Doubts over Falconio case
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.