Bowraville murders: the court rules that there is no new trial for the man acquitted in the & # 039; 90s

Bowraville victims

The NSW government has lost its attempt to have a man go to trial for the murder of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville nearly 30 years ago.

The 52-year-old man, who can not be named for legal reasons, was previously acquitted in separate trials for the murder of two of the children, Evelyn Greenup, 4, and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, 16, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 1991

The New South Wales government had argued that there was recent and convincing evidence – related to the disappearance of a third child, Colleen Walker, almost at the same time – to justify the annulment of the acquittals and the ordering of a
new process.

But on Thursday, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeals found that this evidence was available in one of the trials and that it could not be tried again in the other case, since it was not open to the government to change its original request.

More to come.