Five High Court judges will today hear an appeal against Gerard Baden-Clay’s controversial downgraded conviction of manslaughter.
The former Brisbane real-estate agent’s father and sister have already arrived at Brisbane’s High Court ahead of the 10.15am hearing.
— Tessa Hardy (@TessaHardy9) July 25, 2016
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Baden-Clay’s legal defence team are fighting the prosecution who are seeking to reinstate his initial murder conviction.
In 2014, a jury found Baden-Clay guilty of the murder of his wife Allison, however in 2015, Queensland’s court of appeal downgraded the conviction to manslaughter, stating there was not enough evidence to prove he intended to kill his wife.
— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) July 25, 2016
There is already a huge amount of public interest in the case, with more than 100 people including members of the public and media lined up outside the courtroom.
— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) July 25, 2016