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Derryn Hinch to Face Contempt Charge Over Jill Meagher

Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Derryn Hinch to Face Contempt Charge Over Jill Meagher

Derryn Hinch to Face Contempt Charge Over Jill MeagherMy old buddy and former talkback radio host Derryn Hinch is to be charged with contempt of court for a third time. Supreme Court justice Geoffrey Nettle has ordered that Mr Hinch be charged with contempt for the publication of an article on his blog – The Human Headline – over Jill Meagher’s killer Adrian Bayley.

The judge ruled the blog breached strict non-publication orders put in place last week, after Bayley pleaded guilty to the murder of Ms Meagher. Derryn Hinch used Twitter to announce that he would not appear in court. 41 year old Adrian Bayley has pleaded guilty to last Septembers rape and murder of 29 year old ABC staffer Jill Meagher in Melbourne, initially he had entered a plea of Not Guilty.

In 2011, Hinch was ordered to serve five months home detention for contempt. In 1985 he served 12 days in jail for the same offence.

“Justice Nettle orders I be charged with contempt of court over editorial on Jill Meagher case. Methinks I’ll be the media whipping boy.” Mr Hinch said via Twitter.

bayley had been due to stand trial on September 30 for the ABC employee’s murder before dramatically changing his plea. The father of four was remanded to appear on June 11. Justice Nettle had suppressed all details of Bailey’s last appearance, including his interview with police. The only exception the judge allowed was that media could report the mans guilty plea.

For a full rundown on Mr Hinch’s latest antics check: www.theage.com.au For a complete/local rundown of Ms Meagher’s tragic story checkwww.theage.com.au/jill_meagher

CORRECTION! 24 April 2013: My Old Buddy – Derryn Hinch was my boss, not my buddy, apologies.