Doubts over Fal­co­nio case

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THE step­fa­ther of Bri­tish tourist Joanne Lees, whose boyfriend Peter Fal­co­nio was mur­dered in the Aus­tralian out­back, be­lieves con­victed killer Bradley John Mur­doch is in­no­cent.

“I’m con­vinced Bradley Mur­doch is in­no­cent, I didn’t at the time but I do now,” said Vin­cent James.

Mr Fal­co­nio and Ms Lees were back­pack­ing in 2001 when they were pulled over out­side Barrow Creek. Mr Fal­co­nio has never been found.

Mur­doch, a truck driver, was found guilty of Mr Fal­co­nio’s mur­der in 2005.

Mr James said he had changed his mind af­ter watch­ing a doc­u­men­tary on Bri­tish TV in June.

“I watched the pro­gram and all the foren­sic ev­i­dence, it would ap­pear that he’s not guilty,” he said.

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