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 Post subject: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 08:13am
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Hi all,

It has been a while (work has been destroying me, long story). Anyway I have an update on Chris. As you have seen thanks to Vympel Chris' appeal has been completed. Tomorrow morning we find out the results. With luck it will be an acquital. Chris and Mrs Szitovszky are both understandably very tense.

The most likely options are retrial or acquital. If it is acquital chris goes free immediately with no record, obviously the best choice. If it is a retrial they will need to apply for bail, in which case Chris will probably have to wait a week or so, also this continues the whole process and costs. Obviously we all hope for an acquital.

I will be going to show my support and will report the results tomorrow. Hopefully if the system actually works this time and maybe Chris will be able to give the news himself.

Mrs Szitovsky thanks you all for your continued support.
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 Post subject: Re: Stofsk/Chris Appeal Judgement update PostPosted: 2009-03-19 08:57am
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Where/when is the appeal judgement being heard? I've got the day off tomorrow and with any luck (and if the electrician and other assorted repair folk show on time) I may be able to get there.



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 Post subject: Re: Stofsk/Chris Appeal Judgement update PostPosted: 2009-03-19 09:12am
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weemadando wrote:
Where/when is the appeal judgement being heard? I've got the day off tomorrow and with any luck (and if the electrician and other assorted repair folk show on time) I may be able to get there.


It isbeing held at 9:15am in the supreme court. If you can make it pm me and i'll give you the details.

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 Post subject: Re: Stofsk/Chris Appeal Judgement update PostPosted: 2009-03-19 04:43pm
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Sadly no chance then. I may have been able to make an afternoon hearing. Wish him and his family the best from me though.



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 Post subject: Re: Stofsk/Chris Appeal Judgement update PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:32pm
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Excellent news. Chris acquited he will be free today! I will update more details later when i get to a computer

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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:34pm
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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:38pm
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That's phenomenal! What a great bit of news. Well done, Chris and family!



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So now is there any possibility of a civil suit for wrongful imprisonment? I know that would be the next step here in America, but I don't know how things are in the land of Oz.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:45pm
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I apologize in advance for my utter and supreme ignorance on the subject, but who is Chris and what the hell happened?



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:48pm
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Ryan Thunder wrote:
I apologize in advance for my utter and supreme ignorance on the subject, but who is Chris and what the hell happened?


Not an expert, but something like:

Some years ago- 2, 2.5? Chris, being someone on SDN, was rather surprisingly arrested for the murder of his father with an axe. He was quickly put in jail and charged with the murder and so forth, given a guilty sentence and a few articles in the paper about the horrible axe-murdering internet using violent video game kid killing his dad or some such drivel.

The only problem was he didn't do it, so here we are today after some appeals on legal grounds basically stating 'this trial was a sham' so great that the appeals prosecution said 'your honour i agree with the defense this trial shouldn't have ever happened'.

Thus here we are today.

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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:50pm
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Excellent! We've been waiting rather a long time for this day.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:52pm
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I'm at a loss to explain how happy this makes me. This is really first rate news.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 06:53pm
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Excellent. Congratulations!

Ryan Thunder wrote:
I apologize in advance for my utter and supreme ignorance on the subject, but who is Chris and what the hell happened?


Just read this thread. It's got most of the info.



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Oh. Wow. That's... terrible. :(

I'm glad to hear they aquitted him, at least.



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This acquittal is long overdue, but I'm going to do a victory lap just the same.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:03pm
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thats awesome. Hope he drops in after the inevitable ZOMG THAT PIZZA WAS AWESOME AND I AM VERY DRUNK BECAUSE I CAN WOO HOO! Party! :)



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:06pm
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Outstanding!



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:17pm
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YES! I'll be cross posting this at Librium Arcana, where Chris has friends and supporters.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:18pm
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HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear more about it, I hope the judge had some suitably scathing condemnation for the way in which he was railroaded, and that his father's true killer will be found.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:21pm
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Ok more details now as I'm at a computer with a keyboard. The judgement lasted all of two minutes, the judges came in (with all the usual ceremonial bits) and read the judgement. The appeal was granted, the conviction quashed. Chris' Mum is now organising how to go pick him up (it is a two hour drive to the prison). The decision was unanimous (that means all three judges agreed). All this means he is a free man.

The question of compensation is complicated and will probably be talked over with lawyers, right now the focus is getting Chris home.

Chris' mum says thanks to everyone for all their support. Everyone here is ecstatic with the news.

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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:27pm
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Please ask him to post something on here. We need to get him something, a hooker, movies, I dunno, but something. Tell him he gets 1 wish, and SDN will try to grant it.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:39pm
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Buy that man some pizza, some beer, a cigar and a whore!

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Edit: I don't want to party-poop at a time like this, but the support phase is not over. After what he's been through, he may have something akin to PTSD and may require some time and patience re-adjusting to normal life...



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Excellent. Whoever speaks to him next, please pass along my well-wishes. I can't be online to greet him when he gets back to his computer due to my computer trouble, but I wish him all the best.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:46pm
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Guilty or not, he is a cool guy to discuss things with and was a solid contributor here, so I'm glad he got out of any further punishment. I'll buy him a bottle if he ever makes it out my way, or I out his.



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 Post subject: Re: STOFSK/CHRIS ACQUITED!!! PostPosted: 2009-03-19 07:50pm
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AWESOME news. However, even in this moment of joy I feel real sadness and anger for what happened to Chris, because this was a disgraceful miscarriage of justice.

I look forward to Chris posting here once more: a free and innocent man.



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