There are three little girls in Brisbane tonight that were not tucked into bed by their beloved mother.
They will not feel her touch, hold her warm hand or have her softly stroke their hair.
She will not attend their Christmas performance at school this year.
She will not be present in a few weeks on Christmas day to hand them their gifts from under the tree.
These three little girls will never feel their mother’s love with her physical presence ever again. She is a beautiful memory to them now.
She is gone because she was killed by their own father in their home while they slept in April 2012.
Allison Baden-Clay was murdered by one of the people in her life that was supposed to love and protect her the most.
Every Australian knows this story. Every Queenslander feels a connection to it.
Today the Queensland Court of Appeal shockingly overturned Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction and downgraded it to manslaughter.
According to legal experts, this could mean his sentence is reduced to as little as four or five years, after already serving three and a half years.
Despite Gerard Baden-Clay going to extreme, disturbing lengths for years to lie about what he did, his lawyers finally admitted his involvement while appealing the murder conviction – and only in an attempt to reduce his jail time.
— Ten News Melbourne (@tennewsmelb) December 7, 2015