Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kevin Nunn: U.K. The Independent reports on the loss of his court battle for forensic tests eight years after his conviction for murder.

STORY:  "Kevin Nunn: Lifer loses forensic tests fight eight years after murder conviction," by reporters Brian Farmer and Cathy Gordon published by The Independent on June 18, 2014.

GIST:  "A salesman serving life in prison for murdering his former girlfriend has lost a fight at the UK's highest court to have key forensic exhibits retested.
Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected an appeal by Kevin Nunn, who was convicted in 2006 of the murder of Dawn Walker after her partially clothed body was found on the bank of the River Lark in Suffolk, but he claims he is innocent. Nunn's legal team were trying to force Suffolk Police to give them access to key forensic evidence linked to the case that they said was not properly examined at the time. This includes sperm found on Miss Walker's body after she died in February 2005, from which the original investigators were unable to get a full DNA profile."

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"The Supreme Court of England and Wales has today ruled in the case of Kevin Nunn, an important ruling concerning the right of a convicted prisoner to access evidence in his case after he has been tried, and lost an appeal. Nunn had applied to the CCRC, claiming to be innocent of the murder of his girlfriend in 2005. Nunn is serving a life sentence for the murder. The CCRC denied a request to DNA test fluids found on the victim’s body. Nunn then applied through the Courts to gain access to the evidence in his case to have it re-tested (at his own expense). The Supreme Court this morning were ruling on whether he had the right to demand this evidence from the police and Crown.


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