"Evil killer art teacher poisons defenceless old woman!"
That is how the tabloids portrayed Janet Macredie at her original trial, where she was accused of murdering her godmother. Now, 16 months later, her appeal is being heard at The Old Bailey. She is accompanied by Prison Officer Margaret Hoist. Having been blackmailed by a former prisoner, who alleged sexual impropriety, losing another prisoner on a day's outing, and having tests for a serious illness, the last 16 months have been equally traumatic for her.
Two women, two lives about to change.
©2007 Helen Kluger; (P)2007 Helen Kluger
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