Bolus v R [2006] NSWCCA 182 (15 June 2006)

[2006] NSWCCA 182

CRIMINAL LAW – Appeal against conviction – conspiracy to import cocaine – record of interview – whether judge failed to direct the jury as to consciousness of guilt – whether relevance of record of interview was merely to strengthen an otherwise strong Crown case – application of Rule 4 – whether tactical reasons for not requesting a direction on consciousness of guilt – conscious and informed decision not to seek a redirection – whether the verdict of the jury was unreasonable – meaning of hypothesis consistent with innocence – whether on the whole of the evidence it was open to the jury to conclude that the appellant knew of the planned importation – evidence of recorded conversations – whether an inference available on the knowledge of the accused