Gun Alley: Murder, Lies and Failure of Justice


In the early morning of New Year's Eve 1921, 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke's naked body was found in Gun Alley, a dead-end Melbourne lane. She had been raped and strangled. In an atmosphere of public frenzy, the police were pushed to find a culprit and charged saloonkeeper Colin Ross with her murder. Rapidly convicted, and with his appeals to higher courts rejected, Ross was hanged - protesting his innocence to the end. Researching the case in 1995, author Kevin Morgan stumbled upon an envelope containing critical evidence: hair samples. During the trial the prosecution claimed hairs found on Ross's blanket matched a sample of Alma's hair. This was the first time such forensic evidence brought a conviction in read more

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ISBN:

9781742702667

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

Weight:

470g

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

History , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 May 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Morgan