Monthly Archives: April 2021

Tunnel vision by another name

Andrew L. Urban Tunnel vision compromised the police investigations into the deaths of Bob Chappell in Tasmania and five members of the Lin family in NSW (two of many examples), with Sue Neill-Fraser convicted of the former and Robert Xie … Continue reading

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Robert Xie conviction requires urgent High Court correction – Part 3: evidence matters

Andrew L. Urban, Phillip Chapman ┬áThe conviction of Robert Xie for the blood-soaked, savage murder of five members of his wife’s family in 2009 – going against his alibi – took four trials, including the longest trial in NSW legal … Continue reading

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Robert Xie conviction requires urgent High Court correction – Part 2: Appeal Court judges erred

Andrew L. Urban, Phillip Chapman ┬áThe conviction of Robert Xie for the blood-soaked, savage murder of five members of his wife’s family in 2009 – against his alibi and absent a credible motive – took four trials, including the longest … Continue reading

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Robert Xie conviction requires urgent High Court correction – Part 1: Her Honour erred

Andrew L. Urban, Phillip Chapman The conviction of Robert Xie for the blood-soaked, savage murder of five members of his wife’s family in 2009 took four trials, including the longest trial in NSW legal history for a single defendant, and … Continue reading

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Prosecutor’s allegation haunts forthcoming Jeff Thompson trial

Andrew L. Urban The allegation by Jack Shapiro, a lawyer at the Office of the Tasmanian DPP, that Hobart solicitor Jeff Thompson “duped” a prisoner in the course of working on the Sue Neill-Fraser appeal, is haunting Thompson’s forthcoming trial … Continue reading

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Shadow of Doubt – the movie that shone a light

As the judges of the Tasmanian Court of Criminal Appeal consider their decision in the case of Sue Neill-Fraser, we publish ANDREW L. URBAN’s review of the Eve Ash documentary, Shadow of Doubt, published on the film’s July 2013 release. … Continue reading

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The 000 call that rang the wrong alarm

Andrew L. Urban Fire, police, ambulance … and a packet of assumptions, all turned up together at a suburban Sydney house on a hot December afternoon, in response to a 000 call by a woman in a red jumper. That … Continue reading

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Dysrationalia can explain wrongful convictions new study shows

This 2021 April Fool story has now been taken down.

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