- May 2, 2012
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There was evidence (pathology), of blunt force trauma, suppressed during the trial (the final decision to suppress was granted on the basis it may unfairly influence the jury). In respect to Allison's chipped tooth, I have always believed the injury to GBC's hand was as a result of Allison's tooth/teeth/mouth coming into direct contact with his hand as he took her life.
In the end the suppressed evidence was not needed to get the (correct) guilty conviction.
I find that strange that it would be suppressed on the basis it may unfairly influence the jury. It was evidence relating to how she died and that I would think would be fairly integral to a murder trial (if the evidence of it is there)- I don't really see how that is predjudicial. If they had to supress that, then I wonder what else they did.
ITTYBITTYPSYCHOKITTY, do you happen to have a link to any articles on that?
Edited to add: I found a courier mail article about this.....
Queensland’s leading pathologist found slain Brisbane mother Allison Baden-Clay may have died of a subdural haemorrhage caused by “blunt force from an assault”.
But Dr Nathan Milne was barred from sharing his opinion with the Supreme Court jury that on Tuesday convicted Allison’s husband Gerard Baden-Clay of her murder.
Fairfax Media can now reveal the behind-the-scenes manoeuvre by Baden-Clay’s defence team, which successfully suppressed parts of Dr Milne’s autopsy report at the trial.
Baden-Clay’s defence team successfully argued that Dr Milne’s findings were merely “impermissible speculation”, during a pre-trial application in February this year.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...orce-trauma-20140716-ztr66.html#ixzz37dUbKjtt