Keith Twitchell

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Keith Twitchell was convicted of manslaughter and robbery. He claimed that he had been forced to make a confession by police officers. The conviction was overturned when the credibility of police witnesses was brought into question. This was based on findings of serious and systematic corruption within the police.

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  • Offence: Other Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 12
  • Offence convicted of: Manslaughter and robbery
  • Year of crime: 1985
  • Year of initial conviction: 1982
  • Year conviction was overturned: 1999
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
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  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence undermining the reliability of a confession, Evidence casting doubt on the integrity of police
  • Compensation: Yes
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  • Crown argued case at CofA: No
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Application for leave to appeal refused in 1983