Proceedings Into Crown’S Appeal Against Donna Vasyli Bail Postponed

Donna Vasyli at an earlier court appearance.

Donna Vasyli at an earlier court appearance.


Tribune Staff Reporter


COURT of Appeal judges yesterday postponed proceedings into the Crown’s appeal against a judge’s decision to grant bail to Donna Vasyli, who is accused of her husband’s murder. 

Justices Anita Allen, Maureen Scott and Jon Isaacs all agreed to adjourn the matter to this morning to give them a chance to review the defence’s submissions made on behalf of Vasyli, 54, following the March 24 slaying of her millionaire podiatrist husband, Philip Vasyli.  

Although unsuccessful on two previous occasions in getting Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs to release her on bond, Vasyli’s latest application, heard on July 9 and decided in proceedings last week before Justice Bernard Turner, saw the Australian widow receive a $200,000 bond from her trial judge. 

Crown prosecutors have informed Justice Turner of their intent to appeal the decision, however. The accused has been in state custody for the past four months. 

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