Former soldier wrongly convicted of notorious Marie Wilks murder, has died

Eddie Browning after his conviction was overturned Credit: Press Association

A man who was wrongly convicted of the violent murder of a pregnant woman, has died at his home in Lampeter.

Eddie Browning served six years in prison for the notorious murder of Marie Wilks before being released in 1994.

22-year-old Ms Wilks was found with her throat cut on side of the M50 motorway near Bushley, in Hereford and Worcester, after her car had broken down in June 1988.

She was attacked while making an emergency call.

Her 11-year-old sister Georgina was found clutching Ms Wilks 13-month-old son as they wandered along the road trying to find her.

The killing made national headlines and lead to a huge murder hunt involving almost every force in England and Wales.

Eddie Browning Credit: Press Association

The former Welsh Guardsman was found guilty and spent six years behind bars before being released in May 1994 after the Court of Appeal decided his conviction was unsafe, because evidence was kept from his trial by the police.

Browning later received a substantial pay-out, believed to be more than £600,000, as compensation for the time he spent in prison.

No-one has been brought to justice for the crime.

It is understood Mr Browning went to live on a farm in Ceredigion after being released from prison.

Today, Dyfed Powys Police said they were called to the sudden death of a 63-year-old man at around 6pm on May 13.

A spokeswoman said: "The man died at home in the Llanfair Clydogau area of Lampeter. Next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”