Brutal sex attack case to be reviewed by DPP
THE Director of Public Prosecutions has announced a review into the decision not to prosecute anyone in the tragic death of Lynette Daley at Iluka in 2011.
The Casino woman bled to death after two men performed sex acts on her.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the DPP director Lloyd Babb SC acknowledged the distress of the family and the community over the incident.
"It is appropriate that I review the matter to determine whether the correct decision was made," he said.
"Given the importance of maintaining public confidence in the administration of justice, I have taken the unusual step of seeking advice from independent counsel, Philip Strickland SC and Belinda Baker.
"These two very experienced and highly regarded barristers from the private bar will review all the material and provide their advice to me.
"I will then proceed to make my decision and advise the public of the outcome."
The DPP's decision to review the case has been welcomed by Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis.
This followed a protest outside his office on Tuesday involving the deceased woman's supporters.
"This is a particularly brutal attack on an indigenous woman and if we are to have confidence in our judicial system then we must have justice for the most vulnerable in our community."