A West Australian man acquitted of murdering his pregnant lover, Stacey Thorne, may have a good case for a compensation payout, his lawyer says.
- Scott Austic was acquitted of murdering his lover
- A jury overturned his conviction amid claims of evidence planting
- His lawyer has called for a fresh investigation and ex-gratia payment
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Scott Austic was on Friday acquitted of the 2007 murder of Ms Thorne after spending more than a decade in prison.
His lawyer Clint Hampson said Mr Austic was now enjoying life with family without a court case hanging over his head.
“They’re all just happy and relieved,”…