Friday, 29 August 2008

Jail for giving murderer false alibi

A man has been jailed by the District Court for 14 months for giving a convicted South Australian murderer a false alibi.

Michael Curran was jailed for killing his drug associate Leila Drapes at Prospect in Adelaide, in 2005.

Curran was granted a retrial last year, partly because his friend Robert George Lord, 62, changed his evidence.

Lord gave a false statement to police retracting the evidence he gave during the murder trial.

But the appeal was dropped when Lord admitted to perjury.

Judge Michael Boylan said Curran owed Lord more than $30,000 and had told Lord he would only get the money back if Curran were released from jail.

Judge Boylan set an eight-month non-parole term for Lord.

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