Wrongly Convicted Database Record

 

Julie Ferris

 

Charge:

Murder

Sentence:

Life Imprisonment

Years Imprisoned:

3

Year Crime:

Year Convicted:

2000

Year Cleared:

2004

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

United Kingdom

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Result:

Judicially Exonerated Released

Summary of Case:

"Julie Ferris was wrongly convicted in June 2000 of smothering two of her children. The prosecution relied on the expert testimony of discredited expert witness Sir Roy Meadows - the same expert whose erroneous testimony contributed ot the wrongful convictions of Sally Clark and Angela Cannings. Her conviction was reversed in May 2003 and she was released on bail pending a retrial, which was scheduled for November 2004. On August 6, 2004 the prosecution announced it was dropping all charges against Julie Ferris."

Conviction Caused By:

Erroneous expert testimony by Sir Roy Meadows linking her to the death of two of her children who died of natural causes.

Innocence Proved By:

"Conviction reversed by the Court of Appeals in May 2003 and a retrial ordered. The prosecution dropped all charges on August 6, 2004."

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Age When Imprisoned:

28

Age When Released:

32

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Information Source 1:

"Mother is Cleared of Murdering Her Babies, The Times, UK, Aug 9, 2004."

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"No Retrial For Mother, The Guardian, UK, Aug 9, 2004."

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Information Source 3:

"Hell of 'murders' 'mother, Andy Wilks (staff), The Sun UK, 08-09-2004"

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"http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004362625,,00.html"

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