Bowraville appeal rejected by High Court
RELATIVES of three Aboriginal children who disappeared in Bowraville, northern NSW, nearly 30 years ago have vowed to fight on after the High Court refused to hear an appeal relating to their suspected killer.
The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal in September rejected an application by the state’s attorney-general for the man to face a single trial charged with three murders.
Today (Friday), the High Court refused to grant special leave to the government to appeal the decision.
After the decision, angry supporters put painted handprints on the glass outside the building and screamed for justice.
Four-year-old Evelyn Greenup, Clinton Speedy-Duroux, 16, and Colleen Walker, 16, disappeared from the northern NSW town over a five-month period from September 1990.
The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was acquitted of Clinton’s murder in 1994 and of Evelyn’s murder in 2006.