11 March 2007

15 years on

Today 11 March would have been my Mum's birthday and of course tomorrow it is 15 years since that fateful morning when I went up to Aunties as normal and discovered her body. Mum died whilst I was in prison and nothing heals the pain of finding Aunty and the subsequent chain of events which changed my life forever. I really do find it unbelievable that I remain convicted when there is so much evidence to prove my innocence. Obviously knowing what I know now about the whole system, from the police to the legal procedures, I would not have been as naive as to trust those people who I regarded as honest and true! The first of these are the police themselves.....all those years ago I trusted them!!! Little did I know they would manufacture and manipulate evidence to suit their aim which was to get a conviction at any cost. I trusted my original solicitor who neglected to get me a fair defence and uncover other crucial evidence which should have been put before my trial jury. And then there is the system which penalises you for the mistakes made by the original defence team! All I want is the whole case to be heard because so much of the evidence has never been put before the court, yet the rules surrounding appeals say evidence available pre trial but not used is not classed as 'new' evidence for appeal! How can that be fair and just?? My life can never be the same and the trauma of being wrongfully convicted and years spent in jail hang over me like a huge black cloud. I try to keep positive and await the decision of the CCRC in the hope that if I get back to the Court of Appeal and have my name cleared then maybe I can pick up the threads of my life and possibly move on? Thank you to all those who continue to support me and still take an interest in my case....your love and support does help sustain me.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nigel said...

Dear Susan,

Please be assured that I'll light a candle and say a prayer - for you, for your mother and also for your aunt, in All Saints Church, Portsmouth during my lunch break from work tomorrow afternoon.

Best wishes,

Nigel

2:47 pm  
Blogger Alan said...

Dear Susan,

I will also pray for you today somewhere in Prague, where it is a beautiful sunny day. Perhaps in St. Vitus Cathedral on the site of Prague castle if I can. You can see a photo of it at St._Vitus_Cathedral
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Best wishes,

Alan

9:49 am  

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