Gin Gin murder retried
ALMOST three years after her husband's murder in Gin Gin's main street, Bronwyn Norman must endure the trauma of another trial.
Robert Norman was bashed to death on August 9, 2003 but the Court of Appeal has ordered a re-trial against Clinton Allan Wilmot, the man accused of killing him that night.
Yesterday Mrs Norman said she thought it was "a sick joke" when she was advised Wilmot's appeal had been successful.
It is understood the re-trial was ordered because three justices agreed the original trial judge left out a piece of information in his directions to the jury.
"I just feel sorry for the (rest of the) family," Ms Norman said.
"They had their lives set into the future and now its all coming back again."
The pair have eight children and she said they all seemed accepting of the fact a re-trial would occur.
"It just seems a waste of money and effort," she said. "We just take it in our stride that this has to be gone through again.''
Mr Norman was allegedly killed with a weapon from his truck after being disturbed by Wilmot and another man.
Mrs Norman said she was not looking forward to trial week, but she and other family members would still attend because they wanted to show that the family cared.
It is understood the matter has been set down for the next sittings of the Supreme Court in Bundaberg.
Mrs Norman said she was coping by increasing her community involvement.