The day we have all been waiting for my friends arrived yesterday afternoon. The 13th June 2012, with the charge of Murder been slapped on Gerard Baden Clay…The man who thought he had it all figured out…It could be years before he goes to trial, who cares how long it takes. Justice is all we want for a wife and mother killed in the prime of her life. Three cheers to QLD POLICE
This will not be the only arrest people….
Previous threads can be found using the links below, One being very first and so on…One (26/04/12) here Two (14/05/12) here Three (17/05/12) here Four (20/05/2012) here Five (23/05/12) here Six (26/05/12) here Seven (28/05/12) here Eight (30/0512) here Nine (02/06/12) here Ten (08/06/12) here Eleven (11/06/12) here On a much nicer point At Brookfield, a chalkboard with “We love you Allison,” written on it in a love heart has reappeared on the front fence of the Baden-Clay family home on Brookfield Road after being absent for several weeks.New bunches of flowers have also been strung up to the family’s front fence, although there’s no one home to see them.The Brookfield community is still in disbelief after Mr Baden-Clay was charged with his wife’s murder.(if you have been there to visit with flowers etc, please send us a pic or 2 to put up folks…) BREAKING NEWS UPDATE BADEN CLAY MOVES TO ANOTHER NEW OFFICE UPDATE 14/04/12
GERARD Baden-Clay has appeared before a packed court to face a charge of murdering his wife Allison.
Baden-Clay agrees to give police his DNAThe 41-year-old was led into the dock at Brisbane’s Magistrate’s Court and stood with his back to the public gallery before being led out again in less than a minute.Wearing the same pink checked business shirt and grey slacks that he had on when he was arrested last night – as opposed to the usual brown prison tracksuit – Baden-Clay was led back into court after the matter scheduled before his was completed.He sat down facing the judge, his back to the gallery, and was remanded to appear on July 9. The hearing lasted less than a minute.His lawyer Darren Mahony confirmed he would go to the Supreme Court today to apply for bail for his client.Baden-Clay was charged on Wednesday with the murder of his wife Allison and also with unlawfully interfering with a corpse. Allison Baden-Clay murder case: Gerard Baden-Clay vows to fight murder charge
June 14, 2012GERARD Baden-Clay spent last night behind bars after being charged with the murder of his wife Allison. Nearly two months after phoning police to say the woman he called his “angel” had disappeared, he was taken into police custodyand charged him with causing her death.The real estate agent arrived at Indooroopilly police station yesterday afternoon where he met head of homicide Detective Superintendent Brian Wilkins and the top cop in charge of the drawn-out investigation, Detective Superintendent Mark Ainsworth. The detectives left about 5.20pm refusing to comment.It’s understood Baden-Clay was in the police station for several hours before his lawyer Darren Mahony arrived.On his way in, Mr Mahony confirmed his client was inside. About an hour later he emerged and said his client was about to be charged. “Police have indicated the intention to charge my client with murder,” Mr Mahony said. “He’s devastated.”He said clearly Baden-Clay would “defend the charge vigorously”.Members of the public watched as media waited for Baden-Clay’s departure. Shortly after, the 41-year-old was bundled, handcuffed, into a police carand driven to the Brisbane watchhouse by detectives.Upon arrival, Baden-Clay looked shocked but just stared straight ahead.Allison Baden-Clay was reported missing by her husband at 7.30am on April 20 when he told police she had left the house the previous night and not returned.Her disappearance sparked a massive search, with police turning up on their days off to join dozens of investigators and State Emergency Services volunteers to scour the bush around the family’s Brookfield home.Search crews checked dams and even abandoned mine shafts in the densely wooded suburb, pleading with locals to conduct searches of their own properties.Her body was found 10 days later by a kayaker on the banks of the Kholo Creek at Anstead. At the same time, homicide detectives and scientific investigators arrived at Baden-Clay’s Brookfield Rd home.Police asked The Courier-Mail to move back and blocked the driveway with their cars while investigators scoured the property with torches.The couple’s three daughters, aged 10, 8 and 5, were taken into police care at a separate station before being collected by Allison’s parents, Geoff and Priscilla Dickie.In a statement, the family thanked “all the people who have worked so tirelessly in the wake of this terrible tragedy”.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the community, the people of Brookfield, the SES and the police who have gone beyond the call of duty,” they said.
“We love Allison and will always miss her dearly.
“We have a long road ahead of us coming to terms with this horrific crime.”
A close friend of Mr and Mrs Dickie said last night they were relieved somebody had been arrested for her murder but were “a long way from achieving closure”.
“They (the Dickies) have gotten no joy from this,” the friend said. “But at least there’s been progress.”
In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail last month, the Dickies said they wouldn’t rest until her killer was brought to justice.
Devastated with the discovery of Allison’s body at Kholo Creek crossing, they spoke of the emotional turmoil they had been through and continued to suffer.
A statement released by police last night said a 41-year-old Brookfield man had been charged with murder and would appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
“Police thank the media and public for their assistance during the investigation,” the written statement said.
“Media and the public are also asked to respect the privacy of the family and friends of Mrs Baden-Clay during this difficult period.”
Baden-Clay’s parents, Nigel and Elaine, made no comment to media when they arrived at their Kenmore home yesterday evening.
Mrs Baden-Clay was an accomplished ballerina who travelled Australia and the UK as a girl with the Australian Youth ballet.
As an adult, she spoke six languages and rose through the ranks from a Flight Centre sales assistant to the company’s national human resources manager.
It was while working at Flight Centre that she met Gerard Baden-Clay. She left her career to care for her family of three daughters.
Her husband’s great-grandfather, Lord Baden-Powell, started the scouting movement, a fact Baden-Clay mentioned often in his online business profiles.
He was regularly quoted in media reports about the real estate market.
“In business, it’s simple: never lie,” he said in 2008. “For starters, it’s the wrong thing to do but secondly you will always get caught out and usually when you least expect it.
“There are just too many people, too many personalities, too many trails . . . and too much to lose.”
A handcuffed Mr Baden-Clay was taken from Indooroopilly police station to the Roma Street watch-house by police, arriving just after 6.40pm.Mr Baden-Clay’s lawyer Darren Mahony said his client was “devastated”.
He said it was Baden-Clay’s intention to “defend the charge vigorously”.
Mr Mahony said Mr Baden-Clay had instructed him to make an urgent bail application.
Accused murderers cannot apply for bail in the magistrates court so Mr Mahony will have to go to the Supreme Court.
However, a Supreme Court bail application cannot be heard until at least 48 hours after it is filed so Mr Baden-Clay is likely to remain behind bars until at least early next week.
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said police would not be making any comment on what remained an ongoing investigation.
Several police cars, including scientific police and detectives from State Crime Operation Command’s Homicide Squad, have arrived at the Baden-Clay family home on Brookfield Rd.
Police had moved the media away before the cars arrived at 6.25pm.
Scientific police appear to be searching the Baden-Clay home with torches and have switched on several lights both up and downstairs.
Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing from her Brookfield home on April 20 after she failed to return from a walk.
The mother-of-three’s disappearance sparked a massive hunt involving hundreds of police and SES personnel.
Her body was found on the banks of the Kholo Creek at Anstead 10 days later.
Hundreds of mourners turned out for her funeral on May 11.
For more than six weeks, dozens of bunches of flowers, cards and even whirly-gigs have decorated the front fence of the Baden-Clay’s family home on Brookfield Rd.
Tonight, just five bunches remain but they continue to be a testament to the love and sadness of the Brookfield community, west of Brisbane, in the wake of Allison Baden-Clay’s senseless disappearance and murder.
Elsewhere, the parents of Gerard Baden-Clay arrived at their Kenmore home about 5.50pm without Baden-Clay’s three daughters.
Nigel and Elaine Baden-Clay rushed into the house from their car while two neighbours ran to the boot and grabbed their bags before joining them inside.
The Courier-Mail understands Allison and Gerard Baden-Clay’s three daughters were taken into police care before being handed over to the Dickies.
Gerard Baden-Clay faces a three-year wait to face court over the murder of his wife Alison Baden-Clay
ACCUSED murderer Gerard Baden-Clay could wait up to three years before a court decides his fate.
If the father-of-three is unable to win release on bail in the meantime, he will spend that time in custody among the full range of accused criminals, from burglars to serious violent offenders, at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre in Wacol.
Baden-Clay, who spent last night at the Roma St watchhouse, will have to wait until after his appearance in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today to apply for bail.
His legal team will apply separately in the Supreme Court for his release into the community, a hearing which could take place within the week.
Expert criminal lawyer Cameron Browne, of Potts Lawyers, said accused murderers rarely won bail because the gravity of the alleged offence was a judge’s core consideration.
Murder cases also are unique among serious criminal charges in that discounted sentences are not available. Even those who plead guilty receive a life sentence without chance of parole for 15 years.
Mr Browne said the first priority of a legal team applying for bail would be to demonstrate the defendant’s “ties to his community”.
The second move would be to “point out any shortcomings in the prosecution case, which can be of assistance in getting bail”.
However, bail hearings were “not traditionally where cases rise and fall”, he said.
The defence team would offer up conditions such as regular reporting to police, curfews, the need to seek permission for any change of residence and a surety from a person financially independent of the accused.
This person will offer a bond in the form of cash or property as a guarantee the accused will show up in court.
If unsuccessful, the accused can apply again at any time but his lawyers must show “a substantial change of circumstances, for example, the case progresses in a way that shows up glaring weaknesses in the prosecution”, Mr Browne said.
While courts were “mindful of people being in custody” in scheduling the long line of hearings, murder cases generally took 12 months to three years to conclude, from charges laid to a Supreme Court verdict.
But new steps introduced last year by the Queensland judiciary to speed up the first phase of such cases through the Magistrates Court could cut this time, he said.
A key factor in the long duration of murder cases was the considerable time taken to process forensic evidence, Mr Browne said.
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