The Courier-Mail

Miss­ing let­ter stops Mo­nis bail re­view


PROS­E­CU­TORS would have re­viewed bail for Man Haron Mo­nis if they had re­ceived a for­mal re­quest from po­lice, the Lindt Cafe siege in­quest was told yesterday.

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mark Jenk­ins is ex­pected to give ev­i­dence to­mor­row about why a let­ter from de­tec­tives re­quest­ing a bail re­view was not sent to the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions.

So­lic­i­tor Lisa Viney, who was in charge of the Mo­nis file, yesterday said she knew po­lice had con­cerns over the han­dling of the lo­cal court hear­ing in De­cem­ber 2013 when Mo­nis was granted bail for be­ing an ac­ces­sory to the mur­der of his wife. But Ms Viney said she had not be­gun the pro­ce­dure for a case re­view be­cause she had been wait­ing for a for­mal let­ter from po­lice.

The in­quest heard that the homi­cide de­tec­tives who drafted the let­ter seek­ing a re­view thought it had been sent to the DPP.

The in­quest in Syd­ney con­tin­ues.

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