Posts tagged with  " appeals and appeal court "

Dr San Lazaro faces probe after appeal court overturn conviction

January 26, 2004:

Dozens of child abuse cases could be re-opened because of the evidence of a controversial expert.Calls were today made for a review after a North East man had his conviction for raping a boy overturned because of the evidence of Dr Camille San Lazaro.Dr Lazaro was criticised in 2002 for her role in the investigation […]

Care worker wins appeal – sentence reduced

January 24, 2004:

The offences were all committed against children in care at the Riverside children’s home near Uttoxeter between 1981 and 1985.A jury cleared Hopkins of one charge of rape, one of indecency with a child, and three further indecent assaults.After a two-hour hearing at London’s Appeal Court, Lord Justice Pill dismissed the 61-year-old’s conviction appeal but […]

We are innocent

January 5, 2004:

Convicted child abusers are fighting to clear their names after the expert who helped jail them was slammed by a top judge.Dr Camille San Lazaro was criticised by Appeal Court judges as they overturned Kevin Brown’s conviction for raping a boy, five.It prompted claims that dozens of other child abuse cases could be reopened where […]

The case of Ann Canning wrongly convicted opens a can of worms

December 11, 2003:

THE release yesterday of Angela Cannings is likely to give fresh hope to mothers in a number of similar cases where evidence has been provided by Professor Sir Roy Meadow. The controversial paediatrician has been used as an expert witness in many cases and is viewed as a persuasive speaker in court.However, his once impeccable […]

Another mother cleared of infant sons' deaths

December 10, 2003:

Angela Cannings today walked free from court after serving more than 18 months of a life sentence as appeal court judges cleared her of murdering her two infant sons. The court of appeal, in London, overturned a jury’s verdict – reached in April last year – that 40-year-old Mrs Cannings had smothered seven-week-old Jason in […]

After 18 months in jail, man has conviction for sex attack quashed

July 29, 2003:

A taxi driver who has served an 18-month jail sentence for a gay sex attack at knifepoint had his conviction quashed by appeal court judges yesterday.Hasham Shah, 39, from Manchester, served his full sentence after the jury found him guilty of false imprisonment and the indecent assault of a student he was driving home. His […]

Derek Hooper begins his appeal

June 12, 2003:

An ageing former special constable jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of molesting young boys will argue at the Appeal Court that he was the victim of a conspiracy. Derek Hooper, 76, of Bovey Tracey, will begin an Appeal Court bid to clear his name before the end of next month. He will […]

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