What happens if the law gets it wrong? As two men found out in their fight for justice, it can move very slowly
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Why this story
The burden of proof for prosecution is such that it is natural to expect wrongful prosecutions rarely happen. But they do. And when they do, the law is often not as quick to correct itself as it was to prosecute in the first place.
This is the staggering story of a time the law got it wrong, and an illuminating illustration of how difficult it can be to undo the damage. What happens to those caught at the centre of it?
How we got here
This is the case of two men with first hand accounts of what happened the night of the crime, the expert testimony of the barrister and investigators that helped build their case and the looming question of: what would have happened if these resources weren’t available to the men?
A bill for my brother
When Alex Henry was convicted of murder under the legal concept of Joint Enterprise, his sister Charlotte did what she had to do. She became a lawyer
Sensemaker: Substantial injustice
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