The Ferris Conspiracy Forum
Sign up  |   |   |  Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 36 of 36     «   Prev   33   34   35   36
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #526 

Sean Hodgson, wrongfully jailed for 1979 murder, dies

Sean Hodgson
Mr Hodgson was wrongly jailed for murdering a woman in Southampton in 1979

A man wrongfully jailed for 27 years for a murder he did not commit has died three years after being released from prison.

Sean Hodgson, 61, of County Durham, was jailed for the 1979 murder of Teresa De Simone, 22, in Southampton.

His conviction was quashed in 2009 after advances in DNA testing showed he was innocent and another man, now dead, was the likely killer.

Mr Hodgson was one of the UK's longest serving miscarriage of justice victims.

His solicitor described his death from emphysema as very sad.

Julian Young said Mr Hodgson, originally from Tow Law, had found life difficult after spending so long in prison.

He received substantial damages but struggled to cope with life on the outside, the lawyer said.

'Pathological liar'

In May 2011 Mr Hodgson, then living in Willington, was given a community order with supervision at Durham Crown Court, after sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.

Teresa De Simone
Miss De Simone's body was found in her car outside a pub

In 1979 the body of Miss De Simone was found in the back seat of her Ford Escort in a car park beneath the Tom Tackle pub where she worked part-time as a barmaid.

She also worked full-time for Southern Gas.

Mr Hodgson made various confessions to the murder, but his defence said he was a pathological liar and the confessions were untrue.

More than a quarter of a century after his conviction, a forensic review discovered that DNA found at the scene was not his.

At the time of the trial such evidence was not available, and it subsequently revealed that the suspected murderer was David Lace, who killed himself in December 1988 when he was aged 26 and living in Brixham, Devon.

Senior judges at the Court of Appeal went on to rule that Mr Hodgson's conviction was "unsafe" and quashed it.

His 27 years in jail made him one of the longest-serving victims of a known miscarriage of justice in English legal history.


Related Stories


__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #527 

DNA testing frees man who lived on death row for 15 years

Lawyers shocked that Damon Thibodeaux, victim of miscarriage of justice, was ever jailed

Barry Scheck, left, founder of the Innocence Project, with Damon Thibodeaux and previously exonerated men Derrick James and Ricky Johnson. Photograph: Michael Democker/AP

Every morning Damon Thibodeaux wakes up in his temporary digs in Minneapolis and wonders when his newfound freedom is going to come crashing down. "You think you're going to wake up and find it was just a dream," he says.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/07/dna-testing-frees-man-death-row


__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #528 

Paddy Hill, (Birmingham Six - HardTalk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=uqKX8eB7abQ



__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #529 

No compensation: Barry George was acquitted of murder

The man sensationally acquitted of murdering Jill Dando yesterday lost his High Court bid for compensation –on the grounds that another jury could have found him guilty.

Two judges ruled Barry George, who spent eight years in jail before being cleared of the TV presenter’s killing at a retrial, was not eligible for up to £500,000 as a victim of a ‘miscarriage of justice’.

Lawyers for the convicted sex offender claimed that the Justice Secretary had unfairly and unlawfully decided Mr George, 52, was ‘not innocent enough to be compensated’.

But in ruling that Mr George had ‘failed the legal test’ for an award, Lord Justice Beatson and Mr Justice Irwin said the minister who had opposed his compensation bid was‘entirely justified in the conclusion he reached’.

They added: ‘There was indeed a case upon which a reasonable jury, properly directed, could have convicted the claimant of murder.’

Crimewatch presenter Miss Dando, 37, was shot outside her home in Fulham, south-west London in April 1999.

The murder prompted an enormous inquiry by Scotland Yard and resulted in unemployed loner Mr George being convicted in July 2001.

He was granted a retrial on appeal, and received a unanimous acquittal by a jury in August 2008.

Mr George then made a claim for compensation for lost earnings and wrongful imprisonment, but this was rejected in January 2010.

He went to court again to seek a reconsideration of his case, which could have opened the way for him to claim as much as £500,000.

His barrister, Ian Glen QC, insisted that the original decision to refuse compensation was ‘defective and contrary to natural justice’, arguing that for more than 30 years, those acquitted on retrials in similar circumstances had been compensated.


__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 9,038
Reply with quote  #530 

Scotched Justice

“Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice”

__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #531 
Is this nurse serving 30 years for murders that never happened? Compelling new evidence suggests 'Angel of Death' is innocent.

In the frame: Colin Norris, adamant that he has committed no crime, is interviewed by
West Yorkshire Police



 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326712/Is-nurse-serving-30-years-murders-happened-Compelling-new-evidence-suggests-Angel-Death-innocent.html#ixzz2Tk1rnWlS

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 9,038
Reply with quote  #532 
Paddy Hill & Co are what we need to fight POLICE CORRUPTION and WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS as they know what its like Just like Big TC and wee Joe Steel.................



Special Thanks to ALL.



With all the evidence heard, we go to the judge’s, Lord Emslie, summation, who all but told them to acquit on the strength of evidence, either guilty or not proven. He kept referring to high standard of proof, beyond reasonable doubt, that the burden of proof was on the crown, and of the high standard required by the crown. He spoke of corroboration coming from more than one source and goes on to mention twice more about the evidence being beyond reasonable doubt. He couldn’t have been clearer in his directions.


Outside a few journalist were taking the mickey out us, about this not being a m.o.j, they were all in the same mind for an acquittal, well you would have, had you heard what we heard in court. Everyone was then astonished at the majority verdict of the 14, panel jury; it could have been as close as 6-8. They were out less than three hours, they found him guilty on charge one the murder of Justin McAlroy, and not proven on charge two of attempting to destroy the car used in the murder and the clothes worn.


But that was the only tenuous link the crown had to tie William Gage to this investigation, we wanted to scream. It was his DNA found from clothing in the car in Easterhouse, in a car he used to own, which also had two other sets of DNA, which was not proven. So what evidence have they, to condemned a man to twenty years, in less time than it would have taken to play a round of golf; which could have been two hours had they had lunch?


Lord Emslie in sentencing brought out his previous convictions two for assault, and the firearm charge on the jewellers; and sentenced him to TWENTY YEARS.
Our first thought was appeal, but how do you appeal on evidence that should never have been allowed in any court? Scots Law talks of corroboration, but no one can work out what the evidence was, that found him guilty, how do you corroborate nothing? No one can question the jury, or find out the majority?


It was not proven that Willie had attempted, very badly it should be said, of destroying the getaway car and the clothing worn, that the crown had alleged, by the killer. Which according to most of their witnesses would have been a guy wearing a bubble jacket, fitting someone about 5’10”, driving a white J-reg maestro or metro, with a baw face.



No one described a jacket that came close to the black cagoule they paraded before us, they all agreed on the height. No one saw an F-reg SAAB either around the locus. Not only is there no forensic evidence but the majority of the crown’s eye witnesses don’t put him there either. We kept thinking if William Gage hadn’t tried to prove his innocence, which he didn’t have to do, by law. He would be free today. Anne Ross didn’t have to put her private and personal life out in public, to prove what she said was the truth, and then to be berated and called a liar, at a murder trial, in a court of law.



We kept asking ourselves, ‘if she’s telling the truth, then what time did Oceans Eleven start at the Quay on the 15th February’, did anyone check? I visited the Mitchell Library the following night, after the trial ended. Pulled out the Evening Times and tracked down the Cinema listing. The times for Ocean Eleven that night went as follows, first evening showing 6.45pm, the two later showings were 9.00pm and 9.30pm. She could have made it easily to both of them. The call at 8.53pm, the ‘where were you if you were at the pictures’ as the Advocate Depute accused her of was what she had assumed.



That it was T down stairs to pick her up to take her to the flicks. As she said, she didn’t want Willie to meet her kids, “it was a fun relationship”. She was telling the truth, she was mistaken about the times of the movie. Surely, if the jury had known?


We in Scotland now have our own Barry George. Does no one know, or does no one care that a man was convicted on no evidence? The fact that not even the Court’s press found time to cover this case every day, and the rest where only interested in dragging up the victim’s drugs past, his father, and the First Minister, only a few were taking any notice of the proceedings surrounding William Gage’s trial.


A fundamental shift in Scots Law took place, and what we witnessed in the High Court of Glasgow, in Court Six on the 9th February 2004, didn’t really register anywhere in Scotland. Can you imagine the Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc. taking little interest in a court proceeding involving Tony Blair, a slain drug dealer, and his father who had been a main donator to his Labour party constituency. Switch First Minister to Prime Minister and increase by ten.


There is a sick irony that within weeks of William Gage’s trial ending started the long awaited appeal of Thomas Campbell and Joe Steel, who were falsely convicted of a horrific high profile murder 20 years ago. Two decades on from this tragedy and I am sure we will be assured; that what happened in Glasgow in 1984 was an isolated incident. That these kinds of practices and procedures have changed, and it would be very difficult for this to happen again. Well tell that to William Gage in 2004.


But this is not just about William Gage, the last time we had witnessed such a farce was the conviction of Barry George in England, a man, nee a child, who was convicted on purely circumstantial evidence, for the assassination of Jill Dando. At the time Paddy Hill could see what was coming, and told everyone that there had been a fundamental shift in English law, that went right back to the Magna Carta. And that the onus, on innocent until proven guilty, with evidence that shows beyond reasonable doubt, now no longer existed, and that the real onus in now on the innocent to prove their innocence.



Well now that fundamental shift has happened in Scotland and, if we don’t correct this, then the next time it really could be you. In the name of justice we need a public inquiry into the Scottish Judicial System to ensure these malpractice’s of malfeasance, expediency or tunnel vision, no longer continue and take the opportunity to help build a real modern democratic Scotland


http://z11.invisionfree.com/Creativewriters/ar/t2291.htm


__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #533 

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #534 
The Birmingham Six[o]1974: Six charged over Birmingham pub bombs
Police charge six men in connection with the Birmingham pub bombings three days ago.

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #535 

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #536 
Victor Nealon freed after 17 years in jail



 

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #537 
 

Justice on Trial








__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #538 

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 9,038
Reply with quote  #539 

Wrongly convicted men launch new case against the Justice Secretary

Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam


__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,395
Reply with quote  #540 

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.