August 4 2014

– One of two men arrested over an alleged plot to murder two South Australian judges is in hospital and will face a bedside court hearing.

The 63-year-old man is accused of offering to pay a 44-year-old man to kill the judges, with both men also alleged to have plotted to destroy the judges’ homes and that of a senior police officer.

The men, from Murray Bridge, were arrested yesterday after what major crime detectives described as a two-month-long operation that was “complex, highly confidential and carried a high degree of risk”.

They have been charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit arson on a home thereby endangering life.

While the younger of the two appeared in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court today, police said the 63-year-was currently receiving treatment in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and would be subject to a private bedside court hearing.

Detective Inspector Greg Hutchins, of major crimes, said police had been concerned the attacks could be carried out this week.

“As the pair is now before the courts on very serious charges we are limited in what can be said about the process and nature of the investigation,” he said in a statement.

“However, I can say that at all times the safety of those being targeted, and that of their families, was our very highest priority.”

Investigators are trying to identify whether others may have helped with the alleged plot.

“There’s no doubt that this operation thwarted a plan that could have easily ended in multiple deaths and significant loss of property,” Det Insp Hutchins said.

Local ABC radio reported that the court has granted an interim suppression order to prevent publication of information regarding the identity of the alleged victims.

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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