Peter Ellis – NOT GUILTY – Psychiatrist Karen Zelas Mislead Court.
30 Years of court battles. Why so long?
Who is answerable to Peter Ellis injustice?
* The Supreme Court has ruled convictions on sex charges against Peter Ellis were based on a miscarriage of justice.
* Ellis was not alive to hear the rulings. He died of bladder cancer in September 2019.
* The court slammed the evidence of “critical” Crown expert witness psychiatrist Karen Zelas as unbalanced and misleading.
* It said parental questioning of the child complainants raised the risk of the children’s evidence being contaminated which was unappreciated at the time.
The Supreme Court says,
“If the jury had been correctly informed of the level of risk, that may have created a reasonable doubt about the allegations made, at least in relation to some of the complainants. As the evidence of the complainants was mutually supportive, the undermining of some of the verdicts necessarily calls into question all the verdicts.”