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After Leanne's beaten body was found in bushland at Ipswich, Queensland in 1991, her sister's boyfriend, Graham Stafford, was convicted and jailed. However he was set free in 2009 and his conviction quashed on appeal. A retrial was ordered but one did not go ahead. So, who killed Leanne Holland? Over several episodes we will closely examine the history, myths, untruths, and stories surrounding the characters at the very heart of this case. For the first time, a new perspective of this brutal murder and its aftermath will be revealed.

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  • Kate Slack

    8 months, 26 days ago

    Gotcha journalism is a blight on journalistic integrity and whenever employed, without fail, undermines the story sought to be conveyed. This pod is a rinse and wash reproduction of an unimaginative and underhanded television special on Graham Stafford, the man whose conviction for the murder of Leanne Holland was quashed by the Queensland Court of Appeal after he had served his sentence. The first seven episodes in this ten part series are captivating and maintain the focus on Holland, the 12 year old who was brutally murdered west of Brisbane, Australia. But when the series turns to pressing Stafford to participate in a lie-detector test, the pod loses all credibility. So prejudicial does the podcast become that even part of a telephone call that Stafford made to his barrister, the purpose of which was to obtain legal advice regarding his participation in the proposed lie-detector, is even broadcast. I recommend that those interested in an accurate account of Staffod’s wrongful conviction read the judgment of the Queensland Court of Appeal in R v Stafford [2009] QCA 407 (particularly the judgment of Holmes J (as she then was)). Here is the link: http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/qld/QCA/2009/407.html?context=1;query=Stafford;mask_path=au/cases/qld/QCA

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  • Tash Kiely

    9 months, 13 days ago

    Good, but it's no Serial

    The host did a great job painting the picture of a very sad story of a little girl's murder in Brisbane. Reasonably compelling, but not quite in the mould of Serial and other genre leaders.

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