Jonathan Jones

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Jonathon Jones was convicted of the murders of his girlfriends elderly parents who had been shot. He was convicted on the basis of six pieces of evidence. (1) He had been seen near the farmhouse a month before (allegedly planning), (2) his alibi changed and could not be corroborated by men he said he had spoken to, (3) there was a period of an hour where his presence was unknown when he could have been disposing of incriminating items, (4) the killer must have known the victims house, (5) his responses when told of the murder by police were viewed as suspicious, and (6) a print of his left thumb was found on a saucer in the victims house. His conviction was rendered unsafe due to the combined effects of wrongly admitted evidence, misdirections given to the jury, and new evidence that provided support for his initial alibi.

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  • Offence: Murder
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Gwent 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 1
  • Offence convicted of: Murder
  • Year of crime: 1993
  • Year of initial conviction: 1995
  • Year conviction was overturned: 1996
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
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  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Other
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Yes
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: None