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Mandatory murder, Steven Schubert

Label
Mandatory murder
Title
Mandatory murder
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Steven Schubert
Title variation
Mandatory murder
Title variation remainder
a true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"At first it looked like a swag," said the grader driver who found the body just off the road outside the outback town of Katherine. Police identify the dead man as Ray Nicefero, who'd recently appeared in court for aggravated assault and breaching a domestic violence order. Three days later, the constabulary rounds up three young local suspects: Christopher Malyschko, 24, Darren 'Spider' Halfpenny, 22, and 19-year-old Zak Grieve, who happens to be Indigenous. A month later, Bronwyn Buttery, Ray's former partner and Christopher's mother, is arrested. But when the accused face court in the rough justice system of the Northern Territory, it soon becomes apparent there are few certain, provable facts to be had. The outcome of the case is no less murky, thanks to the NT's mandatory sentencing laws, which, the judge says himself, "brings about injustice". What is indisputable is that the only man that the judge believed to have not been at the scene of the crime receives the longest sentence. "Mandatory Murder" is the compelling true story of a murder in an outback town in 21st century Australia and the extraordinary aftermath. The book raises important questions, including how a man who didn't attend a murder can go to jail for 20 years
Summary
A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town. Police identify the dead man as Ray Nicefero, who'd recently appeared in court for aggravated assault and breaching a domestic violence order. Three days later, the constabulary rounds up three young local suspects: Christopher Malyschko, 24, Darren 'Spider' Halfpenny, 22, and 19-year-old Zak Grieve, who happens to be Indigenous. A month later, Bronwyn Buttery, Ray's former partner and Christopher's mother, is arrested. Eventually Darren Halfpenny agrees to testify against his co-accused. But when the accused face court in the rough justice system of the Northern Territory, it soon becomes apparent there are few certain, provable facts to be had. The outcome of the case is no less murky, thanks to the NT's mandatory sentencing laws, which, the judge says himself, 'brings about injustice'. What is indisputable is that the only man that the judge believed to have not been at the scene of the crime receives the longest sentence.
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10779989
Cataloging source
SALS
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Schubert, Steven
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nicefero, Ray
  • Grieve, Zak
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Mandatory sentences
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Justice
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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a true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town
Label
Mandatory murder, Steven Schubert
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"A true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town" -- Cover
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064860079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733339394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083323781
Label
Mandatory murder, Steven Schubert
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064860079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733339394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083323781

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