The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

The inside story of David Eastman's murder trial

By Alexandra Back
Updated May 18 2021 - 11:03pm, first published November 22 2018 - 2:56pm

On June 4, 2018, David Harold Eastman began a second chance at justice. The scene where the man formerly convicted of the cold-blooded killing of Canberra's most senior police officer would begin this once unthinkable scenario was an unceremonious back entrance at the rear of Yarralumlas Albert Hall, among the garbage bins. The former public servant was ushered inside by his lawyer while hundreds of potential jurors queued at the front.

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