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Susan May's death - comment from the Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Commission is very sorry to learn of Susan May’s death. It may be too early for Mrs May’s friends and family to want to think about or discuss what will happen now in relation to the CCRC’s review of the case._

We will of course be willing to discuss this with them whenever they are ready to do so. In the meantime, we will be continuing with the review of Mrs May’s conviction as before._

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We are making progress in considering Arie Zeelenberg's report, with the help of another forensic expert. This is normal practice. We are continuing to work as quickly as we can and to make progress.

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– Sally Berlin, Crimimal Cases Review Commission

Susan May dies waiting for appeal decision

Susan May Credit: ITV Granada

A woman from Oldham who was campaigning to clear her name after being jailed for murdering her elderly aunt has died as she waited for a decision on whether to grant her an appeal.

Susan May, who was 68, served 12 years in prison for killing Hilda Marchbank at her home in Royton in 1993.

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New evidence in Susan May murder case

by Ashley Derricott

It's claimed new evidence has emerged which could help clear the name of a woman who was convicted of murdering her aunt.

Susan May was released from prison eight years ago but has always maintained she did not kill Hilda Marchbank at her home in Oldham in the early 1990s

Now a report from an international expert casts doubt on the claim that Susan May left a handprint in blood at the scene, which was a major part of the evidence against her.

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