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Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
45 Gheringhap Street, Geelong,
Victoria 3220
62 Kepler Street, Warrnambool,
Victoria 3280
Case Studies
May 6, 2023

A Hardworking dad falsely accused of murder

Hardworking Dad Falsely Accused Of Murder
The Challenge

Our client was coping with heartache after having separated from his wife. He worked hard as a tradesperson to provide for his children and provide them with emotional support. His wife’s new partner was subsequently murdered. Police alleged our client had a motive to kill the victim and that it was a “crime of passion”. Our client’s liberty was not only on the line, but his children’s wellbeing and their relationship with their father.

The Solution

Our case strategy was to defend the case on the basis that our client was wrongly identified. Yes, a murder had occurred, but our client had not committed that murder. We thoroughly analysed all identification evidence to find several weaknesses in the police case. We also engaged an expert witness (DNA) to undermine the accuracy of the police forensic evidence. We presented a solid defence to the jury and created doubt as to the reliability of several witnesses on oath, in relation to the circumstantial identification evidence.

The Outcome

We successfully convinced the jury that our client had been falsely identified and he was found not guilty of murder. He is now a free man, has reunited with his entire family, resumed work and restored his reputation.

WE PROUDLY ACKNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT AND STAND BY
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