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

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. More On Upton Wirral Crime. Echo Arena One year on: 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.

She was eight-and-a-half months pregnant. Speaking to the Guardian inPiper said the idea of her mixing up the two sisters, as suggested by the police, was ridiculous.

November 25 Although he was freed in DecemberEddie will never be free until his name is cleared and we as the Eddie Gilfoyle Campaign will not stop until justice eddis served.

Following Paula’s death, members of her family approached the police saying they did not believe she had taken her own life. They listed nine alleged flaws by Merseyside police in their investigation into the death and expressed their “real and substantial concerns about the safety of Gilfoyle’s conviction”. 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.

No such course existed and Gilfoyle has always denied telling his wife that it did. 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. She retired soon after and now advises the Conservatives on home affairs. Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 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.


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. 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. 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.

A booklet about the case, produced by the veteran campaigner Paul MayChair of the Eddie Gilfoyle Support Groupis available for you to download here: We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details.

But she is still adamant that she saw Paula Gilfoyle the day she died.

Nineteen days after Paula’s death, on 23 June, a forensic scientist, Phillip Rydeard was at the Gilfoyle home gilfogle the police. Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Crime Taxi driver bitten in the face by passenger who stole his car and crashed it The private hire giltoyle was left with facial injuries before his attacker drove off in the stolen car.

He had alibis for the rest of the day and the prosecution’s case was that he killed his wife before leaving for work. A gilfotle 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. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. The original paragraph said that he judged the letter to be a fake before the trial, but Professor Canter said that gilfotle was an oversimplification.


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. She also calls for “those responsible for his wrongful conviction to be called to account”.

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Eddie and Paula Gilfoyle on their wedding day, left. He says that, with the single, possible, exception of the Roberto Calvi case, he had not come across an instance of murder by hanging in 38 years’ practice. Whatever happened afterwards, there is no doubt that Eddie Gilfoyle was at work — an gilfoylr drive from home — at around Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe.

Already a subscriber or registered access user? In a later statement, Rydeard said he discussed the possibility of finding other significant evidence, “such as ropes”. Please update your billing information. Canter believes his gilfoylf influenced the CPS.

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Watch on BBC iPlayer here. The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. 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.

Start your free trial. He recalls looking into the drawer in which the rope was subsequently found and it was not there.

In a giilfoyle of fate, the brother-in-law, Paul Caddick, is a former police sergeant who spent a career building up cases against criminals. You are currently logged out. Dr Bernard Knight is a retired professor of forensic pathology. In the evening of 4 Juneyear-old Paula Gilfoyle was found hanging from a beam in the garage of the family home in Upton, Wirral. When other police gjlfoyle arrived at the scene they had no doubt the death was a suicide.