Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s Story by Robin Bowles

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Fascinating insight into a true crime story.

This is an account of the trial of Sue Neill-Fraser, her sentencing, and the appeal process. She was convicted of the murder of her partner Bob who disappeared from his yacht moored in the Derwent River, Tasmania on 26 January 2009. He has never been found, and Sue has maintained her innocence of any wrong-doing related to his disappearance.

“Convicts and the convict taint and to a certain extent, the ‘them and us’ of Tasmania’s historic community has continued to the present.”

“The reality is, very few people face a jury of their peers. When you go into a court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who aren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.”

“There is no body. No cause of death. No murder weapon. No witnesses. No motive. No confession. NO EVIDENCE.”

~Quotes from Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s Story by Robin Bowles.

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