Julie Ferris

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Julie Ferris was convicted of the murder of her two children. The prosecution relied on expert testimony of a now discredited witness (Sir Roy Meadow) who said that there were “clear markers” that the children had been deliberately choked by their mother. On appeal, evidence suggested the babies could have died of a rare form of epilepsy and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Murder
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: F
  • Years in prison: 2
  • Offence convicted of: Murder
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 2000
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: 28
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence undermining forensic science
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unknown