Wednesday, October 9, 2013

David Eastman: Canberra; His fiercest advocate has been cleared to rejoin the public inquiry into his murder conviction which reconvenes this month. The inquiry was ordered in August, 2012, after fresh evidence emerged which could explain why gunshot residue was found in the boot of his car. Canbarra Times.

STORY: "Eastman's fiercest advocate cleared to rejoin inquiry," by reporter Michael  Inman, published by the Canbarra Times, on October 4, 2013.

GIST: "David Harold Eastman's fiercest advocate has been cleared to rejoin an inquiry into the prisoner's murder conviction if they will have him. Terry O'Donnell was in February forced to stand down from the inquiry he helped spark because he was likely to be called as a witness. But Acting Justice Brian Martin on Friday paved the way for a return by declaring he could see no impediment to Mr O'Donnell assisting or being part of Eastman's legal team. Eastman has always maintained his innocence to the assassination of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester in 1989. In 1995 a jury found Eastman guilty of the killing and he was sentenced to life. The present wide-ranging inquiry was ordered in August last year after fresh evidence emerged that could explain why gunshot residue was found in the boot of Eastman's car..........The inquiry will reconvene later this month."

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