Wednesday, September 19, 2007
In the United Kingdom, in 1981, Ray Gilbert was jailed for the murder of a Liverpool bookmaker. Ever since, he has maintained his innocence. Sentenced to a minimum of 15 years, he has now served more than 25 because he refuses to admit to, and take responsibility for, the killing. Prisoner H10111, as he is known, currently resides in Kingston prison, Portsmouth, and is believed to be Britain's longest-serving prisoner claiming a wrongful conviction at the moment.
His supposed accomplice has been cleared by the court of appeal - and even the victim's father has grave doubts about the conviction. Isn't it time to reopen this case, asks Eamonn O'Neill… Read the article...