Two days after a court quashed his convictions for murdering his parents in 1993 – when he was 23 years old – and ordered a retrial, Mr Gilham made a brief statement to journalists outside his home in a quiet, leafy St Ives Street on Sydney’s upper north shore.
Arm in arm with his wife Robecca and dressed casually in jeans, sneakers and a jumper, Mr Gilham, now 41, said the past week had been overwhelming.
“I am glad to be back home with my family,” he said in his first public statement since walking out of the NSW Supreme Court on Friday on bail.
“We are all looking forward to a very special Christmas together seeing it will be the first one I have had with my youngest
He then thanked the media before walking into his modest single storey brick home with his wife.
In March 2009, Mr Gilham, then 39, was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his parents, Helen, 55, and Steven, 58, at the family home on Woronora, in Sydney’s south.
Their eldest son Christopher, 25, was fatally knifed in the same incident.
Jeffrey Gilham was placed on a five-year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to his brother’s manslaughter in 1995.
He said he had been provoked into stabbing him after Christopher confessed to killing their parents and then setting Helen’s body alight.
But at his trial in 2008, the crown alleged Mr Gilham had killed all three family members before trying to cover his tracks.
Justices Peter McClellan, Elizabeth Fullerton and Peter Garling granted him bail on Friday.
Justice McClellan said the court was yet to consider whether or not any other order should be made, referring to the possibility the court could eventually acquit him.
Newspaper reports said Mr Gilham was welcomed back home on Saturday night at an impromptu party at a secret location in Sydney.
However, Mr Gilham’s uncle Tony Gilham, who has consistently stated that Mr Gilham is guilty, told Fairfax he would provide new evidence to the NSW DPP about the case.