Our readers are angry. They want her released NOW. The long simmering sentiment is fuelled by Meaghan Vass’ eye witness testimony : obviously she didn’t do it, they say. This in spite of the upcoming appeal against her conviction for the murder of her partner, Bob Chappell, on Australia Day 2009.
In the wake of the 60 Minutes interview (March 10, 2019, Nine Network) in which Meaghan Vass admitted she was indeed an eye witness to the murder of Bob Chappell and her subsequent affidavit to the court clearing Neill-Fraser, those who always maintained Neill-Fraser had been wrongfully convicted are now seething.
On August 20, 2019, Sue Neill-Fraser will have been incarcerated for 10 years. She will be eligible for parole three years later; Justice Blow’s original sentence of 26 years and 18 years non-parole was reduced on appeal to 23 years and 13 years non parole.
We publish a selection of readers’ comments demanding her release:
Why should Sue remain in gaol a day longer than is necessary?
Why can’t the panel of three judges hear Sue’s case tomorrow?
I again call for the Federal Government to intervene urgently in this matter otherwise we will still be discussing this in 12 months with Sue still behind bars!!!
The really sad part is that due to the slow grind of the legal system, it is likely to be TWO MORE YEARS before Sue’s appeal is heard and granted. Meanwhile, she waits in prison.
No more ‘time’ for Susan Neill-Fraser – anywhere else it would not have gone to trial. Anywhere else, there would have been enough ‘reasonable doubt’
Anywhere else, she’d be a free woman at this moment!
…there is now signed evidence to not just support her innocence but completely clears her name, so why must she continue to wait for justice! Its ludacris!
…yes it appears Tasmania is waiting for the SNF Appeal.
However, as I understand it, a Petition for Release CAN be given to the Tasmanian Governor and Attorney General for their consideration and action.
While she awaits a further hearing one would want to believe that a Government intervention could expedite her waiting time in prison to a Home Detention release, at least until the listing of her Right to Appeal hearing is determined.
My anger grows with each day she is kept separated from her family.
How long will Sue Neill-Fraser have to wait until her name is cleared as it has been too long for this appeal.
SNF SHOULD NOT have to appeal.
SNF SHOULD NOT Be in jail
Sue should be let out of jail immediately!!!
Sadly, it won’t happen. Sue Neill-Fraser is still technically guilty of murder and will not be granted bail. The appeal process is expected to take at least a year, possibly two. That’s the legal system in action.