Author Topic: Michelle and Lisa Taylor: partners in crime or miscarriage of justice victims?  (Read 2359 times)

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Offline Steve_uk

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On Monday June 3rd 1991 bank clerk Alison O' Shaughnessey was found stabbed 54 times at her Battersea, London flat. She had most likely opened the door to her killer and hit from behind unawares. After Police found that a local girl, 19-year-old Michelle Taylor, had been having an affair with the victim's husband, a case was made against her and her sister Lisa, alleging that the latter had acted as lookout whilst Michelle perpetrated the killing. The girls were convicted of the crime in July 1992 but freed on appeal in 1993 on the grounds of prejudicial press coverage.

There's a video of the story here:  https://youtu.be/nYcNw_y2q7I

..and a more sympathetic appraisal here, however forced the girls' smiles appear as they emerge from court at the Old Bailey as free young women once again.  http://www.nickdavies.net/1993/06/01/a-murder-and-a-miscarriage/
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there doesnt seem to be much diispye that it was a misscareege of justice.

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there doesnt seem to be much diispye that it was a misscareege of justice.
Given that the victim didn't seem to have any enemies I wonder who the other perpetrator could be?

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how do we know he dident have enemys he may of had loads.

obviosly somebody like him.

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how do we know he dident have enemys he may of had loads.

obviosly somebody like him.
Well if you're talking about the husband Bernard why kill his wife? She didn't have an enemy in the world. It was Michelle Taylor who wanted to marry him and thought that with Alison out of the way she could make her move. Alison had been killed after collecting her mail, so it wasn't a random attack. Why did Michelle enter the flat with Bernard anyway if not to create some kind of alibi when the body was discovered, and why bend down over the body and contaminate the forensic evidence? It's all very mysterious..http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/my-daughters-killers-never-to-go-behind-bars-26209973.html
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nick davies has writtan a lot on this they were clearly noj victems as far as i can see

you have bernard o moheney vs nick davies no contest really.
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nick davies has writtan a lot on this they were clearly noj victems as far as i can see

you have bernard o moheney vs nick davies no contest really.
I'd be interested to read the sources.

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A young Irish ingénue who admitted her killers, two streetwise girls with a deep innate trust as one kept lookout whilst the other indulged in overkill, stabbing the victim fifty-four times with three fatal wounds, then hurrying back to the clinic to create the alibi, their place of work where they had witnessed death close at hand, which only inured Michelle in her own mind to the crime she had just committed. https://youtu.be/RI6JmXlquQA

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What a depressing story. The evidence is rather clear they done it. To release them on prejudicial media cover and a lousy piece of paper is just grossly negligent of the appeal court.
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"A theory without facts is fantasy"

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A young Irish ingénue who admitted her killers, two streetwise girls with a deep innate trust as one kept lookout whilst the other indulged in overkill, stabbing the victim fifty-four times with three fatal wounds, then hurrying back to the clinic to create the alibi, their place of work where they had witnessed death close at hand, which only inured Michelle in her own mind to the crime she had just committed. https://youtu.be/RI6JmXlquQA

Mahoney is the ex boyfriend of one of them so not exactly an impartial source.

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I wonder if the fact that the victim was an Irish citizen might have coloured the judicial Establishment's view of the crime and made mitigation more likely.

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I wonder if the fact that the victim was an Irish citizen might have coloured the judicial Establishment's view of the crime and made mitigation more likely.

i very much doubt it.

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i very much doubt it.
You have to go back to the circumstances prevailing at the time with many warrants prepared by the British legal establishment requesting the extradition of terrorist suspects rejected by the Irish government on some technicality. There would be very little backlash in this country upon the release of the sisters, who were involved in a cabal and very unlikely to talk, as has been proven over the years.
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You have to go back to the circumstances prevailing at the time with many warrants prepared by the British legal establishment requesting the extradition of terrorist suspects rejected by the Irish government on some technicality. There would be very little backlash in this country upon the release of the sisters, who were involved in a cabal and very unlikely to talk, as has been proven over the years.

it couldent be somthing to do the law could like the appeal court thinking there trail was unfair like a national touching up up photos and things like that.

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it couldent be somthing to do the law could like the appeal court thinking there trail was unfair like a national touching up up photos and things like that.
Well that was the official line. I think the lawyers knew they were never going to crack the case without a confession and the warders became uneasy about the silence emanating from both sisters.