The two lead lawyers on WA’s mammoth case have been working for 49 days and nights every day of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.
After 49 days, it seemed – as The West’s Emily Moulton pointed out in this episode – that they were getting tired.
As the day was drawing to a close, a new witness, from the MACRO Taskforce took the stand.
Just as soon as Senior Sergeant George Paton started his evidence, defence lawyer Paul Yovich objected, which led to a 20-minute legal argument between him and the lead prosecutor.
Eventually, Justice Hall said he would ‘lock them in a room together’ so they could sort it out, which they eventually did.
Outside of courtroom clashes, during UK witness Carole Evans’ cross examination, it was revealed hairs found on Ciara Glennon’s body were also sent to be tested in the UK – in fact, these samples were considered more important than the fingernails at the time.
It was found that the hairs from 10 people including Ciara were found, but after comparison with those hairs against some taken from Bradley Edwards after his arrest, none of them matched the accused Claremont Serial Killer.
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Emily Moulton as they discuss the late sitting of day 48, as well as day 49’s proceedings.
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