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Murder in the Graveyard - A Brutal Murder. a Wrongful Conviction. a 27-Year Fight for Justice. (Paperback) Loot Price: R207
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Murder in the Graveyard - A Brutal Murder. a Wrongful Conviction. a 27-Year Fight for Justice. (Paperback): Don Hale

Murder in the Graveyard - A Brutal Murder. a Wrongful Conviction. a 27-Year Fight for Justice. (Paperback)

Don Hale

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'An Extraordinary story of innocence and persecution, determination and grit ... it had me rattling through the pages' SOPHIE DRAPER A gripping true crime investigation into the longest miscarriage of justice in British legal history. In September 1973, Stephen Downing was convicted and indefinitely sentenced for the murder of Wendy Sewell, a young legal secretary in the town of Bakewell in the Peak District. Wendy was attacked in broad daylight in Bakewell Cemetery. Stephen Downing, the 17-year-old groundskeeper with learning difficulties and a reading age of 11, was the primary suspect. He was immediately arrested, questioned for nine hours, without a solicitor present, and pressured into signing a confession full of words he did not understand. 21 years later, local newspaper editor Don Hale was thrust into the case. Determined to take it to appeal, as he investigated the details, he found himself inextricably linked to the narrative. He faced obstacles at every turn, and suffered several attempts on his life. All of this merely strengthened his resolve: why should anyone threaten him if Downing had committed the crime? In 2002, Stephen Downing was finally acquitted, having served 27 years in prison. Immerse yourself in this masterful account of Hale's long, dedicated and often dangerous campaign to rescue a long-forgotten victim of the British legal system; the longest miscarriage of justice in British history.

General

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2019
Authors: Don Hale
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-833162-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Fiction > True stories > Crime
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-00-833162-6
Barcode: 9780008331627

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