It’s been a bitter-sweet day for wrongful convictions today (16/9/22) with Derek Bromley’s leave to appeal his 38 year old murder conviction referred to the full Court (as we reported earlier) and Sue Neill-Fraser granted parole after 13 years in jail.
Neill-Fraser is the 34th prisoner granted parole in Tasmania this year, but the only one making headlines.
Wrongfulconvictionsreport.org has been reporting on her case since 2013, when Eve Ash’s documentary, Shadow of Doubt, first alerted the wider world of the error-riddled police investigation that led to her arrest, trial and conviction. Readers can browse our stories in the relevant section available from the menu on the right of this page.
The first responses from readers has been a uniform “hallelujah!” (one wrote with emphasis “halle-bloody-lujah!).
Neill-Fraser is expected to be released shortly, and obliged to abide by the parole conditions set out in the relevant regulations.