Brother in mourning for boys left behind
on why the appeal was denied.
“I have asked her to review the decision by the presiding judge, in light of the community outrage at the sentence,” he said. “I have certainly put forward my concerns, put forward the concerns of the community.”
Ms Dower’s brother Ian said he believed the case should be reopened, claiming there was more to the case than what was heard in court.
“I think it should be reopened,” he said.
“I think she should have got more than what she got – reopen the case.”
Ms Viero did calls yesterday.
return THE grieving brother of Sarahjane Dower can’t help but feel a sense of deja vu.
Ian Dower has expressed relief that the trial of Sarahjane’s killer, Kynan Devenna, has resulted in a life sentence for her former partner.
“I really don’t know what to say, I’m glad it’s over,” he said.
But it is their children who are left behind whom he feels have been delivered the real life sentence.
It is a cruel cut Ian knows all too well. When he was just a six- year- old boy, his own mother died. She was 26.
Then his sister, Sarahjane, was taken from her children. She too was just 26.
I have asked her to review the decision in light of
the outrage BURDEKIN MP DALE LAST My heart goes out to Sarah’s children
“At the end of the day, two little boys have lost their mother,” he said.
“They will no longer know the comfort of a cuddle from Mum or an encouraging smile from her. Their memories will be from photos and little snippets of other people’s stories of Sarah.
“My heart goes out to Sarah’s children.
“My main concern now is the boys. This is just senseless, there is no winner.
“The children have lost their mum and now have to live with the shocking reality that their father is responsible for her senseless murder.”
They are words that are difficult for Ian to speak and he chokes up regularly.
But he did commend the officers of the Queensland Police Service who brought his sister’s killer to justice.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the police, detectives and the prosecutor for their dogged determination and dedication to achieving a favourable outcome,” he said.
December 17, 2012