New twist in Baden-Clay murder case gives no rest to family

There is no rest for Allison Baden-Clay who was found dead under a bridge. Her husband Gerard reported her missing from their
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Baden-Clay murder case: No rest for Allison yet as the court goes back and forth with appeals and counter appeals. Photo: YouTube (Naomi Aomatsu).

There is no rest for Allison Baden-Clay who was found dead under a bridge. Her husband Gerard reported her missing from their Brookfield home, in Brisbane’s west, but it was later tragically discovered that he had played a part in her death.

Although a jury had convicted the former real estate agent of murder in 2014, the Court of Appeal downgraded it to manslaughter in December angering many. His lawyers argued he could have unintentionally killed his wife.

Now, Queensland’s Director of Public Prosecutions has heard another appeal, this time against the downgrading. The High Court will hand down its decision over whether to return Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction over his wife Allison’s 2012 death, next week.

The Crown argued in front of five High Court judges that Baden-Clay was calculating and cold-blooded and had a motive for murder.

However, his lawyers argued that Allison could have been killed accidentally in an explosive argument.

Allison was found under this bridge. Photo: YouTube (Naomi Aomatsu).
Baden-Clay murder case: Allison was found under this bridge. Photo: YouTube (Naomi Aomatsu).

Whether or not Allison’s family will travel to Canberra for the hearing on Wednesday at 10:15am, it is not known.

Allison’s cousin Jodie Dann said she just wanted the ordeal to be over, “We are hoping it might be a positive result and then the process will be finalised hopefully,” she said to ABC News.

“We need to be able to move on once all of this is over whether it goes either way it will be over one way or another.

“It has been a long road four years is so long and we just want Allison to rest in peace with justice.”

What do you think of this third trial?

  1. Marg  

    He killed his wife, argument or not he still killed her, AND tried to hide her body? it was murder, plain and simple, he took her life, the lowlife should get life, and I mean LIFE. No wonder this country is on the decline what with the polititions and murderers given a slap on the wrist.

    • YVONNE KNYVETT  

      YES TOTALLY AGREE .IF YOUR WILLING TO TAKE A LIFE.THAN YOUR LIKE SHOULD BE TAKEN AWAY TOO. LIFE SHOULD BE TILL THE DAY YOU DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES OR NOT. WHERE IS THE RIGHT AND WRONG YOU WERE TAUGHT AS A CHILD NO IS NO. THEY ARE BEENING FEED AND SHELTERED . THEY ARE BEENING REWARDED. FOR KILLING SOMEONE ACCIDENT OR NOT. THEY STILL HAVE A LIFE AND THE PERSON IS GONE.THERE IS MEANT TO BE RULES FOR ALL OF US.

  2. Nev Bawden  

    It is plausible that he unintentionally killed Allison. But he gave evidence that he did not kill her, jury found he did and he was convicted of murder later downgraded to manslaughter on appeal. He changed his story both to the public and in evidence on court. A proper outcome would be to let him give further evidence giving a full and truthful account of what happended, recognition that he unintentionally killed her, let the manslaughter verdict stand but give him an extra 20 years, no parole, for perjury.

    • Annette  

      If her killed her unintentionally why did he deny he killed her at all. he also tried to hide her body, not the actions of an honest nor innocent man. original verdict should stand and he should also get additional time for perjury.

  3. Sue  

    If there was an argument, and Alison’s death was accidental, why has Baden-Clay never said so? He’s a cretin, the law is an ass and we, the taxpayers are likely funding all this expensive, protracted bs!!

  4. June CP  

    .Why take out a life insurance policy, on her behalf, then say accidental, I don’t think so

  5. Ken Goodman  

    Just another example of our legal system created by lawyers for lawyers. These money hungry slugs will come up with any pathetic excuse to get killers off. This bastard should rot in jail. Or maybe throw his body off a bridge. (By accident of course)

  6. Janice Forrest  

    He is a slime ball whichever way the court decides.He killed her alright and I don’t think it was an accident.If it was he lied through his teeth and tried to worm his way out ,to make it seem he was blameless.I have no faith in the justice system anymore.

  7. John Borlini  

    Whats wrong with this crazy mixed up world when you ask for a jury and also select them and then you arnt happy with their decision you ask a judge to down grade your charge and are successful with your charge down graded.
    You can claim the first hit is given in a fit of rage but to continue until someone is dead is murder and you should pay the price
    Heres hoping for the families sake that the only way that this latest appeal goes is up that is the charge is up graded to the higher charge

  8. Alan Murphy  

    Yes the poor woman is dead, by what ever means or reason this was inflicted on her, he moved and dumped his children’s mothers body and then lied and lied and lied, may be he didn’t intend to kill her, he did and did every thing to conceal the fact she was dead, lock him up for ever.

  9. He gave evidence under oath that he had nothing to do with her death, and stuck to his original story. It is beyond belief that his defence team would expect the High Court Judges to find he may have accidentally killed her, when they did not introduce this in the original trial. It is possible he may have not intended to kill her, but the fact that he did not all an ambulance, and then disposed of her body means he little regard for her life. Here’s hoping they re instate the murder conviction.

  10. Janine Beveridge  

    The way he stood there and denied knowing anything about where his wife was says it all he lied and he will continue to lie so why should he get any chance to have his sentence down graded. Everyone knows he murdered the poor woman, let him go to jail and stay there, have no sympathy for this person at all. If this happens it will open the door for other people to get away with murder, you kill someone it is murder, it is not manslaughter the person is now deceased and you are still alive, so so wrong.

  11. Reasons and facts:
    * He had taken out life insurance on his wife.
    *He had a girlfriend he was “seeing”
    *He lied about everything and has not told the truth.
    *He hid the wife`s body.
    *Was he in financial trouble ?
    *He deserves LIFE as he murdered his wife
    ROT IN JAIL !!

  12. Kim  

    intention or non intention his still a Murder even life sentence still to good for take one life a way I hope his Rot In Jail

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