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A QUICK TIMELINE UPDATE FOR THOSE CATCHING UP
Bail DENIED 22/06/12
Thursday, April 19: Gerard Baden-Clay allegedly claims he last saw his wife Allison watching Channel Nine’s The Footy Show in their living room about 10pm.
Friday, April 20: Mr Baden-Clay phones police to report his wife missing about 7.30am. Police establish a command post at the Brookfield Showgrounds to co-ordinate an extensive search for the mother-of-three.
Sunday, April 22: Gerard Baden-Clay crashes a borrowed car into a bus terminal at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
Wednesday, April 25: Detectives interview a former female colleague of Mr Baden-Clay for three hours at Indooroopilly police station.
Thursday, April 26: Police search Mr Baden-Clay’s Century 21 Real Estate office in Taringa.
Sunday, April 29: Mr Baden-Clay attends church with his three daughters and then spends one hour at Indooroopilly police station receiving an update from police on the search for his wife.
Monday, April 30: Police reveal a body has been found by a canoeist under the Kholo Creek bridge at Anstead about 11am. Investigators are for information about the movements of the Baden-Clays’ cars – a white Toyota Prado and a silver Holden Captiva – between 8pm on Thursday, April 19, and 6am on Friday.
Tuesday, May 1: Police confirm the body discovered is that of Allison Baden-Clay.
Friday, May 11: Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral is held in Ipswich and attended by hundreds.
Monday, May 28: Mr Baden-Clay relocates his new business to the Toowong Tower.
Friday, June 2: Police interview a female associate of Mr Baden-Clay in Sydney.
Wednesday, June 13: Gerard Baden-Clay is charged with his wife’s murder and improperly interfering with her body about 6.30pm.
Thursday, June 14: Gerard Baden-Clay faces court for the first time. He is remanded in custody until July 9. He is taken from Brisbane Watchhouse to Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. His lawyers lodge an application for bail on behalf of their client in the Supreme Court.
Thursday, June 21: Gerard Baden-Clays lawyers attend court for Bail Application but building is evacuated within minutes admin a bomb threat scare. Rescheduled for tomorrow 10am Friday June 22, 2012
UPDATE MIDDAY 22/06/12 HEARING SET TO RESUME AT 1PM QLD TIME
BLOOD was found in the rear of Gerard and Allison Baden-Clays’ family car that was confirmed to be hers, according to a police affidavit submitted to a Supreme Court bail application hearing this morning.
But Peter Davis SC, for Mr Baden-Clay, disputed this, saying it was a luminol test only and not her blood.
Mr Davis said the only injury suffered by Allison as revealed in the post mortem was a chipped tooth. He asked why there would be blood in the car if she had no injuries.
At this morning’s bail application hearing for Mr Baden-Clay, it was also claimed police recovered a journal kept by his wife where she wrote about her husband’s affair with Toni McHugh on April 18.
They say in their affidavit that this would have led to an argument between the two of them but Mr Davis said that was an assumption only.
Baden-Clay’s counsel has not yet responded to these allegations.
The prosecutor Danny Boyle claimed the Crown did not need to provide evidence showing it was Allison’s blood in the car at this stage of the proceedings.
The Crown relies on the facts as outlined in submissions, Mr Boyle argued.
He alleged the financial gain from Allison’s death went to the motive for her murder.
He also alleged Mr Baden-Clay had a “deadline” of July 1 for when he intended to separate from his wife.
He claimed in Allison’s journal there was a diagram of Ms McHugh’s house, drawn by Mr Baden-Clay, as part of their counselling.
Mr Baden-Clay allegedly told police his affair with Ms McHugh had ended some time before Allison’s disappearance, “when in fact the relationship was continuing when she went missing”, the prosecutor argued.
He said Ms McHugh would give evidence at a trial.
The Crown said its case against Baden-Clay relied on several points:
- His relationship with his wife was unstable and “his intention for a future with Ms McHugh”.
- He was in dire financial trouble and stood to benefit greatly from Allison’s death.
- He had the opportunity, being the last person to see her alive.
- The deceased’s blood was allegedly found in the boot of Gerard’s car.
- Mr Baden-Clay told police the mark on his face came from shaving but a forensic examination concluded that was not the case, and that it was a scratch.
Mr Davis, SC, has asked for a non publication order until 2.30pm today when the matter would be argued further.
POLICE have conducted a security sweep of Brisbane’s Supreme Court ahead of the bail application of accused murderer Gerard Baden-Clay, after a bomb threat closed down the courts yesterday.
Police with sniffer dogs conducted another inspection of the courts complex after yesterday’s lock-down.
The bail application is set down for 10am.
The Max Sica murder trial, whose summing up was also interrupted by the bomb hoax yesterday, will resume on Monday.
Chief Justice Paul de Jersey yesterday blasted the security scare: “It’s absolutely disgraceful, if this is a hoax, that the proceedings of the state’s highest court can be disrupted in this dreadful way.”
More to come…
DETECTIVES investigating the alleged murder of Allison Baden-Clay returned last night to her in-laws’ home where they conducted further searches of their property.
The Courier-Mail can reveal the car owned by Gerard Baden-Clay’s parents was searched. Police rifled through the boot and back seat of the couple’s silver Holden Statesman about 6pm.
After Nigel and Elaine Baden-Clay walked their dog, they were intercepted by five detectives who spent about an hour with them, mostly inside the house, only coming out briefly about halfway through with Mr Baden-Clay to search the vehicle before leaving about 6.20pm.
The couple’s daughter, Olivia Walton, was the only family member to attend the bail application hearing, which had to be rescheduled yesterday after a bomb threat. The hearing will continue today.
Gerard Baden-Clay courtroom cleared
June 21, 2012 4.29pm Update
THE Supreme Court bail hearing of Gerald Baden-Clay has been delayed until Friday due to a security threat that forced the building to be evacuated.
Justice Paul De Jersey told the media there would be no more court sittings today and business would resume tomorrow morning.
June 21, 2012 3:17PM
THE bail application for accused murderer Gerard Baden-Clay has been interrupted and the courtroom cleared.
Five minutes into the proceedings in the Supreme Court in Brisbane, Justice Glenn Martin asked for the packed court to be cleared.
Baden-Clay’s legal team have also left the building and are waiting in the forecourt outside.
The Brisbane man is accused of murdering his wife Allison, who he reported missing on April 20, and whose body was found on the banks of a creek 10 days later.
A hearing to determine whether Gerard Baden-Clay will be granted bail on a charge of murder is being heard today by the Supreme Court in Brisbane.
2.10pm: Gerard Baden-Clay’s sister Olivia Walton has arrived at Brisbane Supreme Court with his legal team for the accused killer’s bail hearing.
Ms Walton did not speak to waiting media on her way into court, nor did his barrister, Peter Davis SC.
2.20pm: Dozens of people have crowded into court five of the Supreme Court to hear the bail application of Gerard Baden-Clay who was last week charged with murder and interference with a corpse following the death of his wife Allison.
The public gallery and press bench are full, with at least 30 more people standing by the doors.
Baden-Clay’s sister is sitting in the front row with a friend. There is no sign of his parents.
2.35pm: Baden-Clay’s barrister Peter Davis SC has told the court of extraordinary allegations made against his client, who has undergone two forensic examinations.
The court has now been closed the media with no explanation as to why.
2.40pm: Security has instructed members of public and media in Baden-Clay’s bail hearing to leave via fire escape.
2.50pm: Media continue to wait for information on when the court will reopen.