Friends and family of slain Brisbane wife and mother Allison Baden-Clay will host a rally on Friday to protest the downgrading of her husband Gerard’s murder conviction to manslaughter.
The invite has been extended to all Queenslanders after Baden-Clay’s murder charge was set aside and replaced with manslaughter last week.
On Tuesday the Court of Appeal found he may not have intentionally killed his wife in April 2012.
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The “#doingit4allison, #doingit4all” rally will urge Acting Attorney-General Cameron Dick to challenge the Court of Appeal’s decision, and will also raise awareness about family violence.
As of yesterday, more than 71,000 people had signed a change.org petition urging Mr Dick to appeal the decision. An appeal is looking likely as Mr Dick has already applied for leave to appear before the High Court and has 22 days to formally lodge the appeal.
The rally will be held at 12.15pm Friday in the Brisbane CBD.