DPP set to appeal Gerard Baden-Clay decision

Queensland’s Director of Public Prosecutions is reportedly set to lodge an appeal over the decision to downgrade Gerard Baden Clay’s conviction to manslaughter.

Baden-Clay was convicted of the murder of his wife, Allison, in court last year.

However, that conviction was set aside earlier this month and downgraded to manslaughter after he admitted he unintentionally killed Allison in April of 2012.


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The decision shocked many across Queensland and indeed the rest of the nation and was met with intense backlash from the public.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Michael Byrne QC, has told Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that he plans to lodge an appeal next week, according to the Courier-Mail.

Authorities have until Janury 5 to launch an appeal, leaving the DPP only a day to lodge the documents, with courts re-opening on January 4.