Scott Austic’s conviction for murder of Stacey Thorne sent for appeal by WA Attorney-General

Stacey ThorneWA’s Attorney-General has agreed to refer a decade-old conviction over the murder of a pregnant woman to the Court of Appeal, following concerns raised about some of the evidence in the case.

Scott Austic’s conviction over the 2007 murder of 35-year-old Stacey Thorne in Boddington, south-east of Perth, will be considered by the appeals court following a petition by the jailed man.

Austic was found guilty in 2009 and jailed for a minimum of 25 years.

Ms Thorne was 22 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, with Austic’s trial told he was the likely father of the baby.

via Scott Austic’s conviction for murder of Stacey Thorne sent for appeal by WA Attorney-General – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)