BREAKING: Gerard Baden-Clay DID Intend To Kill Rules Court
In news just in, the High Court has reinstated Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction.
After the Court of Appeal downgraded his murder conviction to manslaughter in December, the High Court has found he did intend to kill his wife Allison Baden-Clay.
BREAKING: High Court decides Gerard Baden-Clay DID intend to kill his wife Allison. Murder conviction reinstateed pic.twitter.com/v6mTE8zKD4— 7News Yahoo7 (@Y7News) August 31, 2016
Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions successfully pushed for the case to be considered by the High Court after a shock decision by the state's Court of Appeal.
But the five-judge bench dismissed the appeal in Canberra on Wednesday.
The decision comes just over a month after the Crown argued at a hearing in Brisbane that Baden-Clay's conduct after his wife's death was "not only calculated but cold blooded".
In 2014 Baden-Clay was convicted by a jury for murder after his wife’s body was found on the bank of a creek in 2012.
The mother of three went missing ten days earlier from their Brookfield home.
The case gripped the nation after a public appeal was made to find the 43-year-old.
At the time Baden-Clay told media outside his home, “we really trust that the police are doing everything they can to find my wife”.
However, after her body was discovered by a paddler under the Kholo Bridge Crossing at Anstead, suspicion turned.
Two months after she was first reported missing Baden-Clay was charged with murder.