99 Months. The Case of the Sydney Double Murders - download pdf or read online

By Ram Tiwary

ISBN-10: 9814634751

ISBN-13: 9789814634755

On 15 September 2003, Singaporean scholars on the collage of recent South Wales in Sydney, Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Tay Chow Lyang, have been brutally murdered of their house. greater than 8 months later, their housemate and fellow Singaporean, Ram Tiwary, used to be arrested for his or her murders. even supposing Ram proclaimed innocence, he was once came across in charge in 2006 and sentenced to existence imprisonment. A profitable charm overturned the conviction and provided him a retrial, which additionally led to a in charge verdict in 2009. yet simply days after the second one allure in 2012, the hot South Wales courtroom of legal attraction overturned the 2009 conviction and acquitted him. He was once published after spending ninety nine months in greatest defense prison. What occurred within the court that forced the main senior judges within the country to overturn homicide convictions inside of an afternoon of the hearings? From the police claims of 'losing' proof from facts safes, revelations within the court that the DPP had hidden...

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More importantly for me, there are people out there who know what happened, but have thus far ignored repeated pleas to assist the police by giving statements, or even to identify themselves. I hope that this book will help to jog people’s memories, or prompt them to lighten their conscience. THERE AND BACK AGAIN IT’S HARD TO get used to it. The peeking, the sideways glances, the quick look-aways, the nudge-and-whispers. I have become largely inured to them, but it is impossible to completely overcome the self-consciousness.

Some, such as the housemates at the new place where I was staying, found out after a while. My solution was to tell them that I simply returned home to the crime scene, and was spared from narrating more garish details. In my naivety, I had no idea that the police would ever seriously consider me a suspect and exploit my discomfort at narrating the details about the murders as fodder for allegations of ‘changing my story’. Because I was at the apartment when the murders happened, I understood it was inevitable that the police would have to consider me a suspect prima facie, but to this day I still do not understand why they would pursue me as the prime suspect at the expense of all the other leads that they had.

I quoted Anne Rice on the opening page on how suffering changes us not because I think I am a very ‘deep’ person now, but because my experience has made me realise how carefree I was before and how life took me to the brink and left me so changed. My natural inclination had always been to take things at face value. That trust is gone now, and I feel that I have lost something precious. I was arrested eight-and-a-half months after the murders, at the age of 25 years and 9 days. Being told that you might live the rest of your life within the confines of four walls is a lot for someone of that age to take, perhaps for anyone to take.

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