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Eddie Gilfoyle: Another notorious murder case turned down by the CCRC. Eddie Gilfoyle spent 18 years inside and his case is one of the most bizarre in UK criminal history … ‘My brother has been convicted for a crime that didn’t happen.’ Panorama: Last Chance for Justice, BBC 2018
‘The prosecution’s case is that before Eddie went to work he asked his wife Paula into the garage. Somehow Eddie had persuaded Paula to write a suicide letter in her own handwriting and asked her to walk up the ladder, put a rope around her neck and without any struggle or intoxication allow herself to be hung.’ ibid. Eddie’s solicitor
Key evidence was not disclosed. ibid.
People who are going to commit suicide go to extraordinary lengths to ensure a death that’s neat, tidy, with no loose ends. Mind you, that could be said of murderers are well. Trial & Error: Eddie Gilfoyle, Channel 4 1996
On 4th June 1992 the body of Paula Gilfoyle was found in the garage of the home she shared with her husband Eddie … Paul was 33. She was also 8 and a half months pregnant. ibid.
‘Dear Eddie, I’ve decided to put an end to everything and in doing so ended a chapter in my life …’ ibid.
There were no signs of a struggle. ibid.
The Merseyside police investigation was so shoddy, idle and just plain wrong that they were themselves investigated by another police force … A Keystone comedy of errors. ibid.