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 Â not OK to be violent – that there is no excuse. That’s what the millions of dollars of advertising money keeps telling us.Â Thats what all the QANGO’s keep telling us. …..
Oh sorry I forgot violence is a male problem. Yeah Right.