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 though Ram proclaimed innocence, he was once came upon accountable in 2006 and sentenced to existence imprisonment. A profitable allure overturned the conviction and provided him a retrial, which additionally led to a responsible verdict in 2009. yet simply days after the second one allure in 2012, the recent South Wales court docket of felony charm overturned the 2009 conviction and acquitted him. He was once published after spending ninety nine months in greatest protection prison. What occurred within the court that pressured the main senior judges within the nation to overturn homicide convictions inside of an afternoon of the hearings? From the police claims of 'losing' proof from facts safes, revelations within the court that the DPP had hidden...
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By this time, another two of Tony’s classmates, S. Murray and J. Choy, had left the lecture theatre and reached three-quarters of the way up the steep concrete stairs that led from the university grounds to a gate that opened onto Willis Street. It was about 2pm. J. Choy, who had known Tony for over two years, told the police: “… I saw Tony coming up the stairs behind me. He was moving up the stairs quickly. ’ Tony didn’t answer me and he seemed preoccupied with something else. Usually he would answer me straight away and he would usually be smiling or have a grin.
And now, right after being completely unnerved by that first incomprehensible sight, I was confronted by another that seemed to have come out of nowhere, with no explanation. My mind was pushed to a state close to delirium. I DON’T KNOW how long I must have stared at Chow Lyang’s body before my brain and hands started working again. For some reason, the image of one of his slippers lying near his head, stuck in the pool of blood, would visit me in my dreams for weeks. Feeling light-headed, I locked the back door, struggling to rationalise what I was seeing.
My mind was pushed to a state close to delirium. I DON’T KNOW how long I must have stared at Chow Lyang’s body before my brain and hands started working again. For some reason, the image of one of his slippers lying near his head, stuck in the pool of blood, would visit me in my dreams for weeks. Feeling light-headed, I locked the back door, struggling to rationalise what I was seeing. I checked to see if they were breathing or for a pulse, but I have no actual recollection of doing so. What I do remember is that Chow Lyang’s flesh was not warm when I touched him to see if he was breathing.
99 Months. The Case of the Sydney Double Murders by Ram Tiwary