Convicted Killer Chases Horse After It Has Bolted

Ahh, lawyers. Most people have an opinion on them.

Having worked in a couple of different law firms throughout my IT career, I can say hand on heart that almost all of the lawyers I have known are genuinely decent, respectful, professional people.

But there’s been a handful who perpetuate the notion of the stereotypical lawyer.

Most fastidiously research their case load to give themselves the best possible chance of a satisfactory result in the courtroom.

Apparently not these ones.

“”The convicted murderer claims key scenes that relate to the Mersina Halvagis murder case would be a contempt of court if his taxpayer-funded second appeal against the conviction is successful and a retrial is ordered.””

“”The broadcasting of relevant episodes … would constitute a contempt of court,” documents lodged with the Supreme Court claim.”

“”It would be necessary for a Prohibition Order to ensure a fair trial for the accused in relation to this charge.””

The series in question, Killing Time, was actually produced a couple of years ago, and was shown in its entirety on the Foxtel platform between November 2011 and January 2012.

Yet they want they feel the “broadcasting of relevant episodes would constitute a contempt of court.”

Guess what folks? Horse has bolted. It’s already out there. It’s even available on DVD.

Given this case is based in Victoria, lets look at how many people in Melbourne watched the show.

According to the ratings figures only 196,000 people watched the first episode in Melbourne.

More people watched the Big Brother Eviction show.

So, the series has already been shown in full in Victoria on Foxtel, and relatively speaking, nobody in Melbourne watched the show on Channel Seven. It already has been broadcast.

And you can buy it on DVD.

Too late.

Pointless action, or attempt to get publicity?

Probably both.