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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Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe. Please update your edrie details here to continue enjoying your subscription. A subsequent police review of the response to the death criticised the cutting down of the body, stating that the action possibly destroyed valuable evidence. Former Lord Justice Sir Anthony Hooper said the challenge to establish innocence is tougher than ever before.

In a later statement, Rydeard said he discussed the possibility of finding other significant evidence, “such as ropes”.

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Neither appeal involved the wide-ranging consideration of the efficiency of the investigation by Merseyside Police. This, the prosecution said, was a “practice noose” used by Gilfoyle.

He later told investigators that his action was taken to “preserve her dignity”. 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.

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Desmond Browne QC and Matthew Nicklin wrote that the failure to allow the jury to consider the evidence of Maureen Piper, in itself, “renders the verdict unsafe”.


A man accused of killing his pregnant wife – then trying to cover it up by making it look like she committed suicide – has lost his latest battle in his fight to overturn his murder conviction.

Already a subscriber or registered access user? However, the High Court said yesterday that the decision had been sound. A detective constable cut the rope and laid the dead body on the floor.

Gilfoyle was jailed for life in Last year he was refused an appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and sought a judicial review, arguing that its reasoning was misguided. Please update your billing information.

All documents that are referred to, such as the original suicide letter, are available to be downloaded on the ‘Case Documents’ page. Start your free trial.

Accordingly, it appears Piper is mistaken in regard to her giltoyle. 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.

She had heard rumours that he had left his place of work during the day and believed he had killed his wife in the afternoon. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice. She has taken an interest in Gilfoyle’s case and has visited him in prison.

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Her husband, Eddie, had earlier returned from work to find Paula missing and a suicide note in the eedie. Watch on BBC iPlayer here. She also calls for “those responsible for his wrongful conviction to be called to account”.


Subscribe now and get unlimited digital access on web and our smartphone and tablet apps, free for your first month. The Falklands veteran served 18 years in jail, always protesting his innocence.

He had alibis for the rest of the day and the prosecution’s case was that he killed his wife before leaving for work.

Fresh blow for Eddie Gilfoyle as latest attempt to challenge his murder conviction is dismissed

We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. They took the suicide note to Professor David Canter, a pioneer of criminal profiling in the UK, who considered that it contained characteristics that were consistent with both Eddie and Paula’s writing styles. Bootle Shocking video shows police officer ‘punched and bitten’ edie street attack horror Officer taken to hospital after terrifying incident.

He interviewed PC Cartwright, who conducted a search of the garage four days after the death and reported: Liverpool Family How to trick your kids into eddei to bed early on New Year’s Eve How to stick to bedtime without spoiling their fun. Her husband, Eddie Gilfoyle, was arrested four days later on suspicion of her murder, despite police finding a hand-written suicide note that was confirmed by experts to be her own writing.

Gilfoyle was arrested filfoyle a murder investigation began.