Queensland Court of Appeal Case: R v. Kina
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Queensland Court of Appeal Case: R v. Kina

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Who was the solicitor for the appellant in the case of R v Kina?

J.Jerrard Q.C.

What was the basis of the appeal in the case of R v Kina?

Fresh evidence of history of abuse by husband and threat to anally rape appellant's niece

Who referred the whole case to the Court of Appeal?

The Attorney-General

What was the outcome of the appeal in the case of R v Kina?

<p>The conviction was set aside and a new trial was ordered</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the role of M.Byrne in the case of R v Kina?

<p>Crown prosecutor</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many justices agreed on the order to be made in the case of R v Kina?

<p>All</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the sentence given to Robyn Bella Kina in the Supreme Court of Queensland?

<p>Imprisonment with hard labour for life</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the basis of the appellant's chance of acquittal at the trial?

<p>The possibility that the jury might not be satisfied with the prosecution evidence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the trial judge rule was insufficient to justify leaving for the consideration of the jury?

<p>Provocation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the outcome of the appeal in the Court of Criminal Appeal?

<p>The appeal was dismissed</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who presided over the appeal in the Court of Criminal Appeal?

<p>A combination of Kelly SPJ, Matthews and Macrossan JJ</p> Signup and view all the answers

When was the trial of Robyn Bella Kina held?

<p>5 September 1988</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the relationship between the appellant and the deceased?

<p>They were in a de facto relationship</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the evidence show about the deceased's behavior when drunk?

<p>He was occasionally aggressive towards the appellant</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the appellant say she would do to the deceased before stabbing him?

<p>I am going to stab you, you bastard</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the reason for the appeal according to the judgment?

<p>There was no evidentiary basis to conclude the existence of provocation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happened to the petition for a pardon delivered to the Governor on behalf of the appellant?

<p>It was referred to the Court of Appeal</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many grounds of appeal did the appellant give?

<p>3</p> Signup and view all the answers

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