On 3 April 2020, Christopher Dawson was arraigned on an indictment dated 30 March 2020 charging him with the murder of his then wife, Lynette Dawson, at Bayview in the State of New South Wales on or about 8 January 1982. On his arraignment he entered a plea of not guilty.
By a notice of motion dated 7 April 2020, Mr Dawson (the applicant) applies for an order that the indictment be permanently stayed on the following grounds:
The evidence adduced on the application was voluminous. A supporting affidavit sworn by Mr Walsh, solicitor for the applicant, annexed five lever arch folders of material. The affidavit was read without objection. The material annexed to Mr Walsh’s affidavit included the brief of evidence served on the applicant following his extradition from Queensland under warrant on 6 December 2018. It also included the Crown case statement dated 23 April 2020 which was filed in this Court in accordance with the Crown’s obligations under s 142 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW)… continue to the judgment below…
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