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Well tomorrow is the day Gerard Baden-Clays legal team go head to head with the DPP at Brisbane’s Supreme Court to get bail.
AS has already been reported he may be in jail for several years before the case makes it to trial. That is the case whether he gets bail or not. I personally cannot fathom him getting bail, when you consider the potential to interfere with potential witnesses and evidence in this case. I’m certain that will be a hotly contested argument made tomorrow. His team will argue he has ties to the community, would abide by strict conditions and so on. It will be massive news either way. The bail application is to be heard at 2.30pm and is scheduled to last 40 minutes.
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UPDATE 3.06PM 21/06/12 New thread here folks http://goo.gl/wG56D
Is this true, bomb threats mid hearing, court has been evacuated? bloody hell. stay tuned, this is outrageous, is it connected to this hearing? There has been dozens of others without drama…I wonder…
His family keeps their traps shut for 8 weeks, and now want some coin to help Gerard with his case today? Bit late to be seeking support now.
update 9.30am 21/06/12
THE family of Gerard Baden-Clay say they are “unwavering” in their support for “his innocence” and have appealed to friends and relatives to help them fund the legal defence.
A clean-shaven Baden-Clay is not expected to turn up to his bail application hearing today, but sister and brother-in-law Olivia and Ian Walton wrote in an email dated Tuesday, June 19, that they had raised sufficient surety to cover the amount required should he be released on bail.
However, the couple wrote they were still attempting to gather enough money to pay ongoing legal costs and required $30,000 by no later than 5pm yesterday.
Baden-Clay’s lawyer Darren Mahony said last night that he expected the bail application hearing to proceed today.
“Any comment about my engagement is prohibited by solicitor-client privilege,” he told The Courier-Mail.
The Courier-Mail also telephoned Baden-Clay’s father Nigel, but he hung up before any questions could be asked.
It has been confirmed Baden-Clay shaved off his beard to facilitate more forensic tests in compliance with a court order but a spokesman from the department of Justice and Attorney-General said yesterday he had not been asked to attend today’s hearing, but could if he wanted to.
If Baden-Clay is granted bail, he would have to comply with all the bail conditions before being released, which can often take several days.
After almost two months of a police investigation, which is continuing, the 41-year-old was last week charged with murder and interference with a corpse.
He reported his wife Allison missing on April 20 and her body was discovered 10 days later at Kholo Creek, Anstead, about 20km from the family home in Brookfield where she was last seen alive.
Baden-Clay will be represented in today’s hearing by barrister Peter Davis, SC.
The accused killer is currently in the medical unit of Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, but if he loses his bid for bail it is expected he will be taken to one of the prison’s standard 3m x 4m cells.
The prosecution, in its bid to keep him behind bars, will have to convince the presiding judge that Baden-Clay is either a risk of re-offending, could interfere with witnesses, may fail to appear at future court appearances or might flee the jurisdiction.
Although it is rare for an accused murderer to be granted bail, it can be in special cases provided certain conditions are met.
Meanwhile, a cricket day fundraiser will be held on Sunday at the Brookfield Showgrounds to raise money for the three Baden-Clay daughters.
To donate to the Late Allison Baden-Clay Children Appeal, Sanction Number CP5609; BSB 084 737; Account 133196502.
THIS is the man whose role is to argue accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay should remain behind bars until his trial.
Prosecutor Danny Boyle has been chosen as the Director of Public Prosecutions‘ man to mount a case in Brisbane’s Supreme Court to deny the father-of-three bail on Thursday.
Baden-Clay, 41, is accused of murdering his wife, Allison, at their Brookfield home in April.
His lawyer Darren Mahony said Baden-Clay would “defend the charge vigorously”.
Mr Boyle is an experienced prosecutor who has tried a number of murder trials, including one in 2009 which led to the conviction of a Hervey Bay man who paid a hitman $10,000 to murder his wife.
In April 2010, Mr Boyle prosecuted a man convicted and jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of his de facto wife in September 2008.
More recently Mr Boyle won convictions against two teenagers who brutally bashed a 52-year-old man to death in an inner-Brisbane city park in July 2008, and three dangerous prisoners convicted of killing a fellow central Queensland jail inmate 12 years ago.
Lawyers for Baden-Clay lodged an application for bail in the Brisbane Supreme Court’s civil jurisdiction last Thursday, less than 24-hours after the well-known real estate agent was taken into custody accused of killing Allison.
Several hours before the bail bid was lodged, Baden-Clay made two brief appearances – one just 40-seconds long – in the Brisbane Magistrates Court in Roma St.
Under Queensland law a person charged with murder cannot apply for bail in the lower courts, with any application to be considered and ruled upon by a justice of the Supreme Court.
Court documents obtained by The Courier-Mail show tomorrow’s bail application is to be heard at 2.30pm and is scheduled to last 40 minutes.
The documents also show Baden-Clay is charged with the murder of Allison June Baden-Clay and improperly interfering with her body on April 19, 2012.
It is unclear at this stage, but it’s likely respected barrister Peter Davis, SC will represent Baden-Clay at the bail application.
Baden-Clay is currently being housed in Wacol’s Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre‘s medical wing, locked away from any visitors other than his lawyer.
The Crown, in its bid to keep Baden-Clay behind bars, will have to convince the presiding judge the accused killer is either a risk of re-offending, could interfere with witnesses, fail to appear at future court appearances or flee the jurisdiction.
While it rare for an accused murdered to be given bail, it can be granted in special cases provided certain conditions are met.
The range of possible bail conditions can be regular reporting to police, posting of significant surety, staying away from witnesses, living at a designated address and surrendering any passports.
Should Baden-Clay fail to secure bail tomorrow, he can refer the matter to Queensland’s highest court – the Court of Appeal.
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- Police want to shave Gerard Baden-Clay’s beard (news.com.au)
- Baden-Clay still in medical wing as bail appeal nears (smh.com.au)
- Baden-Clay to seek bail next week (news.theage.com.au)
- Baden-Clay to seek bail next week (news.smh.com.au)
- Allison Baden-Clay Killer(s) still not arrested…Makes one wonder! (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- How much longer till the police pounce on Baden-Clay killer? (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Baden-Clay to be charged with murder: lawyers (abc.net.au)
- Baden-Clay spends first night in jail (news.ninemsn.com.au)
- GERARD Baden-Clay has been charged with the murder of his wife Allison Baden-Clay. (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Gerard Baden-Clay – Bail Application on Murder Charges (Holder) (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Gerard Baden-Clay – Bail Application on Murder Charges June 21 2012 (aussiecriminals.com.au)
UPDATE 3.06PM 21/06/12 New thread here folks http://goo.gl/wG56D