Wrongfully Convicted – the SBS Insight program over 2 episodes – August 27 & September 3, 2019 – discusses the Australian cases of Henry Keogh, John Button, Frank Button and the US cases of Debra Milke (spent over 20 years on death row) and Greg Bright (spent over 27 years in one of the toughest prisons in the US). All had convictions overturned having established that the evidence against them was false and misleading.
The subjects of the Insight program will be joined by Dr Bob Moles.
Moles has also recorded a video of him speaking at The Alma Tavern, (66 Magill Rd, Norwood, Adelaide), on “The Un-making of a murder” as part of the Raising The Bar event hosted by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
Moles is a legal academic at Flinders University who has studied and published books on miscarries of justice for several years.
I think the DNA that was on Joanne Lees Top came from the packet of Marijuana that she and Peter were smoking earlier that evening. Brad Murdoch has admitted he trafficked that drug along that route. He possibly handled the packets of that drug that Joanne and Peter were using therefore his DNA could have been on the drug packaging. When Peter and Joanne were handling the packets of Marijuana, DNA from the traffickers could have ended up on Joanne and Peter’s hands. With Brad Murdoch’s DNA on Joanne’s hands it could have ended up on the hand ties. And a small amount on Joanne’s top. If Brad Murdoch tied Joanne up his DNA would have been all over as was demonstrated by Brad’s defence. Even though Brad has admitted to the drug trafficking, he doesn’t look like a killer. His sentence is a long one for drug trafficking.
In addition to the SBS session, for those wanting more after watching this program, may also want to watch “Hurricane,” the movie based (not always true to the actual situation) on the wrongly convicted Ruben “Hurricane” Carter, who spent many years locked up in the US.