/ 14 June 2024

Down with Dawson

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Chris Dawson – who was found guilty of the historical murder of his wife Lynette Simms – has lost his appeal to overturn the conviction, leaving him behind bars… Dawson’s lawyers argued the guilty verdict handed down in August 2022 was unreasonable, but a panel of judges in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday found there was no reasonable doubt about the 75yo’s guilt. There’s been huge public interest in the case due to the much-listened-to podcast The Teacher’s Pet. Lynette was 33yo when she disappeared from the couple’s home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches in January 1982. Dawson – a former rugby league player/teacher – was accused of murdering her so he could pursue a relationship with a teenage student. Last year, he was also convicted of a historical charge of having carnal knowledge of a girl aged between 10-17yo – reports say he’ll also appeal that.

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