All previous threads and history can be found here http://aussiecriminals.com.au/category/gerard-baden-clay/
Allison’s family have thanked the media for compassion during the “most devastating period” of their lives and have asked for privacy in a statement issued this morning.
To the Australian media,
As a family we would like to thank the Australian media for the respect you have shown us over the past two years during what has been the most devastating period of our lives.
Throughout this time, you have shown us empathy and compassion for which we are enormously grateful. We have also appreciated your efforts to ensure our family and in particular, our grandchildren’s privacy have been protected.
As the trial is imminent, we understand public interest in the case will again escalate and we recognise the media has a role in responding to this.
However, out of respect for our daughter, her children and the legal process we will not be doing any interviews in the lead up to or during the trial. We ask that you respect our privacy and our decision not to grant interviews and refrain from photographing or filming the children.
We hope you can imagine the ongoing impact of these events on our granddaughters – it has been devastating and will be long lasting.
Our primary concern remains their emotional and physical well being. We are trying to help them rebuild their lives and ask for your support and cooperation in this.
The Dickie Family
GERARD Baden-Clay has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Allison
Appearing in court for the first day of what is expected to be a four-week trial, Baden-Clay answered “not guilty your honour” in a firm and loud voice when the charge was read against him.
The jury is now being empanelled.
Earlier, Baden-Clay took his seat in court with his parents Nigel and Elaine seated behind him, in the front row of the public gallery.
Hi all, sorry for the teething problems, I have had to make this “page” into a thread, to enable more options and enable tags etc so we can find particular moments in the trial easier as the trail moves along. I will move all current comments on this page to the thread.
So please go here http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2014/06/10/gerard-baden-clay-trial-day-1/ for all comments about todays proceedings.
(The general in trial discussion page is as is)