GUILTY Australia - Daniel Morcombe, 13, Woombye, QLD, 7 Dec 2003 - #1

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Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 1m
Defence: "Just like the police were pretending to be a gang of crooks, he pretended to be the person who killed Daniel Morcombe." #morcombe

Sarah Elks ‏@sarahelks 9s
"The police pretended to be a gang of crooks, (Cowan) pretended to be the person who killed Daniel #Morcombe." Defence barrister Edwards

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 24s
Cowan's mantra was money. He even offered to fake his own death to stay with the gang. He was willing to do anything - Edwards. #morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 1m
Mr Edwards: "In the end, he was a man with nothing. He was being offered everything." #morcombe @abcnews

Tessa Scott ‏@TessaScott9 2m
Cowan's lawyer: in the end he was a man with nothing being offered everything (by gang). @9NewsBrisbane #Morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 3m
Defence says Cowan was offered millions. "Do you think you could make up a convincing lie for millions of dollars?" #morcombe @abcnews

Sarah Elks ‏@sarahelks 3m
Defence barrister Edwards: "In the end, he (Cowan) was a man with nothing who was being offered everything (to confess)." #morcombe
 

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/21913434/morcombe-trial-draws-to-a-close/?cmp=twitter

Pedophile killed teen, "not accused'-court
AAP March 11, 2014, 12:28 pm

A convicted pedophile is far more likely to have killed Daniel Morcombe than the man on trial for his murder, a jury has been told...Cowan's defence barrister Angus Edwards says convicted sex offender Douglas Jackway is more likely to have taken the teen from under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass...
 

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Tessa Scott ‏@TessaScott9 34m
Defence: "Arnold" and his friends just wouldn't take no for an answer. Gave "powerful incentives" to confess @9NewsBrisbane #Morcombe

Clare Hunter ‏@clarephunter 35m
Defence says powerful inducements for Cowan's confessions- 'chance to be part of brotherhood, making millions' #Morcombe @WINNews_SCoast

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 44m
What they did see was a boy being manhandled into a blue sedan - Edwards. #morcombe
 

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Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 1m
Bodies and bones don't float upstream but they were found upstream - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 9m
Even when he's confessed, he said he's gone to his drug dealer's house for half an hour to 45 minutes - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 11m
Edwards says 10-15 minutes was not enough time for Cowan to lure Daniel into house, kill him, dispose of his body, strip him, dump clothes.

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 13m
Do you think Mr Cowan didn't know what "drop like a hot potato" was a euphemism for? - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 14m
If you cross a national crime gang, what's going to happen? If you know too much, what's going to happen? - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 18m
Edwards says Ray Davey spoke about Coochin Creek in 2006 as being the location of Daniel's remains. #morcombe

Sarah Elks ‏@sarahelks 26m
Defence: covert sting not for getting truth but to get the "confession no matter what", making Cowan's admissions "unreliable" #morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 29m
Mr Edwards: "The carrots and sticks that were offered render his confession entirely unreliable." #morcombe @abcnews

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 35m
You might think it would be easier for him to confess to something he didn't do than fake his own death - Edwards. #morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 35m
Mr Edwards tells jury Cowan would do anything to stay in the gang, even fake his own death. #morcombe @abcnews

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 36m
What was he to do? Particularly after the offer of millions of dollars for his confession - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 36m
Over eight years he had been denying this and they just kept going and going and going - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 37m
A man can only take so much. He had been harangued by police. Constant attention on him - Edwards. #morcombe
 

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Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 23s
It explains all the things the Crown case cannot - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 6s
Edwards: One rational, logical conclusion - that Jackway, together with others, abducted and killed Daniel Morcombe

Eammon Atkinson ‏@EAtkinson7 2m
Cowan's lawyer says there wasn't enough time for the accused murderer to kill Daniel Morcombe as he confessed to police @7NewsBrisbane

Eammon Atkinson ‏@EAtkinson7 5m
Cowan's lawyer tells jury the place where the accused murderer took police was different to where Daniel #Morcombe's remains were found

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 36s
Cowan could never produce/describe the fob watch because he never saw it. Couldn't claim to be in a blue car because wasn't - Edwards.

Tessa Scott ‏@TessaScott9 28s
Defence: Cowan said in confession he watched clothes/shoes sink into creek. But shoes were found in bush. #Morcombe @9NewsBrisbane

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 51s
The reason his confession doesn't match the objective facts is because he's not guilty - Edwards. #morcombe

Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 40s
It's really quite an extraordinary operation I think, paying him to commit fake crimes, infiltrating his life - Edwards. #morcombe

Eammon Atkinson ‏@EAtkinson7 1m
Cowan's lawyer in closing: "A questionable confession obtained under extraordinary circumstances doesn't make him a killer." @7NewsBrisbane
 

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Kate Kyriacou ‏@KateKyriacou 30s
Crown has finished. Defence has finished. Now the judge will address the jury. #morcomb

Tessa Scott ‏@TessaScott9 2m
Defence has now finished closing submissions. @9NewsBrisbane #Morcombe
 

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Sarah Elks ‏@sarahelks 60s
Daniel #Morcombe murder: defence says police "manipulated’ Cowan into confessing via @australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...-into-confessing/story-e6frg6nf-1226851472093 …

Daniel Morcombe murder: Police ’manipulated’ Cowan into confessing
SARAH ELKS THE AUSTRALIAN MARCH 11, 2014 1:51PM

UNDERCOVER police spent months “sucking in” Brett Cowan with the promise of mateship and millions of dollars before he confessed to Daniel Morcombe’s murder, a court has heard... In his closing address, defence barrister Angus Edwards told the jury that Cowan’s “compelling” secretly recorded confessions to the crimes were all lies...
 

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Defence barrister Angus Edwards has finished his closing address to jury, now jurors being told how to access exhibits in jury rm #morcombe
 

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http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.a...says-no-one-saw-what-happened-daniel/2195066/

Cowan defence says wild dogs didn't move Daniel's remains
Rae Wilson 11th Mar 2014 12:25 PM Updated: 1:33 PM

FERAL animals could not explain the distance Daniel Morcombe's remains were found from where Brett Peter Cowan pointed them out ...
Defence barrister Angus Edwards said testimony from wild animal experts maintained a whole body was unlikely to have been moved the 50 to 75 metres...
"This is thick bushland, dogs didn't drag the carcass from where Mr Cowan said he went," he said... "There's not a bone left behind in the area where he says he put Daniel. "The spread of bones in the area suggests that is where the bones were put by whoever put it there...

Jury told not to ignore evidence of blue car 'stalking'

This article provides a good summary of Defense argument today IMO.
 

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Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 57s
Judge turns to evidence by Douglas Jackway. Says the fact he has previous convictions doesn't mean he's lying in this case. #morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 14m
Justice Atkinson now going through each element of the charges of murder, indecent dealing and interfering with a body. #morcombe @abcnews

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 31m
Justice Atkinson: "The defendant has not given or called evidence. That is his right." #morcombe @abcnews

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 35m
Justice Atkinson tells jurors they're not likely to retire to consider verdict until tomorrow afternoon. #morcombe @abcnews

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 38m
Justice Atkinson is giving a power-point presentation to help the jury. #morcombe @abcnews

Tegan George ‏@tegangeorge 38m
#Morcombe: Justice Roslyn Atkinson begins summing up case. Tells jurors it's unlikely they'll retire until tomorrow afternoon @tennewsqld

Tessa Scott ‏@TessaScott9 39m
Judge tells jury summing up will be long and it will be tomorrow afternoon before they retire to consider verdict @9NewsBrisbane #Morcombe

Francene Norton ‏@francenenorton 41m
Justice Roslyn Atkinson has begun summing up the case to the jury. #morcombe @abcnews
 

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Justice Atkinson said it should not be assumed that because Cowan did not give evidence, it would add weight to the case against him.

She said the jury could draw logical and rational inferences from the facts.

“You are not to indulge in intuition or guessing,’’ she said.

Justice Atkinson told the jury in order to convict the accused of murder it needed to be satisfied of four things: that Daniel Morcombe was dead, that Cowan caused his death, that the killing was unlawful and that the defendant did so intending to cause his death or grievous bodily harm.

She said there was a possibility the death was an event that Cowan did not foresee, that is it was an accident.

In that event, it would need to find Cowan not guilty, she said

http://www.news.com.au/national/que...ne-supreme-court/story-fnii5v6w-1226851316426
 

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IMO journalists are busy preparing for the evening news & newspaper articles. No tweets forthcoming.
 

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TONIGHT at 5: The defence rests...the judge begins summing up the Daniel #Morcombe murder trial. #EyewitnessNews
 

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Common Questions - Queensland Courts
For a criminal matter, the empanelling process places a panel of 30 or more prospective jurors before a court to form a panel of 12 jurors to consider the charges presented. ... If you are empanelled, you will be required to start on the trial immediately and will need to stay until court finishes for the day, usually around 4.30pm.
http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/information-for-jurors/summons2/common-questions - 36 KB - 21 Mar 2011
 

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Day 18 has concluded. Day 19 of Daniel Morcombe Trial tomorrow.

Josh Bavas ‏@JoshBavas 1m
Brett Peter Cowan murder trial has adjourned. Jury expected to be able to retire tomorrow afternoon after Justice concludes summation.
 

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The lawyer for Daniel Morcombe's accused killer Brett Peter Cowan has continued to point the finger at a convicted child sex offender, saying he was like a "snake passing a wounded mouse".

Mr Cowan's defence counsel Angus Edwards continued his closing address to the jury on Tuesday, detailing Jackway's criminal history.

"The best predictor, you might think, of future behaviour is past behaviour," Mr Edwards said

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...ex-offender-20140311-34j53.html#ixzz2vdOOtVvd
 
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