Law will help fam­i­lies

Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

have not re­vealed where the body is.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion meet­ing on Fe­bru­ary 22, Mr Quigley said it re­quired the board to find out from the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner how co-op­er­a­tive a pris­oner had been.

Res­i­dent Ed Whitchurch asked how it would af­fect peo­ple who had not ac­tu­ally com­mit­ted mur­der, if wrongly con­victed.

Re­fer­ring to the An­drew Mal­lard con­vic­tion that he helped over­turn in 2006, Mr Quigley said the law would not pre­vent any­one in prison from com­ing up with ev­i­dence to prove their in­no­cence.

“If you are in jail, you can still plead your case,” he said.

Mr Quigley said the law aimed to help fam­i­lies of mur­der vic­tims whose bod­ies had not been re­cov­ered, in­clud­ing Ja­son Edge’s par­ents, who live in Car­ra­mar.

But­ler MLA John Quigley.

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