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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Murder or suicide? Eddie Gilfoyle’s 16-year fight to clear his name

Whatever the reasons, the officer’s actions prevented an accurate reading of the body temperature being taken, which could have established the time of death, a factor that was later to be crucial. Everton FC The ultimate Everton quiz of – test your Blues knowledge 36 questions to test if you know your history. Accordingly, it appears Piper is mistaken in regard to her recollection.

Afterwards, the two barristers who acted for Channel 4 wrote to the Criminal Cases Review Commission expressing their concern at the conviction. The marriage had been through a difficult period and, believing the note to mean Paula was leaving him, Gilfoyle drove to his parents’ house gilfogle seek advice.

Eddie and Paula Gilfoyle on their wedding day, left. Gilfoyle’s lawyer, Matt Foot, believes his client has been let down at every stage of the criminal justice system and that there is nothing safe about his conviction.

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When other police officers arrived at the scene they had no doubt the death was a suicide. The case came before the high court in and Channel 4 mounted a defence based on their belief that the Merseyside police investigation into the murder of Paula Gilfoyle was fundamentally flawed. However, the High Court said yesterday that the decision had been sound. Gilfoyle was arrested and a murder investigation began.

In particular, two of her friends said that Paula had told them that her husband was doing a course on suicide at work — he was a hospital technician — and he had asked her to write suicide letters, which he dictated. Although Canter’s evidence was not 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. Piper also told two other friends, the day after the death, that she “saw her yesterday in the post office”.


He recalls looking into the drawer in which the rope was gilfoyls found and it was not there. Speaking to the Guardian inPiper said the rddie of her mixing up the two sisters, as suggested by the police, was ridiculous.

The original paragraph said that he judged the letter to be a fake before the trial, but Professor Canter said that this was an oversimplification.

Wirral This is why police descended on the Woodchurch Estate today Two men being quizzed over terrifying driving antics in Wirral neighbourhood. He later told investigators that his action was taken to “preserve her dignity”. Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 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.

Nineteen days after Paula’s death, on 23 June, a forensic scientist, Phillip Rydeard was at the Gilfoyle home with the police.

She also calls for “those responsible for eddue wrongful conviction to be called to account”. Eddie Gilfoyle served 18 years in prison after being found guilty of a fatal attack on former factory worker Paula Gilfoyle. 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.

Dr Bernard Gilfoyel is a retired professor of forensic pathology. However, it was Paula’s sister, Susan, who was in the post office. Start your free trial.

Following Gilfoyle’s conviction, Canter spoke to Paul Caddick and others and looked at other notes between Eddie and Paula – which he hadn’t seen before the trial. 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 gilfkyle his wife and unborn child.


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Two judges rule a decision not to refer his case back to the Court of the Appeal was not flawed. Bootle Shocking video shows police officer ‘punched and bitten’ in street attack horror Officer taken to hospital after terrifying incident. Her death was initially treated as suicide but police claimed Gilfoyle tricked her into writing the note and made her climb a ladder with a noose around her neck. Canter believes his opinion influenced the CPS. Right, Eddie in Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe See our privacy notice More newsletters.

Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. Former police officer Caddick believes other people may have seen Paula that day, either in the post office, or the Upton and Moreton locale. The paragraph marked with an asterisk was replaced to give more detailed information about Professor David Canter’s involvement in the case. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.

A detective constable cut the rope and laid the dead body on the floor. Lawyers for Eddie Gilfoyle said there was no hope of establishing the truth after he lost his latest attempt to be cleared of murdering his pregnant wife. Liverpool Family How to trick your kids into going to bed early on New Year’s Eve How to stick to bedtime without spoiling their fun.

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.