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In June Eddie’s wife, Paula Gilfoyle, who was eight and a half months pregnant, committed suicide by hanging herself in the garage of their home in Upton. The meeting is part of an odyssey that began 16 years ago and will continue until the prisoner, Eddie Gilfoyle, is cleared of a crime he says he. Law: the expert view Eddie Gilfoyle’s case demands immediate action Justice on trial Eddie Gilfoyle free after maintaining innocence for 18 years in jail.

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Speaking to the Guardian inPiper said the idea of her mixing up the two sisters, as suggested by the police, was ridiculous. The marriage had been through a difficult period and, believing the note to mean Paula was leaving him, Gilfoyle drove to his parents’ house to seek advice.

Although Canter’s gilcoyle was exdie put before the jury at Gilfoyle’s trial, it formed part of the prosecution case — and was used in the opening address by the crown. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice. Caddick urges anyone who saw Paula Gilfoyle on the day she died to come forward, even if they have already spoken to the police. After the murder conviction, a member of the Merseyside Police Complaints Authority reported concerns over the force’s handling of the case and a detective chief superintendent from Lancashire police, Graham Gooch, carried out a reinvestigation.

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Desmond Browne QC wddie Matthew Nicklin wrote that the failure to allow the jury to consider the evidence of Maureen Piper, in itself, “renders the verdict unsafe”. Former police officer Caddick believes other people may have seen Paula that day, either in the post office, or the Upton and Moreton locale.

On the same day, a local woman, Maureen Piper, told police she had spoken to Paula in the local post office at Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK.

November 25 Already a subscriber or registered access user? He interviewed PC Cartwright, who conducted a search of the garage four days after the death and reported: The Falklands veteran served 18 years in jail, always protesting his innocence. In a later statement, Rydeard said he discussed the possibility of finding other significant evidence, “such as ropes”. A Trial and Error documentary on Gilfoyle’s case was shown on Channel 4 inand the programme-makers were then sued for libel by a police officer.

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Our child, a daughter, would have been 16 now and every day I wonder how she would have turned out,” he said. The meeting is part of an odyssey that began 16 years ago and will continue until the prisoner, Eddie Gilfoyleis cleared of a crime he says he did not commit; a crime which his supporters say was never a crime in the first place. But she is still adamant that she saw Paula Gilfoyle the day she died.

We implore you to read further about this case, we work with facts and evidence, and all we ask is that you make up your own mind based on what you read and the evidence that has been exposed. She has taken an interest in Gilfoyle’s case and has visited him in prison.

Watch on BBC iPlayer here. This, the prosecution said, was a “practice noose” used by Gilfoyle.

Convicted wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle loses legal action

Everton FC The ultimate Everton quiz of – test your Blues knowledge 36 questions to test if you know your history. The report also criticised the lack of photographs gilroyle the body and the scene. A detective constable cut the rope and laid the dead body on the floor. Gilfoyle says the worst factor of his wrongful conviction, and the 16 years he has been in prison, is that he has never been allowed to grieve for his wife and unborn child.

Convicted wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle loses legal action – BBC News

Last year, the Criminal Cases Review Commission CCRCan independent body which investigates possible miscarriages of justice, declined to refer his case back to the Court of Appeal for a further review. Her husband, Eddie, had earlier returned from work to find Paula missing and a suicide note in the kitchen. Piper did not give evidence at Gilfoyle’s trial. Nineteen days after Paula’s death, on 23 June, a forensic scientist, Phillip Rydeard was at the Gilfoyle home with the police.

Prisons and probation Eddie Gilfoyle news. Crime Frenzied passenger did THIS to Delta driver after being asked not to spill drink The driver was left with bite marks to his face after the passenger launched himself at him. Canter believes his opinion influenced the CPS. Please update your billing details here.


Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. The hearsay evidence of Paula’s friends was not used in court, but there is little doubt that it influenced the police to treat the death as murder. Subscribe now and get unlimited digital access on web and our smartphone and tablet apps, free for your first month.

He has always insisted his wife, who was found hanged in the garage of their home in Upton, Wirral, took her own life. She left the house at He returned with his parents and Paul Caddick who, finding the keys to the garage, made the gruesome discovery. Eddie has spent 18 years in jail and has always protested his innocence. Following Paula’s death, members of her family approached the police saying they did not believe she had taken her own life. Bootle Shocking video shows police officer ‘punched and bitten’ in street attack horror Officer taken to hospital after terrifying incident.

She says his case has been “screaming out for justice for over 16 years” and says she will continue to work for his release and to find out “why Merseyside police treated him so shabbily”.

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She also calls for “those responsible for his wrongful conviction to be called to account”. Neither appeal involved the wide-ranging consideration of the efficiency of the investigation by Merseyside Police.