Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bulletin: David Harold Eastman: (Australia); inquiry to begin in March. Independent scientific testing of fresh gun residue evidence to be conducted. ABC News.

STORY: "Eastman inquiry to begin in March," by reporter Elizabeth Byrne, published by ABC NEWS on January 29, 2013.

GIST: "A new inquiry into the murder conviction of David Harold Eastman will formally begin in March. Eastman is serving a life sentence for the 1989 murder of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester. A fresh inquiry into his conviction was ordered last year after Eastman's lawyers cited new evidence............Two key areas of the inquiry will be Eastman's fitness to plead at the time of his original trial as well as claims gun residue found in his car may have come from a firearm used by a friend for rabbit shooting.........The hearing was also told scientific analysis related to the gun residue may take some time with an independent expert still to begin testing. The inquiry is expected to begin on March 4 with the fitness to plead issue."
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