Brian Parsons was convicted in 1988 of the murder of Ivy Batten in Devon. The evidence against Brian was barely non-existent, and that which did exist was of very dubious provenance. Brian’s case was referred back to the court of appeal by the CCRC in 1998. The appeal was rejected in December 1999.
- Hammer murder loses appeal: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/570267.stm
- Murder conviction is sent to appeal court: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/murder-conviction-is-sent-to-appeal-court-1189021.html
- Man loses appeal over hammer killing of woman: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/man-loses-appeal-over-hammer-killing-of-woman-1133192.html
- Murder conviction questioned by investigative duo: http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2007/news/murder-conviction-questioned-by-investigative-duo/