Listen to barrister Mark Tedeschi QC as he discusses one of the more notable episodes in his prosecutorial career – the prosecution of notorious murderer Bruce Burrell. As Crown Prosecutor, Tedeschi worked with a legal team and police to secure the conviction of Burrell for two vicious murders, committed for financial gain. The bodies of the victims have never been found.
In the podcast you will head Tedeschi talk about a range of issues including lessons for police in preparing thorough briefs of evidence, the strategies used to get the cases to court, changes to legislation that partly arose from the cases, and some of the decisions regarding what evidence was and wasn’t allowed to be presented at trial.
Tedeschi’s book – Missing, Presumed Dead – is a fascinating insight to the challenges facing police and prosecutors, and also touches on what was probably a third murder committed by Burrell.
Host: Jason Byrnes
Guest: Mark Tedeschi QC