Full Court Minute Books

Case S83/2016

Sio v. The Queen

Case No.

S83/2016 and S241/2015

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

31/03/2015 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Leeming JA, Johnson J, Schmidt J)

[2015] NSWCCA 42


Criminal law – conviction appeal – armed robbery – joint criminal enterprise – unreasonable verdict – where appellant was acquitted of constructive murder based on the appellant’s participation in a joint criminal enterprise to commit armed robbery – where appellant was convicted of armed robbery with wounding – whether appellant’s conviction on alternative count is inconsistent with acquittal on principle count.

Criminal law – evidence – hearsay rule – accomplice – made admission against interest in police interview – accomplice not available - whether the trial judge was required to take into account the “demonstrable unreliability” of individual representations to determine whether interview was “made in circumstance that made it likely the representation was reliable”.

Short Particulars


11/03/2016 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

23/03/2016 Notice of appeal

12/04/2016 Written submissions (Appellant/Applicant)

12/04/2016 Chronology (Appellant/Applicant)

03/05/2016 Amended written submissions (Appellant/Applicant)

06/05/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

20/05/2016 Reply

15/06/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

24/08/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)