The trial had finished, there were no witnesses left to call, no evidence yet to be presented. This feels very wrong to me. As if Leisl hadnt been robbed of enough, now there is this. I cant imagine her families pain.
It's been a long time and there have been a number of reasons, mostly due to not wanting to compromise the case ( I had to give evidence also). There has also (and continues to be) a gag order in relation to aspects of the evidence and the trial. So if there are gaps and what not, it is most likely due to the media not being allowed to report. There are a number of reasons this was granted and I thank you all for your understanding.
There has much been said in court about Leisl and majority of it not pleasant. I think that is the most unfair thing of all; Leisl not having the ability to speak for herself about what has been said. But, that's what happens in a trial such as this.
The defendant is currently giving evidence and the trial is not expected to run much longer. There needs to be closing arguments and then the judge retires to consider the evidence and decide her verdict.
The benefit to having a judge only trial are numerous but I think the biggest advantage is that Her Honour is required to list each reason as to why she has made her judgement, unlike a jury where this is not required (in Australia at any rate). It will be interesting to hear, I do admit.
It's been a very long process and thanks to all for your patience. I'll keep you updated where I can.
I personally think he was but obviously I cannot assume that the judge believes the same.I am so very terribly sorry for this latest turn of events. In your opinion, do you think the judge would have found him guilty? Can you share any of the evidence that we were unable to hear now that he is deceased, or does the court hold the gag order in place even after he died?
There has never been a gag order. The media have had access to the trial each and every day.I am so very terribly sorry for this latest turn of events. In your opinion, do you think the judge would have found him guilty? Can you share any of the evidence that we were unable to hear now that he is deceased, or does the court hold the gag order in place even after he died?
I hope you don't mind me asking - and if you do mind, I will not be offended in the least.At the time of Leisls disappearance, she was NOT pregnant . this has been verified by blood tests and ultrasound done by drs who have given this evidence in the trial
Monday 18th July, at 19.00
A Current Affair will be screening an interview with Sandi, the mother of Leisl, after the unimaginable outcome of the trial which was every person's nightmare.
Please watch, something in the piece may bring back a memory for you that, still after 10 years, could be used to find Leisl.
That is ALL we want, just to KNOW where Leisl is.