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Author Skelly, George.
Title Murderers or Martyrs.
Imprint Waterside Press, 2012.

Subject Devlin, Edward (Edward Francis) -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Burns, Alfred, 1930-1952 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Rimmer, Alice.
Trials (Murder) -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 20th century.
Judicial error -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Homicide investigation -- England -- Liverpool.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; About the Author; The author of the Foreword; Acknowledgements; Witness Statements; Foreword By Lord Goldsmith; Preface; Introduction; Prologue; CONSPIRACY; The Fateful Journey to Liverpool; Murder at No. 7 and the First Suspect; Balmer Takes Control; The Conspiracy Begins; Devlin and Burns Arrested and Charged with Murder; The Committal Proceedings Commence; The Hearing is Postponed; The Committal Hearing Continues; More Damning Prosecution Evidence; Police Give Their Evidence; A Meeting in the Cells with the Hatchet Man; The Prison Letters (or Home Thoughts from Abroad)
More Balmer-Planted Press StoriesDAMNATION; The Trial Begins; The Case for the Crown; More Lies; PICTURE SECTION; Marie Milne in the Witness Box; More Crown Witnesses in the Box; Thomas Rimmer's Version; The "Expert" Witness Testifies; Balmer's Boys in the Box; Rose Heilbron Opens the Defence Case; Devlin (and the Cosh) in the Witness Box; Death of Juror's Mother Causes Postponement of the Trial; Alan Campbell Testifies in Support of the Accuseds' Alibi; Where are Alan Campbell's Statement and His Indictment?; Burns' Examination-In-Chief by Junior Counsel
"If I Were You Burns I Should Try Not to be Clever" -- JudgeGoldie QC Acting More Like the Prosecutor; Heilbron's Closing Speech for Devlin; "He May be a Thief ... "; Goldie and the Relevance of George Bernard Shaw's "Joan of Arc"; Summing-Up, Verdict and Sentence; How "Expert" is the Expert Witness Evidence?; The Appeal and "Justice-in-a-Jiffy" Goddard; A One-Man Private Inquiry is Ordered; Last Minute Pleading in Vain; Epilogue and the Shame of the CCRC; Index; The Cardiff Five; The Cameo Conspiracy; Back cover
Summary Charged with the "Cranborne Road murder" of Wavertree widow Alice Rimmer, two Manchester youths were hastily condemned by a Liverpool jury on the police-orchestrated lies of a criminal and two malleable young women. George Skelly's detailed account of the warped trial, predictable appeal result courtesy of 'hanging judge' Lord Goddard and the whitewash secret inquiry will enrage all who believe in justice. And if the men's prison letters (including from the condemned cells) sometimes make you laugh, they will make you weep far longer.
ISBN 1299613535 (electronic bk.)
9781299613539 (electronic bk.)
9781908162311 (electronic bk.)
1908162317 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 844431615
Additional Format Print version: 9781299613539