Early day motion 1284

CONVICTIONS OF KRISHNA MAHARAJ AND JONATHAN FLEMING

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Total number of signatures: 12

Bottomley, Peter Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Corbyn, Jeremy
Dobbin, Jim Durkan, Mark Flynn, Paul Hancock, Mike
Hopkins, Kelvin Llwyd, Elfyn McDonnell, John Meale, Alan

That this House notes with approval the release after 25 years behind bars in New York of Jonathan Fleming, who had been wrongly convicted for the death of his friend Darryl Rush in 1989; recognises that the prosecutors who reviewed the case in 2013 discovered the hotel receipt found by the police when they arrested him 25 years ago, proving that at the time of the murder he was 1,000 miles away; further notes that the eye witness admitted her testimony was a lie after the 1989 conviction; and invites prosecutors in Miami to review the case of Krishna Maharaj, wrongly convicted of murder in 1987, noting the evidence published at www.reprieve.org.uk/cases/krishnamaharaj/.