CORBY TRIAL

It’s not looking good for Schapelle Corby:

The chief judge in the Schapelle Corby case has said it is “true” Corby admitted a bag containing 4.1 kilograms of marijuana was hers, according to a court translator.

Judge Linton Sirait has begun his summing up to a courtroom packed with media, family and onlookers.

Corby, 27, is answering three charges. She faces the death penalty if convicted of importing a narcotic, a maximum of life imprisonment for transiting a drug, and a maximum of 10 years’ jail for possession.

Live updates here.

UPDATE. Corby’s sentence: 20 years.

UPDATE II. Age readers suggest a Bali boycott, among other reactions.

UPDATE III. At the News forum: “This case brings an interesting incident to mind. My girlfriend’s cousin from California was detained by customs at Sydney Airport on New Years’ Eve after finding cannabis in her luggage. After being detained for several hours she was let off with a warning and allowed to enter the country. Apparently the incident was not recorded against her passport. Interesting times …”

UPDATE IV. Courtroom scenes.

UPDATE V. This is weird: “Both the defence and prosecution teams in the Schapelle Corby case say they will appeal her 20-year sentence.”

UPDATE VI. “Schapelle Corby has been found guilty by a Bali court of importing a narcotic into Indonesia, sentenced to 20 years in jail and fined $13,875.”

UPDATE VII. “Schapelle Corby’s Indonesian lawyer said she did not understand why the judges in the case rejected all the evidence presented in her defence.”

UPDATE VIII. “None of the three judges presiding over Schapelle Corby’s trial has ever found a defendant innocent … ”

Posted by Tim B. on 05/26/2005 at 09:22 PM
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