AN ORDINARY MAN. The McLeod-Lindsay Case

Author: McLeod-Lindsay (Alexander)
Year: 1984
Publisher: Hale & Iremonger
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Australian p/b edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 0868060771
Price: 20.00
Softcover. In 1964 in the Sydney suburb of Sylvania, a young woman and her 4yr. old son were brutally bashed in their own home. Two weeks later the husband and father was formally charged with the attempted murder of his wife. In March 1965, despite his wife's continued assertion of his innocence, he was convicted and sentenced to 18yrs. imprisonment. The man was Alexander McLeod-Lindsay. His case remained one of the most controversial and publicised in Australian criminal history. Lack of motive, conflicting circumstantial evidence and dubious forensic evidence have caused many to question the verdict, among them Lady Herron, wife of the then Chief Justice of NSW, the late Professor Peter Brett, Professor of Jurisprudence at Melbourne University, and the criminologist, Professor Gordon Hawkins of Sydney University's Law School. In 1973 McLeod-Lindsay was paroled. Still anxious to clear his name, he studied new evidence disclosed at the Inquiry into his case and began to question the Report of Mr Justice Lee - this book is the result. Illus., Sources and Index. 279pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Sl. sunned. Vg+ with no creasing to covers.


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