World: The Wrong Man

His plea was as old as justice itself. You have the wrong man, argued Timothy Evans, who was charged with strangling his wife and infant daughter. The real killer, he swore, was the prosecution's chief witness, John Christie. Neither judge nor jury was impressed, and in 1950 Evans was hanged in a London prison.

Three years later came some startling new evidence: in the garden and wall of Christie's seedy London flat, police found the bodies of seven women. Among them was the corpse of Evans' wife. At his trial, Christie confessed to Mrs. Evans' murder.

For all that, an inquiry into Timothy...

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