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Hugh Callaghan

 

Charge:

Murder

Sentence:

Life Imprisonment

Years Imprisoned:

16

Year Crime:

Year Convicted:

1975

Year Cleared:

1991

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

United Kingdom

County or Region of Crime:

England

City of Crime:

Birmingham

Result:

Judicially Exonerated Released

Summary of Case:

Hugh Callaghan was one of the Birmingham Six. Convicted in August 1975 of bombing two Birmingham city centre pubs in which 21 people died. Their convictions were reversed in 1991 based on overwhelming evidence of their innocence.

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Skin/Ethnicity:

White

Information Source 1:

Innocent UK website

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http://www.innocent.org.uk/cases/birmingham6/

Information Source 2:

"The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions and Testimony, Gisli H. Gudjonsson, John Wiley & Sons, 1992, p. 268-273"

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