Overturn Eddie Gilfoyle's Conviction and Hold Police Accountable
News sources just revealed that British police for 17 years withheld evidence that likely would have acquitted a man accused of killing his wife and staging her suicide.
The evidence in question is Mrs. Gilfoyle's diary, revealing she'd had previous thoughts of suicide. The Telegraph says Merseyside Police declined to comment, but it is believed the force had the diary in possession in 1994, keeping it secret while Gilfoyle twice appealed his conviction.
After his release from prison in 2010, Gilfoyle reaffirmed his innocence at a House of Lords press conference, adding, "I will always be a prisoner while this conviction is over my head."
Despite this new evidence, the conviction of Eddie Gilfoyle, who spent 18 years behind bars, still stands.
Now that the truth is finally out about the police's botched investigation and coverup, it is past time for the Courts to confirm Gilfoyle's innocence.
Tell British Courts to Overturn Gilfoyle's Conviction and hold Merseyside Police Accountable.
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We, the undersigned, are very disturbed about the new revelations, supporting earlier claims and evidence, showing that the Merseyside police not only caused Eddie Gilfoyles conviction for the murder of his wife, but prevented the success of his appeals.
Gilfoyle's sister, Susan Caddick says that what the police have done is "outrageous." They sent her brother to prison, and she says she is "absolutely furious."
We, along with the evidence recently revealed, agree with her that "It is high time the case was put back to the Court of Appeal."
Furthermore, we request that Eddie Gilfoyle's murder conviction be overturned and that the police responsible for the coverup be held responsible. We support Gilfoyle's request that the Criminal Cases Review Commission refer his case to the Court of Appeal, without further delay.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.