Sunday, September 14, 2014

Susan Neill-Fraser; Tasmania; Her supporters hope that expanded right-to-appeal legislation will give her the opportunity to introduce fresh evidence that will prove her innocence. The Mercury.

COUNTDOWN: 18  days to Wrongful Conviction Day: (Thursday October 2, 2014);

STORY: "New appeal hope for convicted murderer Susan Neill-Fraser," by reporter Duncan Abey, published by  the Mercury on September 10, 2014.

GIST: "Family and supporters of convicted murderer Susan Neill-Fraser say the decision by Tasmanian Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin to introduce expanded right-to-appeal legislation based on the existence of new evidence offers genuine hope for the 59-year-old inmate. Dr Goodwin used Budget Estimates yesterday to announce the Liberal Government would draft legislation to provide a review of a criminal case where “fresh and compelling” facts came to light, or in cases where there was evidence of a tainted conviction.........Neill-Fraser was sentenced to 23 years in prison in October 2010 for murdering her partner, radiation physicist Bob Chappell, on board their yacht Four Winds on the River Derwent on Australia Day 2009.........Prominent Neill-Fraser supporter and documentary filmmaker Eve Ash said she was “100 per cent confident” that the legislative changes bolstering the right to appeal would result in the exoneration and release of the Hobart grandmother, saying there were a number of pieces of fresh evidence in the case that were yet to be revealed."
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