BREAKING: Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan’s last appeal has been rejected

The Morcombes were nervous ahead of today however in breaking news, Brisbane’s High Court has dismissed an application by Brett Peter

The Morcombes were nervous ahead of today however in breaking news, Brisbane’s High Court has dismissed an application by Brett Peter Cowan to appeal against his conviction.

This is the last legal avenue for Brett Peter Cowan who was sentenced to life in prison in 2014 for killing 13-year-old Daniel in 2003, reports ABC.

Another appeal against the conviction in the Queensland Court of Appeal last year was also dismissed, but Cowan’s lawyers then applied to the High Court for special leave to appeal on the grounds that Cowan was unfairly targeted by the covert police operation that led to his arrest.

This morning, Bruce and Denise Morcombe, were in the front row of the packed court room, along with their lawyer Peter Boyce.

It is reported the Morcombes hugged each other tightly as the decision was handed down, no doubt relieved the murderer will be in jail for the rest of his life.

He now cannot apply for parole until he has served at least 20 years in prison.

Yesterday, Daniel’s mother Denise expressed she just wanted to get it over and done with, and now we know she will feel so much better, as will his whole family and the community.

Tell us, are you happy with today’s decision?

  1. Thank goodness. How dare his Solicitors put up the argument he was “unfairly targeted” (to get the original conviction), to try and have it overturned. The guy had a dreadful previous record he deserves to be where he is. My hope is he never ever gets out for any reason. R.I.P. Daniel.

  2. Jo  

    I can’t imagine what parents must go through when a scum of the earth takes their child. He should never be allowed to apply for parole, life should be life! R.I.P Daniel.

  3. I can’t understand how the law and lawyers can even contemplate lodging an appeal in a case such as this.
    It is just a waste of resources.It just hurts the friends and relatives of the victim.
    I’m 73 and am starting to think the law IS an ass.Too much leniency given to thugs .Too much waste of resources.

    • While I understand your sentiments John, what makes this a free country is that the law applies equally to us all. If scum like Cowan wasn’t allowed the appeal process complete with legal representation, the do gooders, tree huggers and lilly livered lefties would be up in arms!

  4. Gilly  

    Finally the courts have made the right decision- this evil excuse for a human being should never be released. While I’ll never know the pain Bruce and Denise and their family have been through my thoughts are forever been with them. Hopefully Daniel can rest easy now. Forever young 💙

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