… I’m free to inform you that when the Judge is bored with Gerard on the stand, he plays Angry Birds on his phone………… haha. Just kidding. But the Judge has been brilliant through this. Bleijie was singing Todd Fuller’s praises on the radio this afternoon (and rightfully so) but much kudos goes to Justice Byrne, who showed marvellous restraint in not leaping over the bench and throttling GBC, the bastard. I did notice (however) that the Judge’s eyes were searching the roof at various stages, no doubt either admiring the architecture or searching for something to hang himself from… anything to get out of listening to the inane, self-serving, grubby drivel. And much kudos goes to the Judge in general. He ran an incredibly fair trial, giving as much to the defence as he did to the prosecution and always stringent in not showing bias. In saying that, there were numerous times when I could tell Justice Byrne was staring straight ahead but mentally in a happy place… probably planning what to have for dinner or making a mental list of what to grab from Woolies on the the way home from Court.
Now, I can finally post the notes from that infamous Wednesday afternoon after the Prosecution rested their case in chief. I’ve checked with Robbo, who said it’s fine because the media is reporting it; that I could post anything I wanted and even, if I managed to get one, I could post a photograph of GBC’s left testicle (I figure since I had to suffer the image, all of you should have to as well) :-)
Just a few quick things about the post…
- GBC has now been convicted of MURDER… the verdict was GUILTY
This could not have happened if the Judge had accepted the defence’s motion to dismiss the charges (this is what the notes are about)
There were 2 particularly amusing moments with the Judge:
- When the defence was arguing semantics with the judge and prosecution on whether the affair was ended or not ended and past tense, present tense etc… Michael Byrne said:
“Well I mean really, when does an affair really end??”
The Judge, with a bemused smile, said: “You’re asking ME, Mr Byrne?” (chuckles and titters in the overflow courtroom)
- When discussing GBC’S lie of the charger @ 1:48am and him being a ‘heavy sleeper’, the Judge said “It’s not much of a lie, I grant you, compared to the scratches” and I nearly peed my pants trying to hold in my laughter. I think Justice Byrne would be hilarious in real life… moreso because he seems so stern.
So enjoy these – my last post – on this momentous day when our justice system worked and a guilty man is made to be held accountable for his atrocious acts. Allison, we know what happened today won’t bring you back but today you finally won. You beat him, lovely. Watching your friends and family outside the court, I have no doubt your girls are in the very best of hands. xx