Huddersfield: The Murder of Dorothy Wood

In May 1996, ninety-four year old Dorothy Wood said goodnight to her care worker who had come by to get her ready for bed. Profoundly deaf and crippled by arthritis, Dorothy struggled to complete even the most simplest of household tasks, but she was adamant she would keep her independence. The following morning when family friends arrived to help her out of bed and get her breakfast, they found that someone had broken into the house and Dorothy had been murdered. It would not take long for police to hone in on a suspect, but would they have the right man?


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SOURCES

GENERAL

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/who-killed-dorothy-wood-crime-14184036

 

CAUGHT 1998

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/235721.stm


CLEARED

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/experts-unique-earprint-evidence-overturned-as-courts-clear-man-of-murder-74963.html

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/murder-spinster-stays-mystery-5092265

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1452346/Expert-evidence-flaws-clear-earprint-killer.html


EVIDENCE

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jan/23/ukcrime1

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-look-dorothys-murder-case-5063931

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1364060/Prisoners-to-appeal-as-unique-earprint-evidence-is-discredited.html


COURT OF APPEALS

http://netk.net.au/UK/Dallagher.asp


FREED AFTER 7 YEARS

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/cleared-murder-after-seven-years-5092262 

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/judge-frees-earprint-murder-case-man-1-2540588

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/man-convicted-on-ear-prints-is-freed-185827.html

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