F.Y.I.

The West Australian celebrates the release of Jody Gore after four-part editorial investigation

The West Australian is celebrating the release of Jody Gore after a four-part editorial investigation by award-winning journalist Annabel Hennessy.

The announcement:

The West Australian’s series KILL OR BE KILLED? results in unprecedented justice for domestic violence victim

Jody Gore was released from Broome Prison today Pictured – with Katrica Sampi (Sister in law)
Picture: Daniel Wilkins

The West Australian has once again demonstrated the genuine power of quality investigative journalism with yesterday’s announcement of Jody Gore’s release from prison.

The tragic case of Ms Gore was featured in The West Australian’s investigative series KILL OR BE KILLED? after being handed down a life sentence for the murder of her abusive ex-partner Damian Jones. She had suffered 20 years of horrific domestic violence before stabbing Mr Jones with a kitchen knife after he attacked her at a party in 2015.

In the four-part series, award-winning journalist Annabel Hennessy exposed flaws in the legal proceedings that put Gore behind bars. The series caught the attention of the Attorney-General John Quigley, who yesterday made the extraordinary move to release her using rare mercy laws.

In a letter written after her release Gore thanked the press saying, “I thank Annabel Hennessey and Attorney General again for telling my stories, no woman should go through that.”

Senior Editor of The West Australian Anthony De Ceglie said he was incredibly proud of the work that went into KILL OR BE KILLED?

“It was tenacious and gutsy journalism by Annabel that, through sheer hard work, has resulted in the most amazing of outcomes,” he said.

“Jody’s plight is a poignant reminder of the tragedy that is domestic violence and the vicious cycle of abuse some women are trapped in. Now she is free, we wish her and her loved ones all the best.”

This outcome highlights The West Australian’s ongoing commitment to premium content and in-depth special investigations through both their print and digital platforms.

Source: The West Australian media release

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