In 2010 Susan Neill-Fraser, a Tasmanian grandmother was jailed for 26 years for killing her partner. There were no witnesses, no weapon, no evidence, and Bob Chappell’s body has never been found. How was a jury convinced beyond reasonable doubt? The police focused on only one suspect – Sue Neill-Fraser. Her family must now fight to prove she is innocent. The more they investigate the more they uncover – mistakes, lies and misrepresentation.
Set in Hobart, this documentary follows one of the most intriguing and alarming legal cases in recent Australian history.
This is the trailer for an 81 minute documentary - about Tasmania’s first murder conviction for a circumstantial case ... filmed over 4 years.
The jury was unanimous and two appeals failed. Yet one of Australia’s biggest mysteries is unfolding – a bizarre case with twists and turns and strange co-incidences that don’t add up.
The night Bob went missing, a stranger called Sue late at night saying Bob’s daughter believed something terrible might happen to Bob on the yacht. Ruled a co-incidence.
A wrench invented as the murder weapon has no supporting evidence. Unidentified DNA found at the crime scene was matched to a homeless girl long after Sue was arrested. The girl lied about her whereabouts that night.
A man with a criminal record said Sue plotted to kill her brother, then Bob, many years ago. But he wanted leniency for charges he was facing. The family know his story is false.
Sue last saw Bob in the early afternoon, leaving the yacht in their white dinghy with blue stripes. A large grey dinghy, completely different to Sue’s, was seen at the crime scene later that afternoon, yet never investigated.
The jury were mistakenly told in closing that Sue cleaned up after the crime with latex gloves – but the glove exhibit had Bob’s son’s DNA on the inside.
Her family say it’s a wrongful conviction. They must prove their mother’s innocence ... and try to find out the truth about what happened to Bob.