By Ram Tiwary
On 15 September 2003, Singaporean scholars on the college of recent South Wales in Sydney, Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Tay Chow Lyang, have been brutally murdered of their condo. greater than 8 months later, their housemate and fellow Singaporean, Ram Tiwary, used to be arrested for his or her murders. even if Ram proclaimed innocence, he was once stumbled on to blame in 2006 and sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment. A winning allure overturned the conviction and presented him a retrial, which additionally led to a accountable verdict in 2009. yet simply days after the second one attraction in 2012, the recent South Wales court docket of legal charm overturned the 2009 conviction and acquitted him. He was once published after spending ninety nine months in greatest defense prison. What occurred within the court docket that pressured the main senior judges within the country to overturn homicide convictions inside an afternoon of the hearings? From the police claims of 'losing' facts from facts safes, revelations within the court docket that the DPP had hidden...
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It is funny how the mind works, what it latches on to and what it remembers – the digital speedometer of the police car that took me to Maroubra Police Station mesmerised me for the entire 10-minute journey. I recall that it did not register speeds below 4km/h. I was at the station until 11pm, undergoing an ERISP (electronically recorded interview) and voluntary forensic procedure. EARLIER IN THE DAY From speaking to Chow Lyang’s and Tony’s classmates, friends and relatives, the police discovered that both were creatures of habit, particularly when it came to their studies.
When we were at the top of the stairs, I saw… Tony had opened the back door behind the driver’s seat and he got into the car. There were three people in this car. ” Choy later said that one of the Asian passengers was female. When asked at the Committal proceedings by my barrister, Chris Hogg, about the atmosphere at the car, Choy described it as “tense”. When this same question was put to Choy at my first trial, Crown Prosecutor Tim Hoyle, Senior Counsel (SC), jumped up and objected before Choy could answer, ensuring that the jury would never hear the description of the circumstances by the last witness to see Tony alive.
55pm, after which Tony spoke to a few classmates. Tony informed K. Teo that he was cancelling the group meeting scheduled for 2pm. Teo told the police he assumed that since they lived together, Tony was cancelling on behalf of Chow Lyang as well. Tony, however, did not say anything to him, nor anyone else, about Chow Lyang’s absence from the lecture nor give any reason why he cancelled the meeting. Another classmate who briefly spoke to Tony after the lecture described his attitude as “uneasy” and “shaking side to side”.
99 Months. The Case of the Sydney Double Murders by Ram Tiwary