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Retrial of David Eastman cost about $6.5 million

Retrial of David Eastman cost about $6.5 million

The retrial of David Harold Eastman for the assassination of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester has cost about $6.5 million, new figures show.

  • by Michael Inman

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Eastman compensation case clear to proceed
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Eastman compensation case clear to proceed

Now the trial is over, David Harold Eastman's bid to sue the ACT government for wrongful imprisonment is back on.

  • by Michael Inman
'Justice has been done': Eastman not guilty of Winchester murder
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'Justice has been done': Eastman not guilty of Winchester murder

David Eastman spent 19 years in jail for the murder of the most senior officer in the ACT. On Thursday, a jury found him not guilty after a six-month retrial.

  • by Alexandra Back & Michael Inman
Eastman jury tell judge of stalemate, told to keep deliberating
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Eastman jury tell judge of stalemate, told to keep deliberating

The jury deciding the verdict for murder in the marathon trial of David Harold Eastman said they have been unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

  • by Alexandra Back & Michael Inman
David Eastman jury retires to consider murder verdict
Canberra

David Eastman jury retires to consider murder verdict

An ACT Supreme Court jury has retired to consider its verdict in the murder trial of David Harold Eastman.

  • by Alexandra Back
Mafia had 'sufficiently strong motive' to kill Winchester: court told
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Mafia had 'sufficiently strong motive' to kill Winchester: court told

Mafia drug growers arrested in a police sting had lost a lot of money and faced time behind bars, a court has heard.

  • by Michael Inman
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'Real problems' with dates and identification: David Eastman's defence
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'Real problems' with dates and identification: David Eastman's defence

The first port of call upon buying a defective product would be to return it to the seller, David Eastman's defence team says.

  • by Michael Inman
Gun seller not loyal to David Eastman: defence
Canberra

Gun seller not loyal to David Eastman: defence

If a man who allegedly sold the rifle used to kill Colin Winchester had been loyal or fearful of the killer, why did he search for and deliver spent cartridges cases to the police?

  • by Michael Inman
David Eastman optimistic about the future: defence
Courts

David Eastman optimistic about the future: defence

David Harold Eastman had been optimistic about his future in the days before Colin Winchester’s murder, the defence says.

  • by Michael Inman
'There is a gap in the evidence': Eastman's defence
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'There is a gap in the evidence': Eastman's defence

Forensic police struggled to take control of the scene of Colin Winchester’s murder, eventually locking down the area two-and-a-half hours after the shooting, a court has heard.

  • by Michael Inman
Too many unknowns in Crown case, Eastman defence says
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Too many unknowns in Crown case, Eastman defence says

Lawyers for David Eastman told a jury Thursday there are gaps in the Crown case that cannot be filled.

  • by Alexandra Back