Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mark Lundy: Privy Counsel in London will hear appeal from his New Zealand murder conviction in June. Lundy will argue that Crown's case was based on flawed science. (Science used by American expert to identify brain tissue found on a shirt is under attack.) TVNZ.

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STORY: "Mark Lundy appeal date confirmed, published by TVNZ on April 17, 2013.
GIST:  "The Privy Council has confirmed it will hear Mark Lundy's appeal against his murder convictions from June 17 in London.........Lundy is serving a life sentence with a non-parole period of 20 years after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife Christine and daughter Amber, 7, in their Palmerston North home in August 2000......... Lundy was convicted of murder after a six week trial but claimed he could not have been responsible for the deaths because he was in Wellington on business and met with a prostitute. But the jury accepted the Crown's argument that he had time to drive to Palmerston North, commit the murders, and return to Wellington. After exhausting all judicial avenues in New Zealand, Lundy's lawyers filed papers with the Privy Council in November. They will argue that the Crown's case was based on flawed science and will question key evidence, including specks of brain tissue found on Mark Lundy's shirt. The Privy Council will hear the case over three days in June."

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See previous post: February 19, 2013: New Zealander wins right to appeal murder conviction to British Privy Council. He argues that science used by an American expert to identify brain tissue found on a shirt was flawed. (New Zealand Herald).


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