As you know, Pam alerted me to the Alfred Moore campaign to have this case, a wrongful conviction, examined again. I have done some checking on the web, found the eBook by Steve Lawson, and have started mulling this case over. Those familiar with my blog know that my first take on a case usually involves a mindmap.
Here it is. My first impressions from reading about Alfred Moore, the murders, and the trial. It is not complete and does not explain the case in full detail. But that is not why I made this mindmap. It just reflects areas I would dig into if I were to study the case.
From Steve’s book: “Two police officers were gunned down in cold blood whilst carrying out their duties in the early hours of Sunday 15th July 1951. The shootings took place in the rural setting of Kirkheaton, a small village situated some three miles from the town centre of Huddersfield. The town being part of the county of Yorkshire.
A local man, Alfred Moore aged 36yrs was subsequently arrested,charged and convicted of those murders. He was executed at Leeds Prison on the 6th February 1952.
The main body of evidence against Moore was by way of a deposition obtained from one of the shot policemen, Constable Arthur Gordon Jagger, in that deposition he gave an account as to the events leading up to the shootings and also that he had picked out Moore at an identity parade which was held around his bedside at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Some fourteen hours after making this deposition, Constable Jagger died.”
If you have read the book or are familiar with the case, leave your thoughts below in the comment box.