Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by jamie233, Oct 21, 2013.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lisa-harn...-court-told-20131022-2vy8u.html#ixzz2iPdgIIoJ
The most disturbing evidence in this case for me is the CCTV footage showing Lisa moments before she died.
Warning - disturbing image at link.
Link also shows video of Mr Gittany proposing to Lisa.
I hope the title of this topic is OK, mods feel free to change as needed, just thought I would need to careful as the circumstance of her death is being disputed by the accused in the current trial.
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-f...-court-told-20131021-2vw9i.html#ixzz2iQ7mmALz
I saw this on the news the other night. What a scary, sad ending, to a horrifying relationship. This poor woman, may she rest in peace. :rose:
I hope this monster is locked up for the rest of his miserable life.
This is the first I'd heard of this case. He fist-pumped after dropping her to her death?! What a sick @#$!
I can't find an article anywhere that says what area/province/city Lisa was from in Canada. Does anyone here know?
Lisa Harnum's mother appealed for her to get out of her relationship and return to Canada
OCTOBER 22, 2013
"THE mother of Lisa Harnum urged her to "grab her passport and purse and just get out" the day before she was allegedly thrown off her balcony by her fiancé, the Supreme Court heard this morning."
Attached Image: "Simon Gittany with his current girlfriend who is standing by him. Source: News Limited"
Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/li...return-to-canada/story-fnii5s3y-1226744455121
October 21, 2013
"Another witness walking near The Hyde apartment block on Liverpool Street told police he saw a shirtless man holding what appeared to be black luggage horizontally over the balcony before it fell over.
"Of course, it was not a piece of luggage, it was Ms Harnum wearing black clothing," Crown prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC said at Monday's opening of the murder trial."
Read more: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/10/21/12/25/balcony-death-accused-spied-on-partner
To his new girlfriend who is standing by him in court - run for your life.
I have tried to look myself but no luck so far
Man accused of murdering ballerina fiancee avoids jury trial
18 Oct, 2013
"Alleged murderer Simon Gittany has run out of money to fund his high-profile defence, telling a court he is at risk of having to represent himself.
The legal bill for the 39-year-old, who denies throwing his ballerina fiancee Lisa Harnum off the balcony of their Hyde Park apartment, is set to approach $500,000 despite him dropping one senior counsel.
He was a granted a judge-alone trial, to begin on Monday, because it would be two weeks shorter than a trial by jury, allowing him to save money on legal representation by solicitor Abigail Bannister.
Mr Gittany has been refused legal aid because he doesn't meet the requirements."
Read more: http://www.stockandland.com.au/news...lerina-fiancee-avoids-jury-trial/2675347.aspx
Attached Image: Simon Gittany
Simon Gittany, who is on trial accused of throwing his fiancee Lisa Harnum over a balcony to her death. - AAP: Tracey Nearmy, file photo
Excerpt from a Jan. 15, 2013 article
I couldn't agree with you more!.
Chyeah.. I was looking the new girlfriend's picture last night, thinking exactly the same thing - and wondering how she can think he'll be any different toward her...
I think he murdered Lisa, hands down guilty, and I also think he somehow thinks he's going to get away with it.
Seriously, if this guy doesn't do life in jail, I'm emigrating to somewhere with a better grip on the concept of justice.
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