Simone Fraser murder: Wrong Peter Brown in Melbourne court
November 29, 2018 4:06 pm
The wrong man was brought to court for sentencing in a high-profile murder case in Australia, after a mix-up with a man with the same name.
Peter Brown 57, convicted of murdering Simone Fraser, was due to appear in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne.
But another Peter Brown was initially brought before the judge, Justice John Champion, who was not impressed.
The correct Peter Brown was eventually produced after a delay and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The judge expressed frustration and criticised representatives of the prisons service, requesting an explanation for the mix-up.
“What particularly unimpresses me is I don’t detect anyone here from Corrections,” Justice Champion said.
“They haven’t had the courtesy to appear before the court, knowing the mistake had been made.”