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Allison Baden-Clay Murder: Is the Attorney-General planning to offer prosecution immunity?

Allison Baden-Clay

The apparent slowdown in the police investigation into the murder of Brookfield mother of three Allison Baden-Clay has triggered sensational suggestions the police may seek approval from the Queensland Attorney-General Hon Jarrod Bleijie to offer immunity from prosecution to a person facing charges over the murder, as an accessory before or after the fact.

Speculation has also been rife that several acquaintances of the murderer face charges as accessories to the murder.

Although the police reportedly have a prime suspect for the murder and apparently have little doubt whatsoever about that person's guilt, they are supposedly facing some serious evidentiary problems in proving their case beyond reasonable doubt before a judge and jury.

If the evidence of a reluctant accessory would overcome that evidentiary difficulty and ensure the guilty party is brought to justice, it would be a powerful inducement to a person in such predicament to give evidence against the murderer in exchange for an iron-clad deal to give them legal immunity from prosecution.

Normally, such immunities are rarely given early in a murder investigation.

But as this is such an unusual case which has captured the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders, any deal which the police consider necessary to put the actual murderer behind bars would be a totally appropriate way of ensuring that justice is finally done in this bizarre case.

If reports are true, the Indooroopilly Police Station quietly nestled between Moggill Road to the south and Vincent Street to the north will explode into a hive of activity when the murderer is brought in for questioning and is formally charged with the murder of Allison Baden-Clay.

Only then will the people of Brookfield breathe easy and her family will finally achieve the peace they deserve.

In the meantime, the CMC may already be using its "Star Chamber" coercive powers to make people talk.

The public is never told about this and those appearing before these secret CMC interrogations must answer the questions put to them - on pain of major fines and jail sentences.  If the police have conscripted the CMC to do this - in order to get admissions and confessions from anyone connected with the case - then we are likely to never know.