Directions - supporting evidence - complaint evidence. N, P - NSW SC, Graham Barr J, Count 1: manslaughter (originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter). After a fight between the accused's friends & 3 young Aboriginal men outside a shop after the young Aboriginal men had been asked to leave the premises & the accused's friends took it upon themselves to escort them from the shop, the accused armed himself with kitchen knife & accompanied his friends to a park. BOUREL, Alan - CCA, Sentence appeal.2 x knowingly concerned in importation of trafficable quantity methylenediozymethylamphetamine (known as MDA or ecstasy).
Respondent was the driver of a prime mover & trailer which collided with the rear of a station wagon travelling in the same lane. SCOTT, Ernest Clyde - CCA, 8.12.98Crown appeal against orders granting permanent stay of proceedings. At the time of the offences, the appellant was a practising.Lies - public deterrence - custodial sentence - vulnerability of taxi drivers working alone at night. LAU, Mun Loi - CCA, 4.12.98Sentence appeal.1 x knowingly concerned in importation of commercial quantity heroin (6.24 kgs) - 12y with NPP of 8y;1 x possess unlicensed firearm - 4y FT;1 x possess firearm on which serial number had been defaced - 2y FT. Opinion of forensic psychiatrist that applicant was a psychopath - severe personality disorder - drug addiction - no priors - appellant aged 24 - subjective factors - not premeditated - totality. ELDRIDGE, Jason John - CCA, 22.4.98Crown appeal.11 x steal MV; 2 x BE&S; 1 x larceny; 1 x possess implement capable of being used to enter & drive conveyance; 2 counts taken into account (negligent drive; ride motor cycle whilst unlicensed). Charges arose out of evidence given by respondent in Local Court when he was charged with possessing protected fauna (s.101(1) National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974).At the hearing he denied going into the national park with a rifle, however, later a rifle bearing the respondent's name was discovered in the park.The station wagon became airborne & collided with a large sign on side of road. Proposed indictment containing 7 counts charging indecent assaults, assaults, sexual intercourse without consent.4 complainants who were either adopted or State wards being cared for by respondent & his wife. FRANCIPANE, Salvatore - CCA, Conviction and sentence appeal. Count 2: false pretences (0,000); in the alternative fraudulently omit to account. Elements of offence - meaning of 'account'- whether to order new trial where Crown could not succeed on case put at trial but might succeed at new trial on different case based on same evidence.Two passengers seated in rear of station wagon killed instantly. Appeal allowed: resentenced to WILLIAMS, Grant Raymond - CCA, Sentence appeal.1st indictment: 1 x act of indecency (s.61N); 3 x homosexual intercourse (s.78K); 4 matters on a Form 1.2nd indictment: 1 x indecent assault (s.61E(1) - since repealed); 2 x homosexual intercourse (s.78K); 1 x indecent assault (s.61N); 6 matters on a Form 1. Respondent's wife who may have been able to corroborate respondent now deceased. Count 1: conviction appeal allowed, verdict of acquittal entered.Pleaded not guilty - in poor health, suffering from Parkinson's disease - maintained innocence - declined to participate in sentencing proceedings - assistance to authorities. A passer-by came to her rescue & he was kicked in the chest. Accused & wife saw each other during this period & on occasions had sexual relations.