Former senior detective Gary Jubelin has lost his conviction appeal and $10,000 fine for
unlawful monitoring of a one-time person of interest in the investigation into William Tyrrell.
Jubelin appeared defeated after the ruling as he
left Parramatta District Court, and said he was disappointed.
“The court says that I went too hard to find out what happened to William Tyrrell, I couldn’t live with myself if I did anything less, so I stand by what I did,” he said outside court.
The former lead investigator has documented interactions with Paul Savage, who was living next
door to the grandmother of the three-year-old at the time of the 2014 disappearance.
Judge Antony Townsden decided that his
motive was to assist with the investigation.
“It was clear that the applicant recorded the conversations to obtain further evidence as part of the investigation.”
“It could not be said that in the present circumstances it was reasonably necessary,” the judge told the court.