Monday, 31 October 2016

Anger at Deaf murderers going free.

Image result for deaf murders in autraliaAuthorities need to draw a line in the sand and not let two deaf people who murdered a man return home simply because there's no suitable facilities to detain them, prosecutors say.

Jake Fairest, Georgia Fields and her former boyfriend, Warwick Toohey, were found unfit to stand trial over the 2015 murder of Robert Wright.  Toohey, 30, and 27-year-old Fairest are intellectually disabled while Fields, 20, suffers from atypical autism and has low intelligence.

The trio were instead subject to a special hearing before a jury which last week found they murdered Mr Wright - who was also deaf - by throwing him off a flat's balcony in Ringwood.  After the jury's decision Justice Jane Dixon declared the trio liable to supervision.

That means the court must make a supervision order that can be custodial or non-custodial

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