Someone in Acting CM Lambley’s position should be well aware that it is erroneous and possibly prejudicial to cry ‘murder’ when there has been no such conviction by a court. Murder is a very specific offence, and it does the NT Government no credit to have Ms Lambley respond in hysterical ignorance.
Superintendent Jones told Cavanagh that she had: "... raised watch house staffing concerns with several senior officials but was ignored ... she was distressed about the watch-house being manned by only junior, inexperienced staff and by the constant rotation of staff through the facility. Superintendent Jones told the inquiry her recommendations to change staffing conditions had been met with reactions ranging from "dumb insolence" to outright refusal."
In evidence given to the Committal proceeding in the Alice Springs Magistrate's Court in December 2009, one of the campers told the Court that the "words exchanged" included "You black cunts - fuck off out of this Todd River" and "Get out of the Todd River, you motherfuckers".
“There was not one part of [Hardy’s] body that was not bitten” and “...not an ounce of flesh from his knee to his hip on one leg...the deceased had lost part of his scrotum."