I saved Corby from death penalty: Tampoe
uusjio | June 26, 2008 at 01:47 amby
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Schapelle Corby`s Australian former lawyer says the Corby family should be grateful to him for saving her from a death sentence.
Corby, 30, was convicted in 2005 for smuggling 4.2kg of marijuana in her boogieboard bag that was discovered at Bali`s Denpasar airport. She maintains her innocence but is serving a 20-year sentence in Bali`s Kerobokan prison.
A documentary aired on the Nine Network, Schapelle Corby: The Hidden Truth, revealed a falling-out between Australian lawyer Robin Tampoe and the Corby family after the sentence.
But on Nine`s A Current Affair on Wednesday, Mr Tampoe said Corby could have been put to death for her crime and declared he felt no sense of responsibility for the Corby family`s belief Schapelle would be released.
"Look, I don`t feel responsible. I think, at the end of the day, I would feel responsible if we failed in terms of protecting her against the death penalty," he said.
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