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    Australia - Sarah Cafferkey, 22, Melbourne, 9th Nov 2012, #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Sarah has been found and returned to her family and a suspect has been arrested.

    Australia has rules about public discussion of the suspect and its impact on the judicial process. WS, while governed under the laws of the U.S., respects the laws of other countries, especially when it comes to ensuring a fair trial process and being careful NOT to give the defense a reason to claim the suspect did not get a fair trial.

    This case will take place in Victoria - the strictest "publicity" state in Australia. Only Victoria main stream media will be allowed for linking here.

    RULES FOR THIS CASE DISCUSSION:

    Any publication which prejudices the course of justice - A report of a court case which gives details of the defendant's previous criminal convictions, before the end of the trial, would be contempt. This is because it may prejudice the judge, magistrate or jury against the defendant, if there are many previous convictions. This would reduce the chances of a fair trial. Previous convictions (often called antecedents) may not be revealed until after the verdict has been reached. They are then considered by the court to help it to decide on an appropriate punishment.

    http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Resources/medialaw_in_australia_03.html

    Bottom line: NO DISCUSSION OF THE SUSPECT'S PAST CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, IF ANY.

    NO PICTURES OF THE SUSPECT ARE TO BE POSTED.

    NO DISCUSSION OF THE SUSPECT'S PAST LIFE, IN GENERAL. No discussion of where he previously lived, worked, or spent time. No discussion of his family or friends or other innocent people that have nothing to do with this case.

    At this link: http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Resources/sub_judice_chart_01.html

    There is a color coded chart that shows what can and cannot be discussed during this pretrial/trial period. The Mods will use it for reference when deciding what posts to leave/remove - however, the Mods will also use their own discretion and it will NOT BE UP FOR ARGUMENT, even if it is not on this chart.

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    Information from Thread 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by FruitTingles View Post
    A mother has made a desperate plea for help to find her missing daughter 22 year old Sarah Cafferkey, who she said suffers from a severe form of asthma and if she doesn't have her puffer and does not get an ambulance to her she could die within half an hour.

    Ms Dickson saw her daughter last Friday 9th November at home. Police believe Sarah may have gone out with friends that night, but she has not made contact with her family for the past six days. She and her car have not been since. She also has not used her phone or accessed her bank account. Police have serious fears for her safety.





    Police have asked people to watch out for her car, a silver 2001 Astra sedan with registration OOHSEZ on a pink background.

    Ms Cafferkey is described as Caucasian with a fair complexion, 168cm tall, thin build, black shoulder length straight hair with green eyes. If you have any information please contact 000 immediately.

    More at link:
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/police-fear-for-bacchus-marsh-woman-who-went-missing-after-night-out-with-friends/story-e6frg6n6-1226516991367




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    Thanks Salem.

    Couldn't resist......

    First........
    Justice for those no longer able to seek justice themselves.

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    Hi everyone. Good to see a new thread up and running. Not much happening in MSM with this case at the moment. Just a waiting game I feel.

    Who killed Abigail Williams & Liberty German?

    Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786.

    Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413.

    Information can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    P.S Salem: Thanks for bringing over my post of Sarah's obituary tribute!
    Who killed Abigail Williams & Liberty German?

    Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786.

    Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413.

    Information can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    Re. the flats in Hawthorn, commission flats and houses are located in all different suburbs. Just because the flats are in a wealthy area, the tenants are not - thus those things being dumped out the front. I lived in a beautiful area and we had a single commission house around the corner that frequently had smashed windows, furniture out the front, rubbish everywhere, they pulled it down, built a new one and the same things happened.

    Of course, not everyone in these flats/houses are like that but just because they are in Hawthorn doesn't mean there wasn't some tenants that weren't feral - jeepers one harbored a killer with them!

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    One of the original news stories from the day of SH's arrest stated that the Hawthorn address was a retirement village - but I haven't seen that confirmed since. I recall thinking that maybe he was hiding with a parent ...
    Jenelle your avatar makes me smile every time I see it - I still pause to watch the silly dance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenelle View Post
    Re. the flats in Hawthorn, commission flats and houses are located in all different suburbs. Just because the flats are in a wealthy area, the tenants are not - thus those things being dumped out the front. I lived in a beautiful area and we had a single commission house around the corner that frequently had smashed windows, furniture out the front, rubbish everywhere, they pulled it down, built a new one and the same things happened.

    Of course, not everyone in these flats/houses are like that but just because they are in Hawthorn doesn't mean there wasn't some tenants that weren't feral - jeepers one harbored a killer with them!
    those things dumped out the front could have been for the coucils hard rubbish collection, some councils have a set day goods must be out by, others have a at call hard rubbish pick up. They could also have been dumped by someone who has moved out.

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    I keep trying to post in this thread and it won't let me, maybe this will work??
    I hope we get some more info soon!
    L K out L K out, there are catterpillars about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catswhiskers View Post
    One of the original news stories from the day of SH's arrest stated that the Hawthorn address was a retirement village - but I haven't seen that confirmed since. I recall thinking that maybe he was hiding with a parent ...
    Jenelle your avatar makes me smile every time I see it - I still pause to watch the silly dance
    MSM said he was staying with a 'friend, one of the few he had'. I wondered if it could be his step-dad. I think one of the news photos showed a sign in the front of the flats saying the building had been converted to retirement accomodation.


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    Capture.jpg

    Google map image Dec 2009.

    Blue sign says building being upgraded to older persons housing estate.


    http://maps.google.com.au/maps
    Last edited by LegallyBrunette; 11-24-2012 at 08:33 AM. Reason: link

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    I sometimes wonder if we are going to hear about accomplices/accessories soon.
    From what I can find on the internet, the police are generally obliged to not name people brought in for questioning (like the 2 men brought in and then released) unless they are charged. An arrest is not enough to name someone generally (unless there is a public danger in not doing so). And the media honours this - apparently for fear of libel lawsuits.
    So it makes me wonder why AW’s name got leaked/printed in the media as one of the two men questioned. The police have never confirmed that it was AW as far as I can see, but MSM felt comfortable enough to say that they ‘believed’ it was him without fear of a libel lawsuit from AW. Why was he not given the same privacy as the 32 year old from Tarneit, and all the people that must have been interviewed by now?
    They haven't charged him yet ... makes me think that it may not be AW that they are trying to get to …. maybe he has privately agreed to be named like this to help shake someone else up?
    Can't understand why his privacy was allowed to be breached.

    http://www.inbrief.co.uk/media-law/m...f-suspects.htm
    This is a UK link, couldn't find an Oz one, but judging by typical police/media behaviour the privacy rules followed here in Oz appear to follow along the same lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthAussie View Post
    I sometimes wonder if we are going to hear about accomplices/accessories soon.
    From what I can find on the internet, the police are generally obliged to not name people brought in for questioning (like the 2 men brought in and then released) unless they are charged. An arrest is not enough to name someone generally (unless there is a public danger in not doing so). And the media honours this - apparently for fear of libel lawsuits.
    So it makes me wonder why AW’s name got leaked/printed in the media as one of the two men questioned. The police have never confirmed that it was AW as far as I can see, but MSM felt comfortable enough to say that they ‘believed’ it was him without fear of a libel lawsuit from AW. Why was he not given the same privacy as the 32 year old from Tarneit, and all the people that must have been interviewed by now?
    They haven't charged him yet ... makes me think that it may not be AW that they are trying to get to …. maybe he has privately agreed to be named like this to help shake someone else up?
    Can't understand why his privacy was allowed to be breached.

    http://www.inbrief.co.uk/media-law/m...f-suspects.htm
    This is a UK link, couldn't find an Oz one, but judging by typical police/media behaviour the privacy rules followed here in Oz appear to follow along the same lines
    Pretty much the same here, normally not named unless charged, but nothing in legislation covers the period between arrest and charge. Once charged, there is discretion for the magistrate or judge to close proceedings and/or grant suppression orders.
    There are possible remedies in defamation and tort. However, if the material published is substantially true, that will be a complete defence to defamation.
    Info below is for Victoria, other states' legislation is substantially the same.

    Defamation Act 2005 (Victoria) - SECT 25
    Defence of justification

    25. Defence of justification

    It is a defence to the publication of defamatory matter if the defendant
    proves that the defamatory imputations carried by the matter of which the
    plaintiff complains are substantially true.



    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/v...00599/s25.html
    Last edited by LegallyBrunette; 11-24-2012 at 09:13 AM. Reason: add link

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegallyBrunette View Post
    Pretty much the same here, normally not named unless charged, but nothing in legislation covers the period between arrest and charge. Once charged, there is discretion for the magistrate or judge to close proceedings and/or grant suppression orders.
    There are possible remedies in defamation and tort. However, if the material published is substantially true, that will be a complete defence to defamation.
    Info below is for Victoria, other states' legislation is substantially the same.

    Defamation Act 2005 (Victoria) - SECT 25
    Defence of justification

    25. Defence of justification

    It is a defence to the publication of defamatory matter if the defendant
    proves that the defamatory imputations carried by the matter of which the
    plaintiff complains are substantially true.


    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/v...00599/s25.html
    Thanks .... knew that if anyone on here would know it would be you!

    To me that says that if they were very confident in a suspect's complicity, they could take the measure of allowing/enabling him to be named (presumably for some benefit to their case) knowing that they fully expected charges to be laid in the future.

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    From 'The Australian'

    It's understood that one of the men in custody was A J W, who was renting the Point Cook property west of Melbourne where Ms Cafferkey's body was discovered last Saturday.

    Mr W's father, D, when contacted in Dubai, said he was returning home to Australia from a holiday in Tanzania and would not confirm if his son had been arrested. When asked how he felt about the latest development, Mr W replied: "Well how do you think I feel?"
    The Australian does not suggest that Mr W had any involvement in Ms Cafferkey's murder.
    The arrests follow the charging of 47-year-old Steven James Hunter with Ms Cafferkey's murder.

    Police allege Mr Hunter had admitted he stabbed the 22-year-old to death at his home in Bacchus Marsh on November 10. It has been alleged that the body remained at Mr Hunter's address overnight before he moved it to a wheelie bin at Mr W's Point Cook address.
    (just when you thought it couldn't get worse.)
    JMO

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226522345221
    Last edited by LegallyBrunette; 11-24-2012 at 09:42 AM. Reason: add + snip name

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