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- Killed man's family 'disgusted with legal system'
- By Francis Tapim
- ABC News
- Contributed by: admin ( 9 articles in 2010 )
A Brisbane jury two took just an hour-and-a-half to acquit Susan Falls.
The family of a man who was drugged and killed by his wife four years ago say they will not stop until they get justice.
Susan Falls, 42, admitted she gave her husband a curry laced with sleeping tablets before shooting him twice in the head, after years of domestic abuse.
A Brisbane jury two took just an hour-and-a-half yesterday to acquit the Caloundra woman of murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.
Three men who helped Ms Falls to dispose of her husband's body were also found not guilty of being accessories.
The dead man's brother, Anthony Van Donselaar, says the prosecutors did a lousy job.
"I am totally disgusted with the legal system in this case; we have been let down beyond belief," he said.
"Me and my family will be doing everything in our power to make sure that justice is served in this case.
"We have been betrayed by the prosecution and the police in this matter; the legal system has truly failed us.
"She shot her husband dead, admitted to it and is still not going to jail. How does that work?"