Mark Lundy will make a bid to be released from jail on
The High Court at Wellington confirmed this morning that
Lundy's lawyers had filed a bail application and a hearing
was scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Lundy will not be appearing.
Lundy was convicted of murdering his wife Christine and
daughter Amber in August 2000 and sentenced to a jail term of
at least 20 years.
His case was taken to the Privy Council and a three-day
appeal hearing was held in June.
In its decision - released on Monday night - the Privy
Council unanimously decided that Lundy's appeal should be
allowed; that the convictions should be quashed; that Lundy
should stand trial again on the charges of murder as soon as
possible; and until then, and subject to any High Court
decision on bail, Lundy should remain in custody.
A Crown Law spokeswoman would not say whether bail would be
opposed by the Crown. She said it would be inappropriate to
debate the issue through the media.
Christine Lundy's brother, Glenn Weggery, who found the
bodies of his sister and niece after the murders, last night
expressed how he felt about the Privy Council's decision on
Facebook: "Bloody stupid Privy Council. Yet again the victims
are let down by the 'justice'`system!!"