Michael Naughton interviewed by Radio New Zealand about calls for a NZ Criminal Cases Review Commission
10 October 2013
Dr Michael Naughton has been interviewed by Radio New Zealand about calls for a Criminal Cases Review Commission-style body to be established in New Zealand in response to the quashing of Mark Lundy's conviction for the murder of his wife and daughter by the Privy Council.
Mark Lundy served over 12 years in prison for the murder that he has always maintained he did not commit. The Privy Council overturned the conviction and instructed the authorities in New Zealand to give Mr Lundy a new trial as soon as possible. Mr Lundy turned to the Privy Council after losing all appeal avenues in New Zealand. His appeal turned upon new ‘credible’ expert evidence that casts serious doubt over the original evidence used at trial, of stomach contents analysis, in order to determine the time of death of the victims. Mr Lundy has always had an alibi for when he claims the murders must have taken place, but the stomach content analysis put the deaths at a time when he could have committed the murders.
You can find the edited interview here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2572104 or here: http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20131009-0826-british_expert_on_miscarriages_of_justice-048.mp3
Further information on the Mark Lundy case can be found at: