03 March 2007

Appeal of Angela and Ian Gay

The right result for Angela and Ian Gay after their torment of being wrongly imprisoned. Obviously this case should never have gone to court in the first place but one of the statements the couple were quoted as saying is something I can certainly relate to  - and that is because of their awful ordeal they have been denied the right to grieve. On the 12 March it will be 15 years since I made that horrendous discovery, finding Aunties body. Because my fight for justice is still ongoing I still have not grieved for Aunty.  When you are caught up in trying to clear your name that battle over rides all else.  It is all consuming and completely takes over your life.  Hopefully now Angela and Ian can try to pick up the pieces of their lives, but as I have said before they will be damaged terribly by this horrendous time, as are all miscarriages of justice. Only those who have had the misfortune to suffer being wrongly accused and subsequently wrongly convicted will know how it feels.  I wish them both well and I hope they can now find some peace.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Nigel said...

I can only imagine that, together with the terrible frustration of not being able to grieve properly the death of your Aunt, there was also the feeling that, no matter how hard you pleaded your case, no one in authority was really listening.

Except for your friends and supporters, that is.

6:42 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

What puzzles me is that it is reported here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/4039993.stm that: "He died in December 2002 of brain injuries and salt poisoning.

Susan Caynak was working as a sister at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, when the toddler arrived.

She told the jury: "His eyes were half closed, half open. He was unresponsive and initially, at that point, I thought he was dead."

Sister Caynak said an abnormal urine test was recorded and that Christian was administered saline through a syringe. ""

If Christian was ill because of salt excess, WHY ON EARTH WAS SALINE ADMINISTERED TO HIM BY SYRINGE? - THIS COULD ONLY COMPOUND THE PROBLEM, SURELY? - And was this saline measured and taken into account as having contributed to the excess of salt in his body?

If the boy was dehydrated he should have been given WATER - not SALT WATER!

10:57 pm  
Blogger janet said...

Hi Susan,
Yes, my heart went out to them when I heard the news. Ok, it's finally a good outcome, but not really. They must be wrecked.
What a rubbish justice system, that can rob innocent people of so much.

1:52 pm  
Blogger Alan and Brigitte said...

Dear Susan,

What strikes me in the case of the Gay's (and that of Sion Jenkins) is that I don't see any motive. Why would you want to adopt a child only to kill them afterwards? It is not logical. What is wrong with the English justice system that it goes after innocent people with such vehemence?

For that matter, why on earth would you want to harm your aunt and why would other credible suspects be ignored, (as also in the case of Sion Jenkins)?

I think it is only a matter of time before the truth is "revealed".

7:20 am  
Anonymous Nigel said...

Dear Alan and Brigitte, you have made an important point. I believe that the fault of the English system of criminal justice is that those running it have forgotten that the system exists to attend to the needs of individual people. Instead, I get this feeling that the system has become an end in itself.

Was the motive behind the prosecution of Ian and Angela simply to "get convictions" to justify large departmental budgets and to look "tough" in the eyes of certain elements of the press, rather than to get at the truth?

9:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

susan,

I can remember you just a little from when you where a dinner lady at my primary school (Thorp), what a nice lady. It just proves that this justice system is not always right and can wreck so many peoples lifes.

2:34 pm  
Blogger Alan said...

There is a very good article in today 's Times Law Supplement (14/3/2007): It is time to act over the failings of forensic scientists by Michael Mansfield Q.C.

6:14 am  

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