Judge indicates no jail time sentence for peace activist

11am: JUDGE Nicholas Samios indicated he would not sentence Graeme Dunstan, 71, to jail time after the jury reached a guilty verdict this morning.

Judge Samios will hand down his sentence at 2.30pm today.

He said he might change his mind after hearing from the prosecution, but at the moment he was inclined to place Dunstan on a $2000 reconnaissance and a good behaviour period of two years.

Dunstan left the courthouse with his supporters in tow; all of them singing.

Dunstan said he was prepared to take the consequences of his actions and he had no regrets.

He said the aim was to raise awareness of war and he had achieved that.

"I will continue to be a peace maker," Dunstan said.

10.30am: THE jury has handed down its decision in the court case against a peace activist, deeming the man guilty of damaging Commonwealth property.

More to come.

7.20am: THE jury in peace activist Graeme Dunstan's case yesterday returned to the courtroom to re-view evidence to help them decide their verdict.

But they were still deliberating yesterday afternoon.

Acting for himself, the 71-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a charge of damaging Commonwealth property.

Prosecutors allege Mr Dunstan helped the late Bryan Law damage a military chopper at Rockhampton Airport during exercise Talisman Sabre in 2011.

A police interview of Mr Dunstan was shown on Tuesday. During the interview Mr Dunstan admitted he drove Mr Law to the airport and opened a gate after a chain had been cut. But he said he committed no harm.

Peace activists maintained their vigil outside the Rockhampton courthouse yesterday.

The trial continues today.



Tradie had ‘no idea’ how meth got in his underwear

premium_icon Tradie had ‘no idea’ how meth got in his underwear

CQ drug dealer started taking cannabis at just 10 years old, only to start...

UPDATE: Breakthrough in Rocky supermarket robbery

premium_icon UPDATE: Breakthrough in Rocky supermarket robbery

Police have arrested a 19-year-old following Tuesday's armed robbery

How to watch the AFL QLD Schools Cup

premium_icon How to watch the AFL QLD Schools Cup

Some of state’s finest young Aussie Rules players will take the field