Baden Clay High Court Appeal

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The High Court has granted special leave to the Department of Public Prosecutions to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision downgrading Baden-Clay’s murder conviction to manslaughter last year.

The Court of Appeal downgraded Baden-Clay’s murder conviction to manslaughter as his lawyers argued there was not enough evidence to prove Baden-Clay had an intention to kill his wife Allison Baden-Clay. However the Director of Public Prosecutions says there was a strong motive for murder.

The High Court Full Bench will convene on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 to hear the appeal.

The High Court Full Bench will be comprised of up to seven senior judges to hear the argument by Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Michael Byrne QC.

It could then take a few months for a final decision to be made. The High Court decision will be final, and there are no further avenues for appeal.