Andrew L. Urban.
On Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019, Robert Richter QC joined documentary maker Eve Ash on Seven’s Sunrise program, at the Melbourne vigil marking the 10th anniversary of Sue Neill-Fraser’s arrest for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell. Richter said the controversial case demands a Royal Commission, regardless of the outcome of the upcoming appeal.
Richter has been urging for such a Commission for six years. He explained that the appeal is about the conviction, while a Commission would seek to uncover the truth about what went wrong and why in the troubled history of the case.
Eve Ash told Sunrise she was 100% confident the appeal would be successful, and Richter emphasised how Meaghan Vass’ admission of being an eye witness to the crime matches her DNA found at the crime scene on Four Winds. And Sue Neill-Fraser was not there.