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Yorkshire Ripper 'wrongly convicted of murder'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/02/2010

David Brown

"Peter Sutcliffe was wrongly convicted of murder and may be safe for release less than 30 years after admitting killing 13 women, medical evidence presented to the High Court concluded yesterday. Details of the legal proceedings that the Yorkshire Ripper hopes will pave the way for his freedom can be reported for the first time after a judge lifted a secrecy order.

"Sutcliffe, 63, will learn within months the minimum time that he must spend in custody before he can be considered for parole. A judge at his trial in 1981 recommended 30 years, which would have made him eligible to apply for release in January next year, but no formal tariff was set.

"Mr Justice Mitting told the High Court yesterday that a psychiatrist's report might also form the basis for Sutcliffe to appeal against his murder convictions. The Ripper has been accused of hoodwinking psychiatrists into believing that voices from God had ordered him to kill prostitutes."

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"Yorkshire Ripper 'wrongly convicted of murder'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/yorkshire-ripper-wrongly-convicted-of-murder-