A preventable death

The SST has a further story on the of An An Liu by Nai Yin Xue. Their reporting has unearthed that the murder was predicted and preventable:

Police told a family violence court they feared martial expert Nai Yin Xue would track down and kill his wife if he was released on bail, a year before he did just that.

And Judge Phil Recordon noted that An An Liu had told support people she was worried Xue would “find her and hurt her if given bail and… leave the country”.

And he did.

Judge Johnson has defended Recordon and the family violence courts, writing to the Star-Times “we have good reason to believe that an overuse of imprisonment will stop families seeking the help of the police and the authorities”.

And an under-use of imprisonment leads to preventable homicides.

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