Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mark Lundy: New Zealander's backer remains confident: Science used to identify DNA on his shirt as being his wife's brain tissue comes under attack. New Zealand Herald.

STORY: "Mark Lundy's backer remains confident: Drawn-out bid to appeal against murder convictions dedended in face of criticism from families of victims,"  by reporter Kieran Campbell, published by the New Zealand Herald on February 20, 2013.

GIST:  "The man behind Mark Lundy's last-ditch bid for freedom says he is confident the Privy Council will quash the jailed killer's murder convictions. Auckland retiree Geoff Levick says he believes Lundy will be freed, more than 10 years after being jailed for the axe murder of his wife Christine and 7-year-old daughter Amber. Lundy, who is serving a 20-year sentence at Rangipo Prison near Turangi, was visited by his sister and was ecstatic to hear the development, Mr Levick said......... Lundy's lawyer, David Hislop, QC, said the defence case would focus on the science used to identify DNA on Lundy's shirt as being his wife's brain tissue, which is considered the most important piece of evidence that linked Lundy to the killings. Mr Levick accused people of criticising Lundy as being "99 per cent uninformed".........In 2002 Lundy lost an appeal to the Court of Appeal and had his non-parole period increased to 20 years."

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