I don't agree. If he thought she was returning at any moment, why on earth blab on about the affair to the police? Not necessary. IMO he was trying to establish himself as forthright and honest - giving too many unnecessary personal details way too early in the piece.
David Murray ‏@TheMurrayD 39s
Some jurors looking at Michael Byrne, others looking down or away as he talks about media coverage #badenclay
Sing out if you need a hand
That is a really good point.I don't agree. If he thought she was returning at any moment, why on earth blab on about the affair to the police? Not necessary. IMO he was trying to establish himself as forthright and honest - giving too many unnecessary personal details way too early in the piece.
Leonie Mellor @leoniemellor · 10s
Byrne to jury: You are the only ones who have gone to look at Kholo Creek, the bridge, the house. @abcnews
Actually, no...many locals have gone to look at these places too in the 2 years since the tragedy occurred...and so have the dreaded "media", and published extensive photos and footage...so the public does have considerable information on which to form an opinion. I understand that in the trial, the jury must only consider what has been presented to them, but it does not do the defence any favours to imply that the media and the general public are malevolent and/or stupid and uninformed.
Because he knew Allison was dead and the truth about the affair's would become common knowledge.
Kate Kyriacou @KateKyriacou · 43s
Byrne is detailing the phone calls Gerard made to police, to family and friends. #badenclay
Byrne says this is not a person who is hiding, who violently murdered his wife the night before. #badenclay
Byrne says they should consider one piece of evidence - Gerard telling Toni to tell police the truth. #badenclay
Byrne says that is not someone who has just violently killed his wife. #badenclay
Byrne says there are two possibilities. One is Gerard murdered his wife and dumped her body. #badenclay
Byrne says second is Gerard was worried about his wife and expected her to be found at any moment. #badenclay
Byrne says it is telling that Gerard on the morning of April 20 told police about the affair. #badenclay
Byrne: If she was dead, and he knew she was dead, why would he care? Says Gerard had asked dad and sister to leave room. #badenclay
Byrne says the jury must deliver a unanimous verdict. #badenclay