Jury reaches verdict in Barker murder trial

June 28, 2023 10:50 am in by

A Swansea couple will likely die behind bars after a Launceston jury found them guilty of a 2009 murder.

12 men and women took nine hours to find 71-year-old Cedric Harper Jordan and Noelene June Jordan, 68, guilty of murdering their former son-in-law.

The pair gunned down Shane Barker outside the victim’s Campbell Town home, shooting him four times with a pump action .22 rifle that’s never been found.

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The crown alleged it was to get him out of their daughter and granddaughter’s lives.

There was a tearful reaction from Mr Barker’s family but the Jordans showed no emotion as the verdict was announced on Wednesday morning.

A 10-week trial heard from more than 100 witnesses.