abiding citizens for the duration of their life. Fingers crossed, but the prisons and court systems that are full to brim daily :(

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  16. Prison is to good for this thing , he will be feed, watch television , speak with other people , exercise , read , have a bed to sleep in , and do other things. THIS IS ALL TO GOOD FOR HIM . Why pay to keep someone like this , hes makes my skin crawl for what he has done . I dont believe in death penalty BUT when someone pleads guilty to triple murder then YES I BELIEVE IN DEATH PENALTY. he deserves nothing………… .

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  17. I would love to hear what the Downie family have to say , and what they think his punishment should be. What do they think about this beast they have in their family.

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  18. Human rights? are you serious? This guy forfeited all his own human rights when he chose to take the lives of three innocent people. If your heart bleeds because he may be ill treated as nutural justice takes its course within the prison system then I have nothing left to add. I apologise for offending anyone with the reality but to pull out the human rights card on a triple murderer is obscene.

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  19. I have read a number of media reports from Scotland and the UK on these horrendous crimes. Reports came out there in 2010, as well as most recently, mainly due to the Scottish connection to the perpetrator. It concerns me that these reports all refer to a ‘pregnant 16 year old girl’. If this is correct, it makes the crimes even more horrendous, if that could be so, If incorrect, it needs to be corrected. I have not read anything official in Australia in relation to this, although shortly after the crimes, there were comments on this site which mentioned pregnancy, but that is all they were – ‘comments’. I have posted the link to a report, but you will need to copy and paste into your browser.
    http://www.scotsman.com/news/scot-driven-by-superhuman-force-to-stab-family-112-times-1-2197839

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  20. I suspect that is just rumour and hearsay. If she was pregnant you can bet the prosecution would have used that fact to further demonstrate the heinousness of the crime.

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    • If that is the case Dave, then the overseas reports are very wrong and have been from the start, and should be retracted, as I am sure you will agree.

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  21. After reading excerpts from Downie’s apology letter, I am now finally convinced that he is a psychopath. It’s all very well to say sorry, but I don’t it’s very sincere at all.

    I would love to hear a psychologists/psychiatrists opinion of that letter.

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  22. Oh thanks heaps for that! Found it. was a bit hard to miss on news.com.au. I don’t buy it. What’s with the circle for the i’s??? I wish we could get a hand writing expert to have a look at it.

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    • I’m sure they will get one, but in the meantime “Dots which are drawn as circles are commonly found in teenage handwritings, revealing the desire to attract attention.” is one explanation I have found.

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  23. I have followed this case right from the start because I went to high school in Kapunda and still have friend who live there. It shocked me right from the start how this could happen in such a sleepy town. I have read everything that became avaliable to me with this case and I still remain with one unanswered question. I would like to know what happened with the statement given to police from the man who dropped off Downie at the Rowe house. (everyone remember this? the white ute?) He stated that Downie has a bag with him…… if this is true doesnt this become premeditated? He had intension of doing what he has done before he went there. Why hasnt this been brough forward and will it be used with sentencing???

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    • yeah, remembering that, also remember in the court version downie parked his own car around the corner so he wouldn’t be seen. so, the two stories conflict. that the evidence doesn’t stack, the only thing that convicted this man is his confession. and then in court he’s branded a liar. so is his confession true if everything else he has said according to the attorney general is a lie? it doesn’t make any sense at all.

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  24. What Downie had done to murder the Rowe family is unbelievable and sick. He need to die in hell. Raped the girl because she is not interested of him while she was dying.

    He will be done in jail!

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  25. too many loose ends in this. and being an adelaide thing, like so much wrong in south australia, i don’t see enough to convince me of guilt. the plea from such a vulnerable, unstable man who doesn’t remember the act, isn’t believable either. and all this heavy emotional shit about what a bad person he is. you don’t know he even did it. seriously, you don’t. not in adelaide, not after the bodies in the barrels and the house of horrors. then what about liddy or malcolm fox, there enough are too many unanswered questions and this case is loose ends all over the place.

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      • he didn’t admit to it. he did a plea to get seemingly to get leniency in sentencing. that’s why he had to plea a second time because he continued to deny it in dialogue with his family and correspondence to his mother. so, wrong, he didn’t admit it. where is the stuff on it being his dna? i saw they had dna but i can’t find anything about a match. and even if there was, even if he was there it doesn’t prove he did the crime? like where was the dna? was it on the handle of the knife? that’s if it’s his, which i don’t know that it is, i might be wrong but i can’t find anything about it. and that before the guilty plea, there was eyewitness and then i think testimony of him being dropped there by somebody in a white, tray top. after the guilty plea, it was said i recall that he parked his own car around the corner which was a demonstration of premeditation on his part. i’m not out to antagonize, it just doesn’t make sense what you’re saying and if he didn’t do it, then a killer gets off. he didn’t admit it, and i don’t know where the dna is matched, if it is, show me.

        thanks

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  26. That letter of apology is absolute crap! It is all about him! Unbelievable! The little prick is totally clear that he is NOT sorry . As a behavioural therapist, I can see straight through what they were trying to achieve by this so called letter, all it shows from any perspective that he is completely immature, does not accept responsibility & he is the victim! The crimes he committed were all about him too! Lock the bastard up & throw away the key!

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  27. ***Greg Mead, SC, for Downie, said the case was simple.
    “The explanation is as old as humanity itself, ordinary, unremarkable, common jealousy” ***

    Sorry Mr Mead but having a hissy fit, sulking, crying or a bit of a swear is ordinary, unremarkable, common jealousy. Sustained, barbaric, murderous cruelty is NOT ordinary, unremarkable, common jealousy!

    You also went on to use two names from a rather famous piece of literature to highlight your point about jealousy – Cane and Abel.

    Might I suggest another piece from the same famous literature that befits this sickening situation more aptly – “An Eye for An Eye”.

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  28. An article in the Gawler newspaper the bunyip says “after the crime someone attempted to send a message to chantelles boyfriend with her mobile phone, however she had no credit so it didn’t send. Her phone is still missing”
    I wonder what was written

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    • That is correct gawler girl. There was a message sent from her phone. It was an attempt by JD to make it appear Chantelle was responding to her boyfriend’s message. This was advised in court on 26th. Yes, it did not get through as she had run out of credit. The text sent to her manager at work was earlier in day. The phone has not been recovered to date.

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  29. Show Jason Downie the same mercy he showed his victims,none,life in prison never to be paroled,lets hope this little insignificant piece of dog shit has a brutal prison life before him.

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  30. What isn’t clear at this time, is why Downie visited Chantelle that night. I wonder if he intended to ask her out, or to rape her? Was he acting out a fantasy about going to see her and her saying yes to him as a boyfriend?

    When Chantelle found Downie in her room, she would be understandably angry and upset, she may have told him in no uncertain terms that she has never been interested in him, she may have told him he makes her skin crawl and to get the hell out of her house. She would have felt safe enough to say that because she thought she knew him. He didn’t go into the house with a knife, so something must have been said for him to go into the kitchen and get the knife.

    Rape is about control, ownership and power. I believe he took from her what she wouldn’t willingly give to him. I don’t think he regrets killing Chantelle, I think he is pleased that no-one else can have her and she can have no-one else.

    Downie is a coward. I don’t think he will survive long in prison, I would be amazed if he hasn’t committed suicide within the first year of being inside.

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    • Mel, I hope you are right, and this snakebelly does NOT survive in jail.His stories will only get bigger and his reputation more outragoius in jail as time goes by.

      But a part of me wants him to live to 80 and rot in there, hopefully in protective custody with NO cellmates, NO vivitors and NO bloody journo’s looking to make it big with a scoop or story/movie…etc

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  31. 35 years is a pathetic sentence for what he did to the Rowe family. They were in their own home, the place you are meant to feel most safe, when they went through that nightmare. He broke in to the house through the bedroom window, Andrew heard a noise and went to investigate. He came across Jason in the hallway and in that split second Jason made a choice. He chose to take a life.

    He claims he only killed Rose and Chantelle as they witnessed what he had done to their husband/father. Rose was attacked next, then Chantelle; who was hiding under her bed. He stabbed her then dragged her out on to the bed and undressed her. She was unconscious, he thought she was dead. When she started coming around, he ran back to the kitchen and grabbed another knife and attacked her again. He then raped her vaginally and anally while she was dead or dying.

    He then attempted to clean up his mess, gave up and left. After the murders he went on and grieved with the friends of the Rowes. After he was arrested he still denied any involvement. Yes in the end he did plead guilty, only because he knew of all the evidence against him, and that was a good step rather than going to trial. But is a sentence of only 35 years enough?

    No way in hell. A life sentence is 25 years, so 3x life should be 75 years in jail at a minimum. Why has 40 years been taken off a sentence of this nature? He only pleaded guilty as he knew he was caught, He has shown no remorse for his crimes and to have the thought of being released at 53 years old, that’s a joke!

    Should never be released. He will get what’s coming to him, mongrel bastard.

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      • Watching that video is just heart wrenching.

        35 years is a joke. Where is the justice? I hope he doesn’t live long enough to see the outside of jail bars.

        Seriously, what crime do you need to commit to get a freakin’ sufficient sentence around here!? All I see right now is murderers and child molesters receiving sentences that don’t even come CLOSE to measuring the weight of pain they inflict on their victims.

        Would could Downie possibly offer to the community if released? You simply cannot be rehabilitate after murdering 3 people and spending 35 years in prison – and I don’t care what the “experts” say. If he survives the inside, he will no survive the outside unless deported and given an alias…. oh wait, come to think of it, that’s the deal he will probably get.

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  32. i agree not sufficient in any way! he took 3 lives, he should have received 3 life sentences with 3 non parole periods served consecutively!

    f$#%^#g sentencing in australia is piss weak!

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  33. That cowardly stain smirked when lead out. This was not imagined either because it was also seen by family members seated nearby. Totally sickening. Hope he lives in utter terror, forever looking over his scrawny shoulders – scared during every waking moment and too afraid to go to sleep and night.

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    • OMG, The cowardly little weed has turned into a star in his own lunchtime it seems. Loving the infamy. Well it will be short lived in jail, now he has been sentenced, I doubt he will continue to receive the same sort of special protective treatment he has enjoyed in the past. (Which must piss the staff off no end) The description by the judge of his heinous disgusting behaviour will filter through the jail, and he will pay for the treatment he dished out to 3 innocent defenceless victims. I can see a line forming….Tough Justice, the kind the courts do NOT hand out.

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  34. Hi, yes, have attended all hearings…..anything I attempt to outline would not even begin to come close to how horrendous this must be for the family, those close to them and anyone else involved. Any gesture of goodwill to them would be genuine but seem so very hollow and pointless. However, I truly do wish them all well.

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  35. Was it really necessary for the Rowe supporters to behave in such an uncivilised way towards young Jason? He is hurting too – I’m sure he regrets what happened that night. He has lost his freedom for his mistakes. He doesn’t need to be heckled and abused by a mob of bogans too. What a disgusting display it was.

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    • Seriously who cares about that ‘small’ piece of shit! If he is hurting (which I doubt) he caused it all himself! He totally deserves what is coming to him in prison!

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      • hear hear…(Is that how it is said Paradoxy? )
        My answer to this

        You VoT are are either one or both of 2 things, a troll who is here to stir up shit, and or a poorly misguided person totally uninformed on the facts of this case. So pull your head in or piss off from this forum. You and Downie are the only 2 on earth who agree with each other…Go do some research and find out what DISGUSTING acts really are…

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    • YES IT WAS REALLY NECESSARY FOR THE ROWE’S AND SUPPORTERS TO CRY OUT, YELL AND ABUSE!!!!!……..THEIR HEARTS ARE BREAKING!!!!!! THEY JUST HEARD FURTHER DETAILS OF HOW THEIR LOVED ONE’S LAST MOMENTS ON EARTH WERE EXPERIENCED!!!! GOD….WHERE DO YOU GET OFF….GO AWAY AND THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST SAID.

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    • You VoT are are either one or both of 2 things, a troll who is here to stir up shit, and or a poorly misguided person totally uninformed on the facts of this case. So pull your head in or piss off from this forum. You and Downie are the only 2 on earth who agree with each other…Go do some research and find out what DISGUSTING acts really are…

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      • Hi Robbo, yep, the saying is ‘hear hear’ (and not as I rushed in with here here) lol, deerrrr…bad day today

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      • Oh Robbo when are you just going to admit that the “disgusting acts” you chronicle on this site titillate you and float your boat? Your outrage and moral smugness are just covers for your infantile voyeurism. Don’t get self righteous with me brother.

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      • I’m sure it floats your boat to stir up trouble, Voice of Truth. Why else would you comment on a blog that you KNOW is read by the Rowe family and friends? You’re one sick puppy, my friend.

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  36. To those who think the sentence is inadequate, remember 35 years is the MINIMUM he must serve. It may be he is never released (and South Australia do have a habit of refusing parole to their worst killers well beyond their minimum terms – eg James David Watson, eligible for parole in 2002, still in jail, etc).

    I think the chances of him surviving 35 years is very remote anyway. He will commit suicide or be knocked off by another inmate for sure.

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  37. infantile voyeurism you call it? how about trying to bring justice to an unjust world and a voice to those that can’t speak. i’ll stand on robbo’s side of the fence please!

    piss off VOICE OF TRUTH – you are inconsequential!

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  38. Voice of Truth you are a total nut job, go crawl back under your rock? or better still go educate yourself on what happened here in our little town on the 8th November 2010. So fed up with people like you. He did the crime. He raped Channy possibly while he was stabbing her. they found his DNA. So piss off. You would not know the truth if it stood up and slapped you across the face.

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  39. It should have been a far longer sentence… we don’t mind paying our taxes to keep him in there…..
    It’s just such a painful terrible thing, I don’t know how this family is coping….
    It just makes you feel so angry that someone could do such an evil thing…..words can’t express just how disgusting this crime was….

    That family could have still been alive in 35 years time, lives that would have been filled with wonderful memories and good things …..he should not be allowed to be out of prison in 35 years time…

    Peace to the family and friends of the Rowe family….

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  40. Surely once he has done his sentence he would be deported back to Scotland? Absolutely devastating crime. It’s terrifying.

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    • If his Mother was married to an Australian, chances are he was naturalised as he was under 18. I’m a Scottish immigrant who isn’t naturalised, which means I could be deported if I stepped out of line. If I gained my citizenship, I would be able to stay here regardless.

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  41. 35 years is a long time , dont forget he will not father a family, hold a job , possible never have a woman in his life in fact I doubt he will ever have a life. Australia excepted him into the country so he should remain there , I doubt very much the people in Scotland want him back. Please dont forget Jason has a family too, how do you think they feel because that is part of his sentance too. Possible his mother could be dead by the time 35 years comes round.Yes i agree he is a monster and deserves what he has got , I would have given him a death sentance if I could have . So I am trying to make it longer by thinking long term ……

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    • Hi Joan, I’m appreciate you sharing your opinion, But I cannot agree with you. Victims and family are the ONLY consideration in this crime… This wasn’t some minor misdemeanour, Oh lets give the lad a second chance.I don’t care if he was 18 or 58 when he committed his crimes.
      AS for father a family. Hold a job? who gives a hell about his welfare post jail, or how his time will be. he is not your average criminal to feel pity on, Downie is pure evil, animalistic, predatory, without a thought in his brain that goes thinking of himself. So neither should you or I…

      Take care

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      • Joan is right on one thing, his family ARE victims. They will be spat upon, set upon…(there are other people out there who may not have murdered, but they act like animals and some need very little excuse to do so…) by people who are angry at what their son did and they will be, without a doubt, victimsed. They will never feel able to say their child’s name in public, or tell people how much they love their son, without people looking at them and wondering how they could have produced a monster…see I just did it myself..

        They are victims too and as much as my heart goes out to Chantelle’s family, my heart goes out to them also. They didn’t know what their son was capable of and if their son thought for one minute that his mum wouldn’t care, he wouldn’t have written a letter to her saying it was all lies. He didn’t want his mum to believe he was capable of this crime.

        I do however agree that he should be in prison for the rest of his life because carrying out a murder is one thing, but he carried out three, he then raped…twice. He didn’t just cross the line…he pole vaulted it!

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  42. Just discovered many of the UK papers are reporting that Chantelle was pregnant! That’s wrong isn’t it? I haven’t followed this case too much, but I’m sure I never read that before!
    Another paper called her Chantelle Rowes. Pisses me off when they can’t get their facts straight!

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/329363/20120417/jason-downie-jailed-35-years-16-chantelle.htm

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/world-news/life-for-scot-who-killed-pregnant-girl-and-parents.17337781

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    • i don’t get it either paradoxy, i wish a legal person could explain that to me! he definitely should have been stamped NEVER TO BE RELEASED.

      are they appealing the sentence? or non parole period at all? anyone know?

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      • The insanely unjust thing is, technically, he got 35 years non-parole for each life, BUT, the terms are served concurrently and not consecutively, which is the way they bloody well should be served. That’s where it totally stinks. All the technicalities drive me nuts.

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  43. I think 35 years is a pretty long sentence but of course it would be no comfort for family and friends of the family. It’s utterly shocking that Downie was so young and committed such a brutal crime. At least I guess he is locked up for a really long time and may get some psychiatric treatment. Little too late though.

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  44. Joan, what about his victims? Channy will never become a Mother, her parents will never see any grandchildren. Christopher will never become an Uncle! so please explain how that it is unfair on him?? All because he was so intent on having Channy for himself. But she said No. It came down to well If I cant have her no-one else will. If he does get out in 33.6yrs (cant forget the 18mths he has already served will get taken off the 35yrs). aged 52 isnt too old to father a child or have a comfortable life. The Family never will have that they won’t be celebrating her 18th or 21st He at least got his 18th. And he’ll be here for his 21st. and to the poster who said about being deported We can hope so.

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    • Catherine , I know all this about the rowe family. I didnt say it was unfair on Jason , Im happy he will have none of these things. I would gladly give out the death sentance to him , and first I would let him suffer many years as death is so easy and no pain. His mother didnt murder anyone , she also has to live with the fact her son did this , and he also has family that will suffer. I dont know how or what i would be feeling if I was a member of his family. Hate or Love .

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  45. Mr Stephen Pallaras (QC) DPP South Australia has an article and audio tape of his explanation of the sentancing. The DPP slams the psychological report on Jason Downie and questions the role of psychologists and psychiatrists in the Criminal Justice system as problematic.
    See ABC online 18th April 2012:
    DPP slams psychological report on triple killer – ABC News … http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-18/dpp…justice-downie/3957828Cached
    DPP Stephen Pallaras has questioned the findings of a psychological assessment of triple killer Jason Downie.

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    • See 20th April 2012: 7 News video: Psychological Assessment on Downie Slammed by DPP.
      Dr. Sandy McFarlane, Psychiatrist, confirms for us that someone who murders three people is abnormal and is a risk to the community.
      In the darkness of night, he parked his car around the corner. He climbed through the bathroom window, then viciously and violently murdered 3 human beings stabbing them multiple times. He also took the time to rape one of victim as he stabbed her to death. After that he returned to his first two victims and stabbed them again. All in the cover of the darkness of night – when the town was quiet, most people were at home in bed for the night. Unseen to anyone. A calculated, horrific and chilling crime.

      We may never know if he brought a knife or not. He has lied repeatedly throughout this case. The knives have not been found.

      This side of his character, active deep in his mind, was most likely generally hidden away from others. But inside his mind the obsession and murderous rage grew and eventually took over him.

      As shown above, his friend commented after the murders: ” … but I knew he had it in him…”.
      This is disturbing in it itself. One hopes that D did not share details of his sexual experiences with Chantal.

      Full credit to SAPOL and the murder investigation team as they got it right. They arrested him because of the potential risk to the community. Right on the mark. An experienced investigator is a valued team member.

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  46. Perfect example of SA’s Justice System not working, here in Adelaide a man stabbed his wife in front of 300 people plus is own adult children he received 26yrs for his crime. His claim was he was driven to it by his wife as she asked him for a divorce. the mans own brother claims he was provoked by the wife. Pfffftttt. But if you murder three you get a lesser sentence?? how does that work!! it’s about time the time really did fit the crime. We the people of SA need to partition the Courts the politicians and who ever else to get these laws changed.

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  47. here’s what a normal person would do in a homicidal rage (if anyone can call homicidal rage normal)………….grab a knife, stab someone or go at someone ONCE in a fit of anger, then go oh my god what have i just done AND STOP, scream, shout, cry, call an ambulance, help the person they just harmed, do all they can to not let them die, be blatantly remorseful in an instant and sit and await retribution from police in any way shape or form.

    you can’t tell me jason downie is normal to do what he did. the psychologist/psychiatrist has missed something or jason is a master manipulator psychopath who truly can hide his true self!

    i guess time will be a good judge of this hey….

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  48. Asha I have a child who went to school with both Channy and Jason. they still cannot get over it :( but they have said . It was apparently obvious to all.that he had a thing for Channy. But Channy did not. I feel he is a manipulator. As not once has he displayed any remorse in any way shape or form. Is this a sad indicament of today society??? I hope not.

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    • Addendum to link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/downie-faces-exile-to-scotland/story
      TRIPLE murderer Jason Alexander Downie faces deportation to his native Scotland once his non-parole period expires.
      But the UK public does not want him back.

      Newspaper readers in Britain say the “repulsive freak” should spend the rest of his life in a South Australian prison.

      The Immigration Department yesterday told The Advertiser that Downie’s residency visa would be cancelled, after he serves his full 35-year minimum term, if he is deemed “an unacceptable risk of harm”.

      It has also confirmed the Scottish-born killer – who murdered Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe – is not an Australian citizen.

      Downie’s abhorrent crimes, and the possibility he will be returned to Scotland, have prompted outrage in the UK.

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  49. Chantelle Marie Rowe – 22.5.94 – You are remembered today by your friends, family and the community. XX

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  50. Peace to Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe. Good will extended to Christopher Rowe and his partner, the Rowe’s family on both sides and to all the Rowe’s friends.

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  51. Chantelle Marie Rowe – 22.5.94 – You are remembered today by your family, friends and community. XX

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  52. Hi Robbo,

    I know this an old story but one I’ve never forgotten because of the sheer horror of it. I wonder if there has been any news or updates on Jason Downie in prison. I’m sure everyone just wants to forget about it.

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