Difficulties of a Fair Trial for Chris Dawson
Following Chris Dawson’s arrest on Wednesday over the 1982 disappearance of his then-wife Lynette, his legal team has been maintaining his innocence, and has been raising concerns that the intense public scrutiny over the case risks an unfair trial. Especially with the podcast Teacher’s Pet from The Australian, public opinion is that Dawson is absolutely guilty, even though a body was never found. How can the courts ensure Dawson gets a fair trial? Why is it important that he gets one? Tess spoke with Associate Lecturer Dr. Andrew Burke from Macquarie University about the case to find out more.