Evidence utilized against Christopher Michael Dawson successful his execution proceedings had been tailored by his spurned teenage person to further implicate him arsenic a fishy successful the disappearance of his archetypal wife, a tribunal has been told.
Continuing her closing submissions connected Thursday, Dawson’s barrister, Pauline David, drew attraction to grounds fixed by JC, who her lawsuit had an matter with portion joined to Lynette Dawson.
Lynette Dawson disappeared from her location successful Bayview, Sydney successful January 1982. Her hubby was charged with her execution successful 2018, accused of sidesplitting her and disposing of her assemblage due to the fact that she was an obstacle to his narration with JC.
He has pleaded not blameworthy to the complaint and denies immoderate engagement successful Lynette Dawson’s disappearance.
David said details successful JC’s evidence, specified arsenic erstwhile Dawson had driven to South West Rocks connected the NSW mid-north seashore to prime her up aft Lynette Dawson disappeared successful January 1982, had shifted implicit clip to marque it look similar the erstwhile precocious schoolhouse teacher was blameworthy of murder.
“We accidental that [JC] has implicit clip tailored her grounds to progressively implicate … oregon to suggest that Christopher Dawson was a hopeless antheral who pursued her and came racing up [to South West Rocks] to get her,” David told the NSW ultimate court.
JC was besides accused of crafting grounds that Dawson had demanded she telephone him each time from wherever she was staying astatine South West Rocks.
There is simply a quality astir erstwhile Dawson had driven up to cod JC, with his ineligible squad arguing it occurred aboriginal successful January 1982 without the urgency that crown prosecutors allege.
David suggested that the erstwhile Newtown Jets rugby league subordinate had taken a much measured approach, waiting until Lynette Dawson had rung him for the past clip and dropping his daughters disconnected with his household earlier proceeding to prime up JC from her holiday.
Dawson, who is present 73, was an honorable antheral who had fixed truthful answers and cooperated with constabulary regarding his wife’s disappearance, David said.
In a recorded constabulary interrogation conducted successful 1991, Dawson was good mannered, polite and definite astir his grounds but besides consenting to judge that his representation whitethorn person diminished successful remembering events from 9 years prior, the tribunal heard.
The lone prevarication Dawson had made was his omission of JC successful a study fixed to constabulary successful August 1982. In that report, the lone marital problems helium referred to successful precocious 1981 related to wealth and finances.
“The crushed helium did not see [JC] was that it was thing that helium was not arrogant of,” David said.
JC moved into the Bayview location successful January 1982 with Dawson aboriginal claiming the brace started a de facto narration successful April that year. They joined successful 1984 and separated successful 1990.
There was plentifulness of grounds to corroborate and enactment Dawson’s versions of events, including that helium had received a telephone telephone from his woman astatine the Northbridge Baths successful January 1982 saying she had near location and needed clip to deliberation things over, David said.
There was nary grounds to enactment the prosecutor’s contentions that Dawson had engaged successful a cunning program by inviting household person Phillip Day and Lynette Dawson’s mother, Helena Simms, to the baths to screen up his engagement successful immoderate murder, the barrister added.
A telephone telephone from Dawson successful September 1982 successful which helium accused his in-laws of secretly taking his daughters to spot Lynette Dawson showed a antheral who thought his woman was inactive alive, David said.
The proceedings continues.