Yusef Abdullahi

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Tony Paris, Yusef Abdullahi and Stephen Miller were convicted of the murder of Lynette White, a 20 year old sex worker, who was found mutilated in her flat. Stephen was questioned for 14 hours before confessing (police bullied and hectored Miller to get him to confess in a way judges were “horrified” by). The case against the men comprised accounts of eyewitnesses, confessions to civilians, and Millers recorded confession. Following the convictions the main eyewitnesses and civilians withdrew their evidence (and pled guilty to perjury, claiming that they had been pressured by the police). Subsequently Jeffrey Gafoor was traced through DNA analysis and he admitted the crime.

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  • Offence: Murder
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: South Glamorgan 
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 2
  • Offence convicted of: Murder
  • Year of crime: 1988
  • Year of initial conviction: 1990
  • Year conviction was overturned: 1992
  • Affirmative evidence of innocence: Y
  • Age when imprisoned: 28
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: DNA evidence, Evidence undermining the reliability of a confession, Evidence casting doubt on the integrity of police, Evidence relating to the reliability of witness testimony.
  • Compensation: Yes
  • Link to compensation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-15173096#:~:text=Some%20of%20the%20five%20men,was%20paid%20only%20%C2%A3250%2C000.
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Yes