Option backdating and its implications
Both vehicles stopped at traffic lights whereupon appellant & at least one other male approached victim's car then pulled him from the vehicle. Aged 47 at time of offences - troubled upbringing - poor health - lengthy criminal record - priors include offences for violence, property & driving - previous imprisonment in 3 Australian states.Victim attempted to defend himself with a clublock, which was taken from him. Whether conviction unreasonable having regard to the evidence - whether witnesses 'coached'- whether undue weight given to evidence of witnesses. RAE, Stephen John - CCA, Giles JA, Sully & Levine JJCitation: R v Rae  NSWCCA 545Sentence appeal.He loaded the weapon & subsequently threatened 2 further police officers.When arrested, he struck a police officer with a bottle. Prior offences - alcohol problem - sought to take part in drug & alcohol programme whilst on remand but received no response from prison authorities.Desire to undertake treatment for alcohol abuse - when not affected by alcohol, behaviour unexceptional - excellent work record. LU LU - NSW SC, 29.1.2002Citation: R v Lu Lu  NSWSC 14Judgment on application for bail.
At the time of the incident, medical opinion was that she was not expected to live. A neighbour who tried to stop the appellant from setting the victim alight received partial thickness burns to 10-15% of his body.Because hair follicles, sweat glands & sebaceous glands have been destroyed, she has problems with temperature control. Guilty plea - 'worst case'category - whether sentencing error - R v Thomson & Houlton (2000) 49 NSWLR 383 - contrition - subjective features - weight given. BIKIC, Ned - CCA, Giles JA, Sully & Levine JJCitation: R v Bikic  NSWCCA 537Conviction appeal.1 x murder; 1 x manslaughter.(See R v Bikic  NSWSC 571 for details.)Appellant sought to place before the CCA new evidence from participants in the above offences to the effect that appellant was not present at the time of the offences or that they did not see him when the shootings occurred.In the present application, applicant was confronted by s.22A(1).Since the revocation of bail, applicant has been committed for trial.
GBH with intent to murder; additional offence of AOABH taken into account.19y 8m with NPP of 14y 9m.