The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Rapist's funeral trip sets off anger

A TASMANIAN man wrongly accused of murdering his mother says authorities should have let him out of prison to go to her funeral. Phillip Wilson, 54, of Kingston, says it is unfair that Tasmania's worst serial rapist, Shane Farmer, was allowed travel interstate to his father's funeral earlier this week. "There should be an all-or-none policy in the prisons," Mr Wilson said. "Either all prisoners should be allowed to go to a parent's funeral or none of them should." He spent seven months in Risdon Prison awaiting trial for murdering his mother Betty, 74, in their Blackmans Bay home in February 2003 but the charge was dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions. "I wasn't allowed to go to Mum's funeral," he said. .

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