Australia’s most corrupt cop Roger Rogerson is making a last ditch attempt not to die in jail as he has applied to the High Court of Australia to appeal his life sentence.
Rogerson, who turned 82 two weeks ago inside Long Bay Jail’s aged and frail unit, lodged his application for leave to appeal just before Christmas.
He and fellow former detective Glen McNamara were sentenced to life in prison for the May 2014 murder of 20-year-old student and wannabe drug dealer Jamie Gao, whose body was found wrapped in a tarpaulin floating off Shelly Beach, Cronulla.
Jailed for life in September 2016, Rogerson lost an application to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal over his conviction in 2021.
Rogerson’s application for leave to appeal in Australia’s highest court will wait for a response from the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, then proceed from around March.
Rogerson, who has problems walking from a back injury, will die in prison if the High Court decides not to grant him leave.