Cowan’s appeal continues in court

LAWYERS for Daniel Morcombe’s killer claim they could take his case as far as the High Court if he loses his appeal when it resumes today.

Brett Cowan is back in Brisbane Court this morning, appealing his conviction for the murder of the 13-year-old Sunshine Coast boy.

Cowan’s lawyers claim he was tricked into owning up to undercover police, and that the confession should never have been heard by a jury.


This confession led to the discovery of Daniel’s remains, which Cowan’s lawyers are working to exclude as evidence in the Court of Appeal.

Meantime, lawyers for Queensland’s Attorney-General are set to argue opposite, expected to push for Cowan to be locked up for more than 20 years.

Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise have questioned the appeal, saying it is a waste of taxpayer’s money.

Cowan was handed down the 20 year non-parole period in March when he was convicted of the 2003 abduction and murder.