News.com.au August 25, 2016
Australia’s highest court is expected to hand down its highly anticipated decision in the Gerard Baden-Clay appeal next week.
Queensland prosecutors successfully launched the bid to have the case considered by the High Court after a shock decision by the state’s Court of Appeal to downgrade the murder conviction to one of manslaughter last December.
While it was expected a decision would come later in the year, the court is now set to hand down its decision at a hearing in Canberra on August 31.
It comes after five justices heard arguments for and against the Queensland Court of Appeal’s decision at hearing in Brisbane last month.