Andrew L. Urban.
A lengthy report that details flawed police investigation practices and failure to disclose evidence, has been sent to Tasmania’s Attorney General, Elise Archer, bringing to light information that has not been presented to court at either the trial of Sue Neill-Fraser or at subsequent appeal hearings.
The report, viewed by wrongfulconvictionsreport under strict embargo, reveals (among other things) how investigators in Operation Ransack (the operational name for the Sue Neill-Fraser murder investigation) failed to follow up basic and obvious lines of inquiry about Meaghan Vass and her known associate Sam Devine, both prior to the Sue Neill-Fraser trial in 2010 and thereafter.
A detailed summary of the report will be published here after the embargo is lifted.
The joint authors are Sue Neill-Fraser’s former lawyer Barbara Etter APM and Canberra-based barrister Hugh Selby.