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Robert Farquharson's appeal denied

Posted by: Phil Johnson | 7 December, 2012 - 11:29 AM
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The father who murdered his three boys by deliberately driving his car into a dam has lost his appeal against conviction.

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Robert Farquharson's bid to overturn his conviction on three counts of murder.

Farquarson had been convicted by two Supreme Court juries over the deaths of his three sons who were killed on Fathers Day 2005 when Farquharson deliberately drove them into a dam to get back at his ex wife and then claimed he blacked out during a coughing fit.

The Court of Appeal found it was reasonably open to the jury on the whole of the evidence to be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt of Farquharson's guilt.

Farquharson wasn't in court today for the decision, but his ex-wife Cindy Gambino who is still suffering the effects of her loss burst into tears when she realised the result and said, "Thank God it's over."

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Brothers Jai , 9, Bailey, 2, and Tyler Farquharson, 7.

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  • This cretin is now going to become a serail pest>.

    Steve Monday 10 December, 2012 - 11:26 AM
  • He s clearly doing it to cause more heartache to the mother of his children and everyone involved

    Mary Friday 7 December, 2012 - 6:06 PM
  • Right decision for those 3 boys and family. But a well done to all those witnesses and everyone involved who went thru a very long stressful period, especially my brother Greg King. I certainly have a greater admiration to people who come forward as a witnessess.

    Anthony King Friday 7 December, 2012 - 3:16 PM
  • when will we learn to bring back the death penalty. come on australia put it to a referendum PLEASE..

    bushiepete Friday 7 December, 2012 - 3:04 PM
  • OMG, to look at the face of those beautiful boys and to think of the anguish of their mother to lose 3 babies like this is just shocking. This bastard should never get out of jail. He is the worst of the worst!

    Suffer Friday 7 December, 2012 - 1:38 PM
  • At last a good news story.To borrow from the vernacular:Right whack.

    jgl Melb Friday 7 December, 2012 - 11:55 AM

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