Shane Stepon Smith

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Shane Stepon Smith was convicted of attempted rape and burglary with intent to rape. The only evidence was his confession, which he alleged at trial was untrue. On appeal, evidence was introduced from two psychologists who concluded that there were serious doubts as to the reliability of his confession, and his conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Unknown 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 8
  • Offence convicted of: Attempted rape, burglary with intent to rape
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1993
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
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  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence undermining the reliability of a confession
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful application for leave to appeal in 1993