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Kathleen Bailey



Conspiracy to cause grevious bodily harm


2 years

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Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Kathleen Bailey was codefendant of Reginald Dudley, Robert Maynard and Charles Clarke. Dudley was convicted in 1977 of conspiracy related to the 1974 murder of Michael "Micky" Cornwall that Reginald and Maynard were wrongly convicted of committing. Bailey was convicted of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm to Cornwall and given a suspended two year prison sentence. She served no time in prison. The Criminal Case Review Commission referred their case to the Court of Appeals on June 21, 2000. The convictions of the four were quashed by the Court of Appeal on July 17, 2002."

Conviction Caused By:

"Police fabricated confessions allegedly made by Reg Dudley and Bob Maynard, and in exchange for a lighter sentence, a jailhouse snitch fabricated an alleged confession by the two men to the two murders."

Innocence Proved By:

"Court of Appeals quashed conviction on July 17, 2002, after referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission"

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Information Source 1:

"R. v. Robert Maynard, Reginald Dudley, Kathleen Bailey and Charles Clarke [2002] EWCA Crim 1942"

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Information Source 2:

"Torso Murder Convictions Quashed," Vikram Dodd, Guardian Unlimited, London, July 17, 2002"

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"Kathleen Bailey, Criminal Case Review Commission referred cases database (last viewed Feb. 1, 2014)"

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