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Journalists, authors, filmmakers hunt the truth in Sue Neill-Fraser case

Andrew L. Urban. Two new books and a 6-part documentary series on the Seven Network – all investigating the murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser – will become available before and after the February 5, 2019, Tasmanian Supreme Court hearing into … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – the ‘bias’ in my reporting

By Andrew L. Urban. In the wake of the publication of my book, Murder by the Prosecution (Wilkinson Publishing, 2018), a few more people have muttered the word ‘bias’ in my direction, referring to the Sue Neill-Fraser case which makes … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – questions, questions, questions …

By Andrew L. Urban. Troubling questions remain unanswered eight years after the trial in which Sue Neill-Fraser (now 64) was convicted of murdering her partner Bob Chappell, which she has always strenuously denied; she is now seeking leave to appeal … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – a trying timeline 2009 – 2018

By Andrew L. Urban In a cruel coincidence, Sue Neill-Fraser will attend the Supreme Court in Hobart for the final hearing seeking leave to appeal her conviction of murdering Bob Chappell, from Tuesday, August 21, 2018; a day after the … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – what the jury didn’t hear

By Andrew L. Urban By the evening of Australia Day 2009 in Hobart, the blustery wind was calming down and the fine day was turning into a balmy summer night. Helen set out for an 80th birthday party at a … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: ABC crime report fails fact check

Andrew L. Urban It is disturbing when a crime reporter gets crime reporting wrong, as did Rochelle Jackson on ABC Radio’s Nightlife with Suzanna Hill on June 28, 2018, talking about one of the most important and controversial legal cases … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser Support Group – a profile of persistent people power

By Andrew L. Urban, Jennie Herrera, Lynn Giddings When the Supreme Court in Hobart convenes for the final, crucial session on August 20, 2018, to hear Sue Neill-Fraser seeking leave to appeal against her murder conviction, members of the official … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – video flashback

There are very substantial doubts about this case … the evidence is so weak …. it is hard to see how any conviction could stand … Tasmania’s legal system risks being a laughing stock, if it wasn’t such a tragedy. … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – re-reporting from court

By Andrew L. Urban In her long running appeal against her 2010 murder conviction, Hobart grandmother Sue Neill-Fraser is finding new obstacles, compounded by inaccurate reporting: a fellow prisoner, Stephen Gleeson, has been charged with perverting justice (in her favour). … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser prosecutor Ellis replies to journalist

Andrew L. Urban Tim Ellis SC, then Tasmania’s DPP and the man who prosecuted Sue Neill-Fraser in 2010 for murder, addressed several aspects of his prosecution – in public. It’s rare that a prosecutor speaks in detail publicly about one … Continue reading

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