Murder conviction overturned in Gibraltar

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A LOCAL man of 44 who was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment earlier this year has had his appeal upheld.

Judges declined to allow reporting on the reason for deciding that the conviction was unsafe but the Court has called for a retrial of the man whose original defence was that he had acted in self-defence.

 

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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