In 2014, a jury convicted Gerard Baden-Clay of murdering his wife, Allison, however the Court of Appeal downgraded the conviction from murder to manslaughter, finding it could not be proved that he intended to kill his wife.
Now, Queensland’s Director of Public Prosecutions has heard another appeal, this time against the downgrading. The High Court will hand down its decision over whether to return Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction over his wife’s death next Thursday.
The Crown argued in front of five High Court judges that Baden-Clay was calculating and cold-blooded and had a motive for murder.
However, his lawyers argued that Allison could have been killed accidentally in an explosive argument.
Whether or not Allison’s family will travel to Canberra for the hearing on Wednesday, it is not known.
Allison's body was found on a creek bank in April 2012, 10 days after her husband reported her missing from their Brisbane home.