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First Time Filming of a Murder Case in Australian in the Supreme Court of Western Australia the Defence Plea is the Accused is of 'Unsound Mind'

On Trial - Doomed from the Start (Part 1) covers the trial of Anthony Evans, a 34-year-old mechanic, accused of murdering his girlfriend, Alana Dakin. The producers are given unprecedented access to film the controversial case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. This is the first murder trial filmed in Australian history.

In his first trial Evans was found guilty of murder. On appeal, the court found that mistakes had been made and ordered a re-trial. This time, the defence team entered a new plea of unsound mind, or the 'insanity defence' as it is more commonly known.

The court hears how Anthony Evans and Alana Dakin met and how the tragic events that transpired were a disaster waiting to happen.

View it here: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/geo/documentaries/interactive/ontrial/

Read More info http://www.abc.net.au/tv/documentaries/stories/s3241085.htm

Congratulations to ABC TV in there efforts to present the typical issues surrounding these cases and the vexed questions and emotions for all sides surrounding Insanity pleas in murder trials. Good work ABC TV.