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Graham Stafford asks questions
A man convicted but later cleared of murdering Queensland schoolgirl Leanne Holland says he has not been contacted since police finished reviewing the case.
Graham Stafford served nearly 15 years behind bars for the 1991 murder of 12-year-old Leanne, whose battered body was found in bushland near her family's Goodna home, west of Brisbane.
His conviction was later quashed, prompting a review that took police two years to complete.
Mr Stafford, an ex-boyfriend of Leanne's older sister, says he hasn't heard from the Director of Public Prosecutions since the review wrapped up.
"Whether that's a good sign I don't know," he told the ABC on Monday.
He said he was hoping for closure for his and Leanne's families.
"It'd be great for both families to be able to move on and just live out their lives knowing that there was nothing more to be achieved," he said.
The review included forensic tests at the Holland family's home and involved police who were not part of the original investigation.
In 2009, the Court of Appeal set aside Mr Stafford's conviction because of a procedural matter. However it said a jury could reasonably convict him and ordered a retrial.
But in 2010, then Director of Public Prosecutions Tony Moynihan SC decided against pursuing it.
He cited reasons including that Mr Stafford had served his sentence and been deemed fit for release back into the community, and that almost 20 years had passed since the offence, which had adversely affected the state of evidence.
The family of the murdered girl would know.
They would have read his body language and tone.they believe he is guilty and have always done so . This and the evidence against him -lies told to police - her blood in the car - strange route when going to work the next 2 days etc
Don't overcomplicate it !John Harris Monday 24 December, 2012 - 9:19 PM
Graham, no news is good news. Nothing to stop you calling the DPP, if you want but I'd suggest leaving sleeping dogs lie.James W Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 4:33 PM
This is an absolute disgrace....you cannot have police investigate into serious matters against their own!!!! Why haven't the CMC used their wonderful powers and held hearings into the police handling of this case....oh that's right because police work at the CMC also....we need an honest inquiry into this matter now before poor Graham suffers injustice yet again!!!Debbie Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 2:21 PM
i heard grahams story on 4bc today and then read the about it on Australian story. this whole case and the way it was bought about has to have an inquiry into it. the police need to reopen this case esp in light of the evidence that has been put forward by graham Crowley. it has similarities to the Chamberlain case where they supposedly found blood in the boot of their car and then made up a story to frame her. the police don't want to reopen this case as it will show that they have either been very careless and possibly negligent in their approach and may put some high profile people in a bad light.steven waters Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 10:50 AM
I believe that Graham did`nt kill Leanne. It is so frustrating that the police are taking so long to do anything further with the case.I hope they do do something that will defininately clear Graham. Leo - DrewvaleLeo Monday 3 September, 2012 - 12:02 PM