10:32 - 26 May, 2005
Schapelle Corby was granted two tearful hours with her mother and father on the
eve of her judgement day, amid fears she won't be able to cope with a possible
guilty verdict and long jail sentence.
Meanwhile, Bali police have responded to safety fears by pledging tight security
Corby's mother Rosleigh Rose and her terminally ill father Michael Corby emerged
When asked how her daughter was, Rose replied only: "Very stressed".
Later Rose issued a last appeal, telling reporters: "Let my daughter come
Officially, Corby's defence team says it is expecting an acquittal tomorrow
However, there is no escaping the sense of gloom that seems to have come over
Defence lawyer Lily Lubis voiced fears about what would happen if Corby was
"She won't survive, she won't survive," she said.
"God, please no, because she is innocent."
Defence lawyer Erwin Siregar said if the judges' verdict was guilty: "We
Corby's financial backer Ron Bakir said little after visiting Corby separately
But asked whether he thought the 27-year-old Gold Coast woman would be able
In contrast, Indonesian prosecutors appear confident of securing a conviction.
They hope the judges will follow their recommendation that Corby be sentenced
"Let's just wait until the verdict," said a smiling junior prosecutor,
The trial's chief judge, Linton Sirait, claims to have never acquitted a drug
He has appeared unmoved by Corby's emotion-charged pleas of innocence.
Sirait said the Corby decision would be handed down on schedule tomorrow from
He said the court had conducted a fair and honest trial according to Indonesian
He has also not reacted to Corby's request that Prime Minister John Howard
The judge has expressed surprise at the saturation coverage of Corby's trial
"Why are you all here?" he said. "Why are you making it into
Sirait said he was certain police would maintain security at court tomorrow
Corby is said to be worried that an extremist might try to attack her at the
Bakir also voiced concerns about security, telling Network Ten: "If something
Bali police spokesman A S Reniban said more than 100 officers would guard the
Everyone attending, including Corby's family as well as supporters and Australian
To maintain the dignity of the proceedings, to be televised live in Australia,
"It will be safe. There will be nothing to worry about," said Reniban.
Late today, Corby's Indonesian lawyers emerged from the prison after a final
"We strongly believe our client is innocent," said Lubis. "We
you can lead the sheep to water, but you can't make them think.