Author Topic: Michelle and Lisa Taylor: partners in crime or miscarriage of justice victims?  (Read 240 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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    • http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fjohnnyvoid.wordpress.com%2F&ei=WTdUUo3IM6mY0QWYz4GADg&usg=AFQjCNE-8xtZuPAZ52VkntYOokH5da5MIA&bvm=bv.5353710
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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