Bail de­nied sec­ond time

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

VIC­TO­RIA Anne Wall wiped away tears and folded her arms af­ter she was de­nied bail for the sec­ond time this year when she ap­peared in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court by video link on Mon­day.

Ms Wall, who is fac­ing 32 charges in­clud­ing fraud, drug pos­ses­sion and steal­ing, had been in Townsville Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity for 106 days.

Lawyer Cleo Re­wald said her client had been ac­cepted into a six to 12-month pro­gram at the Sal­va­tion Army re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre in Mt Isa to help her with her metham­phetamine ad­dic­tion.

The court heard Ms Wall had been in soli­tary con­fine­ment in prison af­ter an in­ci­dent with an­other in­mate in which Ms Wall lost one of her fin­gers.

Ms Re­wald said while inside Ms Wall has com­pleted a num­ber of cer­tifi­cates and cour­ses.

Mag­is­trate James Mor­ton, how­ever, was not sat­is­fied that there had been a change in cir­cum­stances since Ms Wall’s first bail ap­pli­ca­tion with­out le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tion in March.

“She was un­em­ployed and had sta­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion on the last bail ap­pli­ca­tion, what is dif­fer­ent?” Mr Mor­ton asked.

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