Cases B33/2016

The Queen v. Baden-Clay

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

8/12/2015 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Holmes CJ, Fraser JA, Gotterson JA)

[2015] QCA 265


Criminal law – Where the respondent was convicted at trial of murdering his wife – Where the Court of Appeal set aside verdict of murder and substituted a verdict of manslaughter – Whether Court of Appeal decision is inconsistent with R v Ciantar (2006) 16 VR 26 – Whether the evidence raised an inference that the respondent killed his wife with intent to do her grievous bodily harm or to kill her – Whether evidence was capable of establishing motive relevant to the intention to kill.

Short Particulars


12/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

24/05/2016 Notice of appeal

10/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

10/06/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

27/06/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

08/07/2016 Reply

26/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Brisbane)

31/08/2016 Judgment (Judgment Summary)