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Car bonnet murder case appeal backed

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 12:14 pm Fri 18th June 2010

Car bonnet murder case appeal backed

A Taranaki woman who killed her ex-partner by crashing her car while he was clinging to the bonnet has been given a last chance to appeal against her murder conviction.

What is the appeal based on?

In an appeal to the Court of Appeal earlier this year, Fairburn claimed the trial jury was not allowed to consider self-defence because she feared violence from her former partner.

That appeal was dismissed, with the judges saying that self-defence was not an option for Fairburn and that the jury had been correctly instructed and was satisfied as to the requisite intent for murder.

Fairburn took her case to the Supreme Court who today granted her leave to appeal the conviction, on the grounds that there may have been a miscarriage of justice.

I thought its  not OK to be violent – that there is no excuse. That’s what the millions of dollars of advertising money keeps telling us. Thats what all the QANGO’s keep telling us. …..

Oh sorry I forgot violence is a male problem. Yeah Right.




  1. I previously commented on this case because when it came to sentencing the prosecution hadn’t even considered the option of asking for a longer non-parole period. The Court also didn’t seem to care about the serious aggravating factors when it sentenced her to the standard minimum 10 year non-parole for murder. Imagine if a man had subjected his female partner to the terror of driving fast while she clung for life to the bonnet before deliberately driving into another car to kill her, thereby also injuring the driver of the other car! We could expect a lot longer non-parole. Like Mr Tinoa’i who was just sentenced to 14.5 years non-parole for a basic “crime of passion” murder of his wife after he discovered she was having an affair. The difference? Men are 2nd-class citizens and it’s not so bad for women to murder them.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Fri 18th June 2010 @ 2:17 pm

  2. Apparently our Police force see sexual abuse as only a male problem also!

    But at least this guy pushed his case, and is brave enough to publicise it.

    Comment by Jonathan — Sat 19th June 2010 @ 7:25 am

  3. UNREAL..that women is scum and now she is getting another chance on appeal, another false child abuse claim. she should rot in hell

    Comment by alf — Tue 6th July 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  4. A miscarriage of justice?…shit…bitch killed a man..i suppose she’ll say she was abused as a child…shes violent ‘cos her father was..blah blah blah…hide behind a screen of politically correct excuses…not much fun being a male in this society is it

    Comment by Ford — Thu 29th July 2010 @ 11:35 am

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