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Neil Mitchell ‘can’t understand’ why legal aid is considering appeal for Sean Price

Neil Mitchell says he can’t understand why legal aid lawyers are considering a taxpayer-funded appeal for Sean Price.

Price is serving life in prison with a non-parole period of 38 years for the murder of Doncaster school girl Masa Vukotic in 2015.

He was also jailed for raping a woman in a bookstore while on the run after the horrific murder.

He’s set to appeal that rape conviction.

But Neil Mitchell said it shouldn’t be funded by the taxpayer.

‘To me, this is where it gets simple,’ the 3AW Mornings host said.

‘Price is in jail for 38 years for murder, that won’t change, despite an appeal on the rape charges.

‘So what’s the point in the appeal? Why should we fund it? We shouldn’t.

‘Legal aid must weigh cost against benefit, cost against need.

‘And surely there’s no benefit when the man is in jail for another 38 years.

‘No parole for 38 years. Leave him there, don’t waste money.

‘I can’t see why it’s being considered, but it is being considered.’

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