Brett Peter Cowan has been found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.
The jury comprising six men and six women found the 44-year-old father of three guilty of all three charges against him: murder, indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16 and improperly dealing with a corpse.
“Do you find the accused Brett Peter Cowan, also known as Shaddo N-unyah Hunter, guilty or not guilty of murder?”Justice Roslyn Atkinson’s associate asked the 12 jurors.
“Guilty,” they replied.
“So says your speaker, so say you all?” she asked.
They all agreed.
The jury delivered its verdict at 1.12pm in Court 11 of Brisbane’s Supreme Court.
UPDATE: 14th March at 2:00pm
Serial pedophile Brett Peter Cowan has been sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 20 years, for murdering Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.
Supreme Court justice Roslyn Atkinson said: “Everything about what you did to that child was horrific and disgraceful. This is not just a murder, but a terrible murder. It has had widespread and shocking impacts.”