Emma Bates is Innocent
INNOCENT MOTHER OF TWO CONVICTED AS JURY SLEPT!
On 27th November 2009 Emma Bates, a loving mother of two and dedicated Nursery Nurse was convicted of murdering her partner Wayne Hill when he attacked her with a knife. And sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
The only evidence against Emma was hear say from three people who were not even there at the time and could not even agree on the events they say happened! There were no finger prints on the weapon in fact no forensic evidence what so ever to convict. The prosecution offered to drop the murder charge if Emma pleaded guilty to Manslaughter. Emma refused as she is innocent, so how did a Jury find Emma guilty of Murder when the prosecution did not believe she was? Please log on to http://www.emmabatesisinnocent.co.uk and make up your own mind.
Some points to remember:
1. Emma’s finger prints were not on the knife.
2. All of the evidence given by Wayne’s brother Steven was disproved in court under cross examination by the defence.
3. Wayne was 4 times over the legal drink drive limit and had cocaine in his system, emma was well under the drink drive limit and never took drugs.
4. The hearsay evidence was from Wayne’s closest friends who said that Emma was a violent person so let bad character in through the back door. Emma was with her previous partner for 6 years and he gave a statement saying Emma had NEVER threatened him and so did the father of Emma’s two children who she was with for 4 years before this. Emma was only with Wayne for 8 months. If you take a look at Emma’s website there are numerous character statements from colleagues and friends saying how gentle and kind Emma is.
5. Of the two Jury members who fell asleep, one was the forman of the Jury and the other was illiterate. They also talked openly about talking to each other of an evening by phone. The Judge did nothing at all and did not even speak to them after it was pointed out by the defence.
6. Wayne’s family and friends were allowed to smoke with the Jury during breaks.
7. The prosecution hid evidence from the defence in the court room. When asked for the knife and knife block the prosecution stated that it was not present in the court room as they were concerned for the safety of the Judge! In fact it was hidden under their bench but was spotted by a police officer and Emma’s family had to point this out to the court.
There is so much more to this case it beggars believe as to how a conviction for murder was arrived at.
Please log on to http://www.emmabatesisinnocent.co.uk and see for yourself if you agree. Also there is a link at the top of the page to add your name to the growing petition for Emma’s case to be reviewed.