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The executioner of Epping? How the mass media fuelled the Crown’s case v Robert Xie

Andrew L. Urban. The mass media played a crucial role in shaping public opinion against Robert Xie, convicted of viciously murdering five members of his wife’s family in 2009 – wrongfully, we maintain. As with wrongful convictions of the past … Continue reading

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Could a prosecutor convince a jury of murder without proof?

Andrew L. Urban.  It’s a circumstantial case: a murder has been committed but police can find no primary evidence to identify and charge a suspect. It’s not a ‘Whodunnit?’ game, but the reality in not one but two unique murder … Continue reading

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Robert Xie murder conviction – “They have no case against Xie” says QC

Andrew L. Urban. Five members of a family brutally murdered – no clues, no weapons, no motive, yet the law chased Robert Xie through four trials and an appeal for over 11 years to get a conviction, ignoring the absurdity … Continue reading

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Robert Xie hounded, wounded, wrongfully convicted

Following our exhaustive, 3-part examination of the case starting on April 23, 2021, now, 10 years after his arrest, we expose the cumulative injustice that was perpetrated on Robert Xie in the wake of a vicious attack that killed almost … Continue reading

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

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 – 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  The 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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Robert Xie murder appeal failure compounds the errors

The dismissal in February 2021 of the appeal by Robert Xie against his 2017 conviction for the 2009 murder of five members of his wife Kathy Lin’s family compounds the incompetence – or the malice – of the police investigation … Continue reading

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Robert Xie – autopsies & a secret phone question the verdict

Our wrongfulconvictionsreport ‘sleuths’ have helped investigate this case in the past (see here and here). PHILLIP CHAPMAN, DR ROLAND ZHANG and DR PETER YOUNG are helping us again, with references to evidence from the autopsies and a secret phone. 

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Robert Xie appeal refused

Andrew L. Urban.  In a short, sharp announcement in the Banco Court by NSW Chief Justice Bathurst, Robert Xie’s appeal (on eight grounds) was rejected this morning (15/2/2021), dealing a devastating blow to Xie’s tearful wife Kathy Lin, seated opposite … Continue reading

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