Susan May is Innocent
On the 26th of April 2005 - Susan May walked free from prison after serving 12 years for a murder she did not commit. She is still fighting from the outside to clear her name and for justice to be done.
"Freed To Fight On"
"I am pleased to be free from prison but in reality I will not be totally free until this injustice is recognised and my name cleared. I was fitted up by Oldham police and I have been failed by the justice system - a system I trusted and which I have to have hope in because I believe the truth will come out.
For 13 years there are people in my area who have refused to come forward and tell what they know about Aunty's murder - they know who they are. I understand they wanted to protect their own but they have helped to keep me in prison for 12 years for a crime I am innocent of. Shame on them and shame on those professionals who perjured themselves on oath, who fabricated evidence and conveniently "lost" crucial evidence in order to convict me. My Aunty deserved much better than that, they denied her justice!
The love and support of my family, friends and many others has sustained me throughout this nightmare and I thank them all.
My fight goes on, I will not be silent and I am not going away! Read by Susan May after her release"
The case briefly:-
On the 12 March 1992 at 9.30 am Susan went, as she did every morning, to check that her aunt Hilda was out of bed, and to give her her lunch. On going into the house she found her aunt dead on her bed in the downstairs room, viciously beaten about the head and face, with the lower parts of her body uncovered. A burglar had ransacked the house, tipping out drawers and cupboards. 18 days later, Susan was arrested for the murder. 80 local people immediately volunteered character references to her kind and caring nature.
The police spent seven or eight days looking for the burglar without success. They built their case against Susan around three stains on the wall in the dining room (used as her aunt's bedroom), one of which contained Susan's fingerprint and which they said was blood. They said it had not looked like a real burglary as no money had been taken - a fact only pointed out to them by Susan herself. Her motive was said to have been to get a half share with her sister in her aunt's house to spend on her boyfriend.
Susan believed that the British Justice System was the best in the world and that, being innocent, she had no need to fear. Her solicitor must have thought the same for his preparation for this murder trial required him to call only one witness-Susan's daughter. The prosecution used several expert witnesses.
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