49 - Wrongful Conviction: Tim Evans & the serial murders at 10 Rillington Place

Sep 01, 2019, 02:00 AM
A man is hanged for the murder of his child, and presumed to be the his wife's murderer, too. But three years later, in the same house that the couple had lived, more bodies were found.


Six More. 


Including the wife of the man who had been the Crown's star witness against Tim Evans in his murder trial.


This is the story of the serial murders of John Reginald Christie at Ten Rillington Place. 

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Sources:

Jonathan Oates, John Christie of Rillington Place (Yorkshire: Wharncliffe True Crime, 2012) Purchase here

Ludovic Kennedy, Ten Rillington Place (London, Victor Gollancz 1961)

Daniel Brabin, Rillington Place (London: The Statinary Office, 1966)

Author Uncredited, “Miscarriages of justice: Timothy Evans” from Innocent.org https://web.archive.org/web/20080906231140/http://www.innocent.org.uk/cases/timothyevans/timothyevans.pdf (Captured on 6 September 2008 by Wayback Machine)   

Westlake v CCRC [2004] EWHC 2779   Available here: http://netk.net.au/UK/EvansTimothy.asp

Francis Gibb, “Rillington Place case reopened” in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rillington-place-case-reopened-n0x6xc0wn6t?region=ie&t=ie (15 November 2004)   

“Family of hanged man lose court plea” in The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/family-of-hanged-man-lose-court-plea-1-562350 (17 November 2004)

Emma L. Jones and Neil Pemberton, “Ten Rillington Place an the changing politics of abortion in modern day Britain” in Historical Journal (Cambridge)  2014 Dec; 57(4): 1085–1109. available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4563702/

Neill Prior, “Timothy Evans Family's 60 year conviction wait” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8556721.stm (9 March 2010)   

Film: 10 Rillington Place (Dir. Richard Fleischer, 1971). 

Netflix: Rillington Place (Dir. Craig Viveiros 2016) Produced by BBC

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