Added: August 15, 2009 – Last updated: March 4, 2017
Author: Peter Breen
Title: Life as a Sentence
Subtitle: The True Story of the Janine Balding Murder
Publisher: Independent Justice Forum
Pages: iv + 255pp.
Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Cases: Offenders / Bronson Blessington, Matthew Elliott, Stephen Jamieson; Cases: Victims / Janine Balding; Offenders: Boys; Types: Gang Rape; Victims: Abduction, Homicide
»The lawyer and former NSW upper house MP's self-published book Life As A Sentence: The True Story Of The Janine Balding Murder led to him being sued by two of the former detectives on the case, John Carroll and Kevin Raue. The perils of self publishing mean he has been forced to write to hundreds of people he sent preview copies to, including this column, asking for their return in a supplied reply-paid envelope.