Lynette Daley's death: Accused to face court
TWO men charged over the 2011 death of Maclean woman Lynette Daley will have their first day in court at Grafton tomorrow.
Adrian Attwater and Paul Maris were first charged with the manslaughter of Ms Daley in April, 2011, but the case has never been brought to court.
The pair admitted they were both with Ms Daley, when she died in the early hours of January 27 after a wild Australia Day of drinking and sex.
In April 2011 police charged the two men with manslaughter and other charge, but nearly a year later the DPP decided to drop the case.
In 2014 the NSW Coroner found one of the sex acts caused horrendous internal injuries and she bled to death on the beach. He recommended prosecuting the two men.
The DPP again decided against prosecuting the two men.
The repeated failure to bring the two men court caused the Daley family, which included her seven children, to despair of justice for Ms Daley.
Her mother, Thelma, and step-father Gordon Davis, had just about given up hope, until the ABC current affairs program Four Corners contacted them.
The program on May 9 re-ignited the case and brought both political and public pressure onto the NSW DPP, Lloyd Babb SC, to bring the men to court.
He appointed Philip Strickland SC and Belinda Baker to consider the evidence and give him their opinion.
Late in June NSW Police confirmed a 42 year-old man was served with a court attendance notice at his residence in Townsville on June 22 to face charges of manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.
Another man, aged 46 years, was charged with accessory after the fact to manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.
They are due to appear in Grafton Local Court tomorrow.