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Lynette Daley 11l - Guilty

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Guilty!

[imagecaption] Community members at a protest for violence against Indigenous women in the Clarence Valley. Photo: Deb Novak. [/imagecaption]

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Finally in September 2017,  following a 7 week trial, a jury of 11 people took just 32 minutes to reach the verdict that both men were guilty on all counts. It had taken the justice system six and a half years to get to this point.

Adrian Attwater was found guilty of manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault and received a nineteen year sentence with a non-parole period of fourteen years and three months. Paul Maris was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and hindering the police investigation and was sentenced to nine years with a non-parole period of six years and nine months. Justice Elizabeth Fullerton noted  that Attwater’s ‘attitude towards Ms Daley at the time of his offending was one of callous indifference’.


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