Sunday 18 March at 8.30pm
To police, the brutal murder of popular teacher’s aide Stacey Thorne was an open and shut case.
Very quickly they had her lover, Scott Austic, in their sights.
They had the murder weapon, a knife discarded near Stacey’s home. They had Scott’s DNA on a drink can found on the road outside her house and, on his cigarette pack, were traces of Stacey’s blood.
Within days, police had Scott in custody. And in no time at all, he was doing hard time – 25 years’ jail for Stacey’s murder.
But Scott’s mother and daughter were convinced he didn’t do it.
And now a team of lawyers and forensic experts believe they can prove his innocence.
In this major Sunday Night investigation, guest reporter Michael Usher presents the convincing proof that crucial evidence against Scott was planted.
That Scott Austic has languished in jail for 10 years now for a murder he probably didn’t commit.
Eminent QC Malcolm McCusker describes Scott’s imprisonment as one of the greatest cases of injustice in Australia. And when you see this investigation, you will understand why.