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Comparing Jari’s Case To Similar Cases: No.5 Gayle Potter

Comparing Jari’s Case To Similar Cases: No.5 Gayle Potter

Jari Wise was murdered by his partner on February 29, 2020.  The Tasmanian police did not investigate or charge his partner for his murder.  It’s been over 2 years.  For detailed information about the story see the #Justice4Jari website here and my interview with Jari’s mother Faith here.

This series of posts looks at similar cases in Australia where someone has been hit and killed in a hit and run.  The aim is to see how the police typically respond along with the courts, community, media and Government.  This should expose the gender and race bias and the sheer incompetence of the Tasmanian authorities in their management of Jari’s case.

Here is a case to compare:

gayle potter killed man

Victim/s: 

Gayle Potter

Perpetrator/s: 

Glenn Martyn

Relationship of P & V: 

Previously married.

Location: 

Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.

Circumstances: 

Ms Potter, 46, was found bloodied and battered in the driveway of her home after she was dragged under Mr Martyn’s Mitsubishi Pajero following a heated argument.

Mr Martyn was confronted by the son the couple shared, and told him that Ms Potter was “banging” on his side of the car, and that he thought he had only “bumped” her as he drove off.  He was trying to get away from her as she yelled at him and hit the car.  Gayle was drunk and “went at him”, she grabbed him and pulled at his clothes, in a fit of rage, and threw herself at his car.

Police Response: 

The case was handed to the major crash investigators but was then handed over to the homicide squad.

Police charged Glenn with manslaughter, dangerous driving causing death, and failing to stop after an accident.  

Consequence:

Glenn was found not guilty of all charges by a jury.

Government Response: 

Nil.

Articles/Sources: 

  1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-28/man-who-ran-over-ex-wife-found-not-guilty-of-all-charges/101022022?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web
  2. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-11/manslaughter-trial-man-argues-not-guilty-running-over-ex-wife/100983436
  3. https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-cleared-of-all-charges-relating-to-exwifes-death/ad53ad7e-083b-4a78-b722-ba8b0fd59c31
  4. https://7news.com.au/news/court-justice/man-fatally-ran-over-ex-wife-court-told-c-6423483
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I'm a musician, a podcaster, a blogger & I work in marketing. I live in Australia and have two dogs named Ned & Sasha.

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