“I feel mum might be trying down from heaven and she or he’s in all probability very glad,” he informed reporters.
Final yr, Victoria Police admitted that they had bungled a side of the investigation.
Detectives thought that they had a DNA profile of the killer from a bloody pillow case, utilizing it to rule out suspects together with Catholic priest Anthony Bongiorno.
However the pillow case was truly from one other crime scene.
Ms James’ household has lengthy believed Bongiorno, who has since died, was a suspect after studying he had abused her son Adam as a baby.
Adam bravely detailed his abuse in ABC podcast Hint, which seemed into the case and helped uncover new proof.
The sons hope the brand new investigation will contemplate the involvement of Bogiorno and one other priest, in addition to police involvement, and the DNA proof.
“I wish to thank Adam, as a result of with out him having the braveness to talk up and are available ahead about what these two monks did to him, we would not be right here,” Mark James mentioned.
That they had earlier made a court docket utility to have the case re-opened, however the coroner was individually given the facility to do that by means of a change in laws in October.
Slater and Gordon lawyer Naty Guerrero-Diaz, appearing for the sons, mentioned the transfer to resolve “ambiguity” within the regulation was “extremely uncommon”.
“I feel one of many most important the reason why the laws got here by means of so shortly was due to the general public help,” she mentioned.
She described the sons’ combat for justice as “inspirational”.
“We will all take an instance from them. They’re unbelievable males.”
Adam James hopes coming ahead in regards to the abuse he suffered might assist different victims.
“I want to say that different individuals like myself, they shouldn’t be scared to talk up and discuss no matter occurred to them,” he mentioned.