Muswellbrook murder appeal heard in court

December 8, 2023 7:30 am in by

The State’s highest court has reserved its decision on an appeal by the man convicted of killing Muswellbrook woman Carly McBride.

The three-judge panel sat in Newcastle yesterday for the first time since 2005.

Lawyers for Sayle Kenneth Newsom argued he should be acquitted or at least a retrial be ordered because of several errors in his trial.

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In 2021 the now 46-year-old was found guilty and sentenced to a maximum of 27 years, with a non-parole period of 19 years and nine months.