In this incredible and moving memoir, a mother tells of her fight for justice to convict her daughter's murderer for a crime that he thought could never be punished. When her 22-year-old daughter, Julie, went missing in the night, Ann Ming was certain she had been murdered. Liaising with the police, looking after Julie's beloved three-year-old son, Ann waited desperately for news. Three months later she found her child's decomposing body behind a bath panel. A violent local man, Billy Dunlop, was tried for her murder but a series of blunders allowed him to walk free. Knowing he could not be tried again under the law of Double Jeopardy, he callously bragged about his 'perfect crime'. But Dunlop had not reckoned on Ann Ming! This is the extraordinary story of a fight for justice which she never gave up. A moving account of courage and determination, showing how much a mother's love can achieve.
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Ann Ming is a former nurse who has campaigned tirelessly to win justice for her murdered daughter Julie by overturning the 800 year old 'double jeopardy' rule enshrined in the Magna Carta. She was appointed an MBE for services to the criminal justice system in 2007. She lives in the North East with her husband Charlie.Review:
'It is one of those tales about how life can turn on a sixpence: one minute everything is dandy, the next all is darkness.' - Joe Joseph, The Times
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Book Description Brentwood Benson, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007262639