Gary Higgins

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Gary Higgins and a co-defendant were convicted of murder after a victim was shot outside a pub. The prosecution case relied strongly on evidence of an eyewitness, who stated that Mr Higgins and his co-defendant had referred to the shooting during a car journey prior to the incident, and gave incriminating evidence regarding the co-defendants actions at the pub before and after the shooting.

On appeal, Mr Higgins and his co-defendant were both acquitted after producing material that discredited the evidence that the witness had given, including discredited evidence the witness gave in another trial involving someone else implicated in the shooting. Evidence undermining the credibility of the witness was said to have been kept from the defence before trial.

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  • Offence: Murder
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Gender: M
  • Offence convicted of: Murder
  • Year of crime: 2006
  • Year of initial conviction: 2006
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2016
  • Affirmative evidence of innocence: N
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Post Office Case: N
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Y
  • Retrial: N
  • Previous appeals: Previous appeal dismissed