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Crime Passionel
Charles Francis

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Q. In 1972, you acted for a Brunswick man, Edward Quincey who murdered his wife. It was a bit of a crime passionel wasn’t it?

A. Yes.

Q. And Paul Willee QC was your junior in this matter.

A. Yes he was.

Q. That was a rather sad story though; that was a case of a man executing his wife over what he believed was her infidelity.

A. Well, there was no doubt about her infidelity. It was a very sad case more +

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