Richard Pusey loses attempt to have convicted murderers give evidence in bail application
Bizarre attempt by notorious Porsche driver to have convicted murderers and prison guards testify in bail application is rejected
- Richard Pusey, 43, charged after allegedly posting an image of a police officer’s body
- The officers had arrested Pusey for speeding in his Porsche in 2020
- Pusey asked Victorian Supreme Court to consider 60 subpoenas
- Includes request for Greg Davies, who is serving a 28-year sentence for murder
Porsche driver Richard Pusey’s attempt to have convicted murderers, jailers and police testify to “paint a picture” of why they should be released on bail has been rejected.
The 43-year-old, who uses pronouns, has been charged with twice using a carriage service to post online graphics of the 2020 Eastern Freeway crash that killed four police officers.
Pusey asked the Victorian Supreme Court to consider 60 subpoenas, asking people to testify or submit documents to help with their bail applications.
Attempt by Porsche driver Richard Pusey to have convicted murderers, jailers and police testify to ‘paint a picture’ of why they should be released on bail has been rejected
This included a petition to Greg Davies, who is serving a 28-year sentence for murder, and Scott Murdoch, who died in prison last year.
Pusey wanted Davies to speak on behalf of their bail request as “a representation of what prisons are for,” the court heard Thursday.
Eleven prison officials were called, as Pusey said some would prove they were “respectful, grateful and caring” while in custody.
Pusey also wanted more than a dozen police officers to testify, as well as former neighbors and acquaintances.
“If you give me the paint, I’ll paint the painting,” Pusey told the court.
Judge Lesley Taylor dismissed most of Pusey’s subpoenas, saying they were irrelevant to the bail request.
Four officers were killed after arresting Mr Pusey Porsche (pictured) for speeding on Melbourne’s eastern highway
“Bail request is limited, it’s not the forum to investigate any issues you may have with Victoria Police or other people,” she said.
However, she complied with Pusey’s request to have a woman testify about where they would live if given bail, and allowed them to request access to two transcripts of prison phone conversations.
The new release attempt comes after Pusey was denied bail by Sunshine Magistrates Court last month.
Police officers were stopped on the side of the highway after pulling Pusey over for speeding in April 2020 when four of them were hit by a truck.
Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and and Constable Josh Prestney all died in the horror crash (pictured left to right)
Pusey reportedly added a graphic of the crash to an email to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and posted another photo with a review on the Porsche Center Melbourne homepage.
They are also charged with committing offenses while on bail.
If convicted, they risk 12 months behind bars on each charge.
The case was adjourned until June 14, when a date will be set for a decision on Pusey’s bail application.