25 March 2008

16 Long Years

It is now 16 years since my Aunty was murdered and I am still weighed down by the whole injustice. This time last year I was so hopeful that a decision would have been reached by the CCRC to send my case back to the Court of Appeal, but to date their investigation is still ongoing.

The programme on my case goes out on 30 March at 10.00pm on Sky and as always I live in hope that it may prick the conscience of those who do know a lot more about the person who murdered Aunty. I also wanted to reiterate my overwhelming thanks to those friends who continue to give their support and remain at my side on this nightmare journey. It does help to keep me positive.


Blogger Elaine said...

Will definitely watch the program Sue and hope something positive comes out of it; I sincerely hope the CCRC's decision will be the right one after all this time; when they take so long to 'investigate' a case, they appear to have absolutely no regard for the welfare of the applicants who cannot move on with their lives. The years of waiting often turn into more 'lost' and destructive years for victims and their families, particularly when it comes to taking a case to Europe, which typically takes approx. 5 years to be heard. Shame on the system and the CCRC who allow this appalling situation to continue.

12:17 pm  
Anonymous Nigel said...

It's such a pity that such an important programme as this can't be seen at first instance by people like me, who've only got Freeview. Even so, your story will become known to more and more people, Susan - perhaps even to people who've got the power to make things happen for you.

But whatever happens, the truth can't be battened down under the hatches for ever.

8:52 pm  
Blogger Alan said...

I'm afraid I will not be able to see the program either as our satellite dish here in Prague is tuned into French TV!

I'm very sorry that you are still in this predicament, Susan, and hope that you will soon be cleared and, of course, the real murderer identified.

8:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan, I've already sent you an e-mail immediately after watching this programmed as it touched me so deeply. One of the incredible things that struck me was that you have been victimised once by being unduly charged, victimised a 2nd time through incompetent representation and subsequent conviction, and victimised ever after because evidence available at the time of your trial has been deemed invalid at each appeal. All of the evidence should be allowed to be re-submitted on appeal, because this is the only defense available to anyone who has been subjected to incompetent representation at their original trial. Justice in our Country is lacking common sense

10:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets now hope that something or someone will come forward with the real truth

9:03 am  

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