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Before arraignment, sentencing judge refused application by appellant that counts 9 & 10, based on identical facts, should not be permitted to stand together on basis of double jeopardy.Both counts alleged inflicting GBH, one count maliciously & with intent to do GBH. Proof of specific intent - partial defence of diminished responsibility - medical condition of depression - evidence of good character - role in criminal trial - relevance to defence of diminished responsibility - evidence not taken into account - error of law - miscarriage of justice - whether verdict supported by evidence - whether substitution for verdict of manslaughter on ground of diminished responsibility. SPYRIDIS, Nicholas - CCA, Conviction and sentence appeal. Sexual intercourse without consent; indecent assault. Crown withheld evidence of earlier complaint on misunderstanding of the law - what course to be taken - delay in complaint - need for Kilby direction in context of Crimes Act 1900 s.405B - need for balanced direction - 'why would complainant lie?RAWLINGS, John Albert - CCA, Conviction and sentence appeal.2 x indecent assault upon person under 16 (9y & 10y - same complainant); attempt carnal knowledge upon person under 16 (11y). Applicant aged 47 at outset of offences - excessive drinking - large family to support - alcoholic father - hardship to family. Complainant first complained 3 months after incidents alleged to have occurred but never been able to specify exactly when or where they took place.MT 9m, AT 3m.40 year delay before allegations to police - admissibility of complaint evidence - admissibility of evidence of other sexual misconduct - directions to jury thereon - Evidence Act 1995 ss.97, 101, 108, 137. HUTTON, Keith Robert - CCA, 3.4.98Sentence appeal.8 x BE&S; 8 x obtain benefit by deception; 60 similar offences on a Form 1. During committal applications 2 applications made on behalf of defence for complainant to give evidence at committal.The Court was advised on the day following the hearing & it was directed that application for leave to reopen be listed before the CCA in the ordinary course. Joint enterprise - applicant's sister charged with 2nd & 3rd counts.In the meantime, the CCA has heard extensive argument about the same issue in another matter & reserved its judgement. The 1st count related to a transaction which formed part of the larger enterprise in which both sisters were involved which police observed when conducting surveillance. Applicant involved in enterprise for more than 7 months.Both were arrested, the man found to be in possession of 22 foils of powder comprising 61% heroin & 39% glucose (total weight 1.05 grams).
During the previous CCA hearing the Court was given misinformation concerning application of District Court Rule Pt.29 r.1. Count 3: knowingly take part in supply of heroin - concurrent FT 3y.Realising what he had done, he dropped his daughter off at his brother's home & surrendered to the police, making full admissions. Police surveillance operation - monitored conversations between respondent & de facto as to ongoing supply of heroin.