Deaf News: Deaf Australian woman allegedly filmed plotting murder in sign language

Posted on June 26, 2015



Extract from The Telegraph:

A 19-year-old deaf woman in Australia charged with throwing her boyfriend’s flatmate from a balcony was allegedly filmed on CCTV using sign language to plot the attack, telling her alleged conspirators: “I think a fall is better.”

A court in Melbourne heard that Georgia Fields was filmed discussing the plot on a train and in the apartment building in which their alleged victim lived. She and her two alleged conspirators are all deaf, as was the victim.

She has admitted to participating in the plot but allegedly told police she did not intend to murder the victim, 36-year-old Robert Wright.

“I thought he’d break an arm or a leg,” she allegedly said. “I didn’t think he’d die … I’m truly shocked.”

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