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Paula Gilfoyle
23 December 2010 Last updated at 05:31 ET
Wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle is released from prison

Eddie Gilfoyle
Eddie Gilfoyle lost two appeals against his conviction
A man who has always maintained he was wrongly convicted of murdering his pregnant wife has been released from prison on parole.

Eddie Gilfoyle was found guilty of killing his wife Paula, 32, who was found hanged in the garage of the couple’s home in Upton, Wirral in 1992.

Prosecutors claimed he had fooled her into writing a suicide note before tying a noose round her neck.

The parole board said Gilfoyle cannot speak to the media.

He was released from Sudbury Prison in Derbyshire on Wednesday with certain conditions attached to his licence.

Campaigners for his release said both Gilfoyle and those around him had been banned from speaking out.

Paul Craddick, Gilfoyle’s brother-in-law, said: “We are not able to provide a response because the Parole Board has imposed a condition on Eddie’s life licence that prohibits him contacting the media either directly or indirectly whether this is regarding his release or his appeal.”

‘Miscarriage of justice’The Ministry of Justice said it did not comment on individual cases.

Gilfoyle, who has had two appeals against his conviction rejected, has always denied murder, insisting his wife took her own life.

During the trial in 1992, a psychiatrist testified that it was highly unlikely a heavily pregnant woman would hang herself.

The prosecution said Gilfoyle, a Falklands veteran, had persuaded his wife to climb a ladder in their garage with a noose around her neck.

The rope later went missing and was never tested for DNA.

Paula Gilfoyle
Paula Gilfoyle died at her home in Upton in 1992

During Gilfoyle’s second appeal in 2000, his solicitor Michael Mansfield told the judges crucial evidence in the case was destroyed or not kept.

It was one of the features that had “bedevilled” the case, he said.

However, the appeal court did not rule in his favour.

Two years ago, a former police officer, Alison Halford, 67, who was assistant chief constable of Merseyside Police at the time, said there was a “huge miscarriage of justice”.

She said that in meeting Gilfoyle’s family, “I recognised a genuine belief that Gilfoyle was the victim of a huge miscarriage of justice”.

Throughout his incarceration, various groups have campaigned for his release, adamant he was not guilty.

The parole board spokesman added: “The ban on speaking to the media is quite a common licence condition,” he said.

“A high-profile prisoner, on release, could speak to the media which could then lead to a situation where they could re-offend.

“They cannot speak to the media but a ban is not put on anyone connected to them,” he added.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12065854


using the number/letter grid:

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J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Paula Gilfoyle

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her path of destiny / how she learned what she was here to learn = 61 = Missing.  Vanishing.  Disappearing.

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