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Beyond Reasonable Doubt – Alexander McLeod Lindsey (1977)


In 1964 Alexander McLeod Lindsey was sentenced to 18 years in jail for the brutal bashing of his wife Pamela, who recovered but was severely brain damaged as a result. A judicial enquiry five years later upheld the original jury decision despite new evidence that cast even more doubt on whether the jury could have decided beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty.

Curator’s notes

The telegenic and elegant criminologist Professor Gordon Hawkins presents another case in his four-part series on possible miscarriages of justice. The other three include Leith Ratten, Ronald Ryan and Van Beelen.