FALSELY ACCUSED Three different murders. 14 year old Elsie Frost in Wakefield in 1965, 16 year old Gladys Merrick in Barnsley in 1943 and 52 year old Julia Wallace in Liverpool in 1931. One common link: An innocent man accused of the crime. Falsely Accused - What must it feel like to be arrested and accused of a murder that you didn’t commit? In this book, three such men - falsely accused - were eventually acquitted and freed by the justice system but were they ever truly “free” again? It would appear that sometimes the “Court of Public Opinion” is a far harsher critic than any Court of Justice. If the community decides that “there is no smoke without fire” and that you “got away with murder” there is no need for any real evidence to be produced or for the benefit of an assumption of innocence to be given. In their eyes you are guilty and always will be. What effect does that have on your life? This book takes a look at how being falsely accused of murder affected the lives of Ian Bernard Spencer, Fred Barlow and William Herbert Wallace.
- Publication Date
- Oct 31, 2023
- Biographies & Memoirs
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Jeannette Hensby