Analysis Of Mr. Gordon Wood Murder Conviction

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This is an analysis of the newspaper article on the appeal of the murder conviction of Mr. Gordon Wood. Mr. Wood was originally charged with the 1995 murder of Ms. Caroline Byrne and the trial was held in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in July 2006. During the court case it was stated that Mr. Wood had “hurled his model girlfriend off The Gap in Sydney in a spear throw that lobbed her so severely into a crevice, that a rescue team had to use force to free her body” (Sydney Morning Herald, 2007). Mr. Wood pleaded not guilty to all charges, however the jury found him guilty of her murder. The murder case was taken to State level due to the seriousness of the crime. Murder in the state of New South Wales is defined in the Crimes Act
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