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    Australia - Lisa Harnum, 30, killed in 15-storey fall, Sydney, 30 July 2011 #2

    HER mouth covered and body restrained by her "possessive, domineering and abusive" fiance and alleged killer, the *final moment of Lisa Harnum's life was captured by a security camera he had installed in their apartment.
    The opening day of Simon Gittany's murder trial yesterday heard that, 69 seconds after the Canadian was dragged back inside apartment 1503 of the prestigious Hyde Building in Sydney's CBD, she plummeted to her death.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-...-1226743837046

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    Simon Gittany was "controlling" and "jealous" of his fiancÚ and became so enraged when she tried to leave him that he dropped her from the balcony of their 15th-storey apartment, a court had been told.
    http://www.penrithcitygazette.com.au...us-court-told/

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    The most disturbing evidence in this case for me is the CCTV footage showing Lisa moments before she died.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...y-balcony.html

    Warning - disturbing image at link.

    Link also shows video of Mr Gittany proposing to Lisa.

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    Accused forced fiancee to 'submit to his will', court told

    The court heard that as Mr Gittany became more possessive, he convinced the younger woman to completely change her style of dress, convert to Catholicism and to leave her job at a hairdressing salon because the staff there were ''polluting her mind''.

    He then allegedly estranged her from her friends, and would demand to know where she was at all times.

    ''He convinced the deceased that he was a person of superior moral and religious depth,'' Mr Tedeschi said. ''As a female it was her function in life to submit to his will as the male in their relationship.

    ''The deceased's self-confidence became more and more diminished as she became convinced that the accused was a person of superior moral integrity to herself.''


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/accused-fo...#ixzz2iQ7mmALz

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    AUSTRALIA - Lisa Harnum, 30, Sydney - Simon Gittany on trial for murder #2

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    Some general information on sentencing :

    http://www.armstronglegal.com.au/cri...nce-is-decided

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    Lisa Harnum ... smiling, beautiful ... a glow shining from within.
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    Simon Gittany ....
    Things are not what they appear to be. Nor are they otherwise.
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    This case is making it into MSM all around the world .. USA (New York), UK, Canada, and now this from the Irish Independent.

    Australia gripped by ballerina murder trial

    http://www.independent.ie/world-news...-29763109.html
    Last edited by SouthAussie; 11-23-2013 at 05:53 AM.
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    Thanks for that JudgeJudy! From reading what you posted it looks like all factors will be taken into consideration, which is great news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by montycooper View Post
    Thanks for that JudgeJudy! From reading what you posted it looks like all factors will be taken into consideration, which is great news.
    IMO : Yes, it would be reasonable to think so, if he is found guilty.......

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/court-verd...122-2y17l.html


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    It is hard to believe that there would be so much world-wide interest in the outcome of this trial if people felt there was any reasonable doubt here. I don't see any news articles saying 'man could be wrongly accused' or 'could this man be innocent?'. MSM is trying to stay impartial .. but I think even they are struggling with that.

    It's not as though Justice McCallum can even say 'well, no-one saw you do it, so I can't be sure' because someone did see him do it.


    (Just a random thought thrown in here, because there are still many judge-only cases that do get a positive outcome for the victim ... and I believe this is going to be one of them. Keeping the faith going ...... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthAussie View Post


    Lisa Harnum ... smiling, beautiful ... a glow shining from within.
    Thanks SouthAussie, for reminding us what this is really all about. May her life help others........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthAussie View Post
    Simon Gittany ....
    shortest most meaningful post EVER!
    Thats so funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isisrising View Post
    Thanks SouthAussie, for reminding us what this is really all about. May her life help others........
    Isisrising, as a clinical Psychologist, what is the shirt telling you about Lisa in this photo? I have a daughter Lisa's age and I could never see her or her friends wearing 'an olde fashioned' shirt like that, buttoned high. Is she reflecting SG's requirements? Please don't think I'm being picky on her clothing, I'm just wondering what your professional thoughts are on this, knowing what we now know.
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