Jump to content

Dam death dad Robert Farquharson
Update on his latest appeal


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Hayleymumof3

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

His latest appeal has been DENIED.  I hope this was his final appeal and he can now allow the boys to rest in peace and their mother to grieve without having to hear about the events again and again and again.

QUOTE
UPDATE: A MAN who killed his three sons by driving them into a dam on Father's Day has lost his appeal against three murder convictions.

Robert Donald William Farquharson did not appear in the Court of Appeal this morning to hear three judges hand down the decision.


http://www.news.com.au/national/day-of-dec...1-1226531589177

#2 Chelli

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

I agree, I hope that the boys' poor mother is able to grieve and not have to endure any more publicity.

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

This is the best news I have heard all day.

#4 Phascogale

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

Good.

#5 ednaboo

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Wow I misread your thread title as "Robert Farquharson dead".  Anyway, I am glad to see there will be no more court time wasted on this case.

#6 archygrouseferal

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

There might be more time spent on him.  They're considering an appeal to the High Court.  mad.gif

#7 mmuc83

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Good - hopefully no more appeals!

#8 Colleer

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

Good to hear the appeal has been denied.



#9 dessiesgirl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

I saw his story on Australian Story. They put a fairly convincing case for this being an accident. As much as it must be awful for the mother to relive the tragedy, he has a right to appeal if he feels he has not been treated fairly.

#10 Hayleymumof3

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE
As much as it must be awful for the mother to relive the tragedy, he has a right to appeal if he feels he has not been treated fairly.


dessiesgirl- Did you ever stop to think that maybe just maybe he is appealing just to control his ex wife?  Making her live through that horrible ordeal again and again and again.  So far he has had TWO trials and was found guilty both times by a jury of his peers, and a few appeals that haven't done him any good.  Each and every time his ex wife has to come in and give evidence again.  All the Evidence points to the fact that this wasn't an accident.

#11 dessiesgirl

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:04 AM

I couldn't possibly say what his motives are, but in our system of justice he has the right to exhaust every avenue of appeal. If  all the evidence points to his guilt, then then, no doubt, any appeal to the High Court will be unsucessful too.

#12 Feral_Pooks

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:38 AM

He's hurt that woman beyond my comprehension, now he is using the justice system to hurt her some more. that man is guilty as sin. I wish I believed in hell so I could take comfort in eventual justice.

#13 katpaws

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE
he has a right to appeal if he feels he has not been treated fairly.


Being fairly treated would involve him being driven in a dam and left to drown in the car as it sinks to the bottom.

For once the justice system seems to be working, thankfully this man will never get out of jail regardless of how many appeals he puts in.




#14 opethmum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Under the law a person has a right to due process and has a right to appeal whether you agree with that or not.
It is better for a guilty man go free than an innocent man convicted.

Yes it is horrible for that woman to go through it time and time again but he still has that right.


#15 katpaws

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE
It is better for a guilty man go free than an innocent man convicted.


OT - Wouldn't that depend on what the guilty peson does outside (prison)? If a guilty person went free and killed a lot of people, wouldn't the number of deaths outweight the cost of an innocent person in jail? (The good of the many outweight the good of the few question) There have been more than enough murders with guilty people being set free recently.





#16 Dons

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Goodhe doesn't deserve another trial. I knew arthur freeman who threw his daughter off the Westgate Bridge and I think them appealing is a form of control for their ex wives I understand its their right to appeal so long as its denied everytime I'm happy




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

The logic was that children who don’t have the language to fully express themselves will lash out when they’re misunderstood. Not anymore.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

Object of desire

Curvy mums make clever babies

Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.

'We'll make sure they know how much she loved them'

A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?

For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.

Will you get to the hospital in time?

Worrying your baby will be delivered by the roadside is a common concern for many mothers-to-be. So how likely are you to be caught short?

Video: Funny 'Lips Are Moving' parody just for mums

Meghan Trainor's song 'Lips Are Moving' was already a hit, but now it's been turned into a hilarious parody that is set to be very popular with frustrated mums everywhere.

Out with the clutter

Decluttering by the numbers: take the 30-day challenge

Forget the 5:2 diet - Twitter's 30-day declutter challenge will have your house back in shape in no time (well, a month).

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

We need to stop damning parents of today, and embrace their appetite for knowledge instead.

Is my baby normal?

There are chubby Buddha babies and there are thin, smaller babies. Neither are right or wrong, they are all 'normal'.

When an older sibling starts school

When one child goes to ‘big school’ and leaves the other behind, it can cause deep upset. Here's how to make the transition easier.

Stray cat saves abandoned baby

They say dogs are man's best friend, but one cat has proven felines can be just as devoted to their human companions.

How strangers are helping a mum's wish come true after her death

A mum of five, Liz Marquez wanted to breastfeed her premmie son for a year. So when she passed away suddenly, her friends - and strangers - stepped in to help.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

Win with The Boxtrolls

To celebrate the release of The Boxtrolls on 3D Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet, we're giving you the chance to win a Boxtroll stationary package and DVD.

 

School Term 1

Get after-school care sorted

Wait lists too long at OSHC? Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.