Tassie Technical glitch puts Murder Appeal on Hold

Neill-Fraser back in court today

Tassie Technical glitch puts Murder Appeal on Hold
A hearing in the appeal of Susan Neill Fraser suffered a technical glitch with problems connecting to the defendant's lawyers in Western Australia.

Dozens of supporters turned up to the Supreme Court in Hobart yesterday but had to go home after a video link to the court could not be established.

This hearing will now take place at 11.30 this morning

This case has been described as one of Tasmania’s most perplexing murder cases.

It all began with a pre-dawn call to police about a yacht sitting low in the water off Sandy Bay and ended with the wife of the boat’s co-owner, 65-year-old Bob Chappell, being charged and subsequently found guilty of murder.

What was most intriguing about this case was there was no body, no murder weapon and no direct evidence that Neill-Fraser murdered Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009.

There was however, an abundance of circumstantial evidence which was used to prove she killed her partner of 18 years by attacking him on their yacht, winching his body on to a tender and dumping the body at sea.

It’s said Neill-Fraser told a “wall of lies” following Mr Chappell’s disappearance enough so that a jury was able to convict with that outcome now the subject of appeal.