A fourth inquest into the 1980 disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain has wrapped up today with findings yet to be delivered. Rex Wild QC, who is assisting coroner Elizabeth Morris, said he thought the weight of evidence showed a dingo was responsible for the death. Both Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were at the court. As news.com.au reported:
“The court heard from Anne Lade, a former police officer who was hired by the court to investigate the case.
Ms Lade said there had been many attacks by dingoes, which had caused injuries and three deaths.
Counsel for Azaria’s parents, Stuart Tipple, asked whether the figure of 239 attacks was correct.
“I am prepared to accept that,” Ms Lade said.
Mr Wild described various dingo attacks to the court.
“Although it (a dingo killing a child) may have been regarded as unlikely in 1980 or 1986/87 or 1995 it shouldn’t be by 2011/12,” he said.”
Gabe Watson has been acquitted of the murder of his wife Tina in an Alabama court. The couple were on honeymoon in Australia in 2003 when they took a dive tour off the Queensland coast. No one knows quite what happened but Tina’s air supply ran out and she sank to the ocean floor. This despite the fact her oxygen supply appeared functional. Photos showed her sinking away. Gabe Watson left her to, as he says, go and find help. A US judge said prosecutors did not present enough evidence to take the case through to a jury. Mr Watson had already served 18 months for manslaughter in Australia. As News.com.au reported:
Gabe Watson’s father, David, hugged his son in the courtroom after the judge made his ruling.
He said every court that had looked at the case determined Gabe did not intentionally kill his wife.
“I’m just so relieved. Hopefully he can put his life back together,” David Watson said.
“I hope everyone can begin to heal. The rest of his life will determine his legacy. Gabe is a good kid.”
The Hollywood star has a new movie out and … a Hollywood Star, on the Walk of Fame. Aniston’s boyfriend Justin Theroux and her father, John Aniston, watched on as the plaque was unveiled next to those of other entertainment legends, Us Magazine reported. So now’s as good a time as any to refresh in our mind’s a little bit of Jen. Aniston said of the Star: “I was born here and it’s sort of something you went and saw as a kid and got excited about just walking and seeing the names. To imagine that you’re going to be there is really special. It’s fun.”
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And here she is with co-star Paul Rudd:
The Harry Potter author has signed a deal with publishers to write a new book that has nothing to do with the Potter series.
“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world,” Ms Rowling said in a statement released by publisher Little, Brown. “The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”