HODSON DAUGHTERS’ INQUEST CHANCE

Saturday August 17 2013

– The daughters of Melbourne gangland execution victims Terence and Christine Hodson will now get their chance in open court to tell the state coroner why an inquest should be held into their parents’ media.
After fearing an inquest would not be held, state coroner Judge Ian Gray has told the sisters he will hold a mention hearing next month for them to make submissions on a number of possible issues.
These are expected to include any proposed witnesses, the court’s ability to “compel” a witness to give evidence, and the concern an investigation not compromise any criminal prosecution.
The women’s lawyer Alex Lewenberg was recently told that Mr Gray would invite his clients and any party to make submissions about whether an inquest should be held.
The couple were shot in their Kew home on May 16th, 2004, after Mr Hodson turned police informer to implicate serving Drug Squad detectives in serious drug offences.
Those charges against former Detective Paul Dale were withdrawn after the killings.
Mr Dale was later charged with the murder of Mr Hodson, while Rodney Collins was charged with both, but these were withdrawn after Carl Williams – who had implicated both men – was murdered.
Mr Dale has denied all charges and allegations. Collins is serving a life sentence for another double murder.
Mr Lewenberg said on Friday his clients – Mandy Hodson and Nicola Komiazyk – were “most anxious” to hear an explanation from police why their parents allegedly were not afforded the protection other witnesses such as Mr Hodson had not been provided – Steve Butcher

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About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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