In the Media

Jail release breaks new ground

PUBLISHED April 25, 2005

A woman who claims she was wrongly convicted of murdering her aunt 13 years ago will be released on parole next week, her earliest tariff date. She is thought to be the first person to be freed on schedule while still protesting their innocence.

Susan May, 60, will leave Askham Grange open prison, near York, next Tuesday after serving 12 years for the murder of her aunt, Hilda Marchbank. She has continued to contest her conviction and says she will leave prison with a "heavy heart" because she wished to be be released as an innocent person.