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    Australia - Leanne Holland, 12, abducted & murdered, Ipswich, Qld, 23 Sept 1991

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226539696213

    Kate Kyriacou From: The Courier-Mail December 18, 2012 1:26PM

    QUEENSLAND'S Director of Public Prosecutions will not retry Graham Stafford for the 1991 murder of schoolgirl Leanne Holland.
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    First again...!

    For those who are perhaps not from Queensland, or who aren't up with this case, here's a short summary worth reading:

    http://smithforensic.blogspot.com.au...ho-helped.html

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    State weighs options in Leanne Holland murder as retrial call ruled out

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226539997239

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWatson View Post
    First again...!

    For those who are perhaps not from Queensland, or who aren't up with this case, here's a short summary worth reading:

    http://smithforensic.blogspot.com.au...ho-helped.html
    Thanks Doc, great link. I don't know much at all about this case, so will be looking forward to reading more in this thread.
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    Interesting - Stafford has said in this morning's MSM that he is disappointed that he WON'T be re-tried, as he is currently in limbo and wants to prove his innocence.

    I do know, though, that a lot of people are convinced he is innocent. And I really wonder if the police have explored the other possibilities that have been raised, especially by Graeme Crowley and Paul Wilson....

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    Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie announces review into murder case against Graham Stafford

    December 20, 2012

    A FORMER Supreme Court judge and solicitor-general will go over the evidence against Graham Stafford to decide whether the Attorney-General should bring him to trial for a second time over the murder of schoolgirl Leanne Holland.
    Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie made the dramatic announcement this afternoon, two days after police revealed the Director of Public Prosecutions had ruled out retrying Stafford for murder

    Mr Bleijie has the power to charge Stafford in an ex-officio indictment – despite the DPP’s decision to drop the matter.

    "As I have the power to order the re-trial of Graham Stafford independent of the DPP, I have decided to seek independent advice on the strength of the evidence," Mr Bleijie said.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226541343543

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    I think the judge should look not JUST at the strength of the evidence against Stafford, BUT also at the strength of the evidence against the other possible perpetrator(s) suggested by Crowley and Wilson and others.

    Oh, sorry - I forgot. The police didn't go into that. They just focused on Stafford. I know they say they looked at the alternatives, but I doubt their hearts were in it, as it would have meant admitting they were wrong and that Stafford spent over 14 years in the nick for nothing.

    This case REALLY needs a totally independent enquiry and review, NOT just the police checking themselves, which is what has happened.

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    I am so glad that Websleuths are also discussing this case. I find this case extremely frustrating yet interesting. I have gone over the charges, the evidence listed and the inconsistencies that are talked about seems to be human error that can be rectified by intense and more accurate forensic testing.

    I am sure with this second investigation a proper DNA profile was established.

    I fail to understand that the Police will say they have enough NEW evidence to lock him up again if it is not true.

    However, Graham has been insistent of his innocence. He stands strong in his defence.

    I wonder if they explored the story about the woman that came out later saying that her dad murdered Leanne. The claims she made gave me goose bumps.
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    Am wanting to research here and as usual start at the beginning. If anyone has the book that was written 'Leanne is missing' (or something similar) can you please check for me.

    I need the actual address where Leanne Holland lived and the address where her body was located. Thanks.

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    Her corpse was found at 1.42 pm on Thursday, 26 September 1991 in bushland about 150 metres from the intersection of Redbank Plains Road and Greenwood Village Road. This location was 8.9 kilometres from her home in Alice Street, Goodna. As for the actual address, I have not seen the house number in any transcripts but the house has never been renovated so should look exactly the same, maybe can find it on google street view.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo View Post
    Her corpse was found at 1.42 pm on Thursday, 26 September 1991 in bushland about 150 metres from the intersection of Redbank Plains Road and Greenwood Village Road. This location was 8.9 kilometres from her home in Alice Street, Goodna. As for the actual address, I have not seen the house number in any transcripts but the house has never been renovated so should look exactly the same, maybe can find it on google street view.
    Cheers, Karo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davita View Post
    I am so glad that Websleuths are also discussing this case. I find this case extremely frustrating yet interesting. I have gone over the charges, the evidence listed and the inconsistencies that are talked about seems to be human error that can be rectified by intense and more accurate forensic testing.

    I wonder if they explored the story about the woman that came out later saying that her dad murdered Leanne. The claims she made gave me goose bumps.
    I read the statement by the daughter 'Kim' re her father (the one who liked to make cigarette burns). Was there ever mention of who this serial criminal and rapist was/is? A link would be mighty handy here.

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    I have not seen his name anywhere except for Barry being mentioned but nothing else, so supposing here that he is a protected person.

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    Anyone heard any more about this case recently? Seems to have gone very quiet after all the initial blast of publicity....

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    April 04, 2013

    GRAHAM Stafford is yet to find out if he will again be brought to trial for the murder of schoolgirl Leanne Holland after Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie sought "further legal advice".
    Former Supreme Court Judge Kenneth Mackenzie QC independently reviewed evidence against Mr Stafford and has passed his recommendations on to Mr Bleijie.

    It followed the Director of Public Prosecutions last year ruling out pursuing the case because it was "not in the public interest". This followed a two-year review by police that found there was sufficient new evidence for successful prosecution.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226612008689

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