June 15, 2016

DPP v BHG Bail Granted Strict Conditions

Key Words: Murder, Section 18 Crimes Act 1900 – self-defence, Section 418 Crimes Act 1900 – civilian arrest – bail granted

Facts:

BHG was charged with murder, following an altercation with an armed intruder.

Outcome:

Bail was applied for in the Local Court, and granted on the basis that BHG had an arguable case at trial; that there were issues as to the cause of death; and that there were defences open to BHG. The delay in the matter coming to trial was also a relevant factor, as was BHG’s lack of criminal antecedents. Bail was granted on strict conditions.