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Attorney-General keeps prosecution indemnity deal alive

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has not ruled out offering an indemnity against prosecution for any person involved as an accessory in the murder of Allison Baden-Clay in exchange for evidence against the killer of the Brookfield mother of three.

In today's Courier-Mail, Mr Bleijie said: "If the police put in a request, I have the power to grant immunity to someone if they believe they can get someone by evidence that's going to incriminate someone else, but I haven't had that approach as far as I know," he said.

This is a timely and welcome announcement by the Attorney-General in the almost two month police investigation.

Any indemnity would be subject to the approval of Mr Bleijie.

Such indemnities are rare early in a police investigation and are granted when all other lines of investigation are exhausted.

What was expected to be a quick wrap-up of the case has turned into a painstaking examination of all of the key evidence by detectives at Indooroopilly Police Station.

But as they say in Canada: "The Mounties always get their man".


12.06.12