Police photographs of marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's skin used as evidence in court. Photo: Contributed
Police photographs of marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's skin used as evidence in court. Photo: Contributed Contributed

OPINION: Allison's mark convicted her killer husband

I AM joining hundreds of editorial writers around the country today in voicing an opinion on the Gerard Baden-Clay decision by the High Court.

When this case first broke and Baden-Clay was charged with murder I was like many and wondered if he was being wrongly accused.

Our court reporter pointed me to the police photo (above), taken after Allison's disappearance, that clearly showed the scratch marks on his face. I knew immediately he was guilty.

His feeble defence that these marks were caused by a blunt razor was just one of the many lies he told trying to escape jail.

It would now be reasonable to assume that Allison's last act was to leave the tell-tale signs of a murder on the face of her husband.

Without those marks on his face and with no evidence presented to say how she died it is doubtful the prosecution would have got their man.

Thankfully justice has prevailed and an arrogant Gerard Baden-Clay will be locked away for many years to come.



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